Album: Her Favorite Colo(u)r
when @kotathefriend rapped over the beat for Vanity by Blu, not only did i enjoy kota's verse, but the production of the instrumental interested me, which is how i discovered Her Favorite Colo(u)r, west-coast hip hop artist Blu's debut solo album, which dropped back in 2010. blu is most known for his collab album with producer Exile in their 2007 release, Below The Heavens. what i immediately found unique about her favorite colo(u)r was that for almost half the tracklist, there are these sort-of skits, comprised of sampled pianos and instrumentals, as well as dialogue snippets from movies. this choice for those certain tracks made the album feel very nostalgic, as well as cohesive. when there are actual songs on the track list, there's usually a track before or after that has dialogue snippets from movies that directly relate to the song that was just played, or will be played. for example, the opening track Love has a conversation snippet of a woman teasing another man, and how the man wants to have peace in his life. the next track, Amnesia, shows Blu rapping about how he used to be a very relaxed man, until the dramas in life got to him, which cause him to yearn for serenity. this correlates with the track that came before it, and all of this album is pretty much like that. as for production, blu handled every single track's beat, and i am impressed by his producing. in a similar style to dilla and madlib, Blu samples lots of jazz and soul, and adds a nice drumbreak over it that makes the sample pop out more. as for Blu himself, is technicality as a rapper shows itself, like on Vanity, Melo, and Untitled(LovedU)2. he has a knack for rapping bar for bar, rather than as a collective verse, which i think matches the production of the album.
Her Favorite Colo(u)r is a very relaxing and laid back album, compareble to some of mac's, mick's, or rashad's work. (continued below)
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