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  • Audio CD (21 July 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Double CD, Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Nature Sounds
  • ASIN: B00IN69PUO
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 146,734 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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  1. HomeBlu 4:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
  2. The ReturnBlu 4:54£0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. Back Home AgainBlu 1:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. Boyz N the HoodBlu feat. Fashawn, Pac Div 4:15£0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. Whip Creme (Part One)Blu feat. Definite, Big Dame, Co$$, Swt Pea 4:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
  6. The WestBlu 2:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
  7. The 50zBlu 3:17£0.99  Buy MP3 
  8. The LABlu feat. Secret Service Agents 3:50£0.99  Buy MP3 
  9. Summer TimeBlu feat. Bombay, Arima Ederra 2:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
10. Summer Time / Angel DustBlu feat. LMNO, 2Mex, Imani of The Pharcyde 5:15£0.99  Buy MP3 


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  2. Dre DayBlu 1:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. Red & GoldBlu feat. Prodigy, Mitchy Slick, Phil Da Agony 4:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. Child SupportBlu 3:12£0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. Well FareBlu feat. Thurz, Casey Veggies 3:12£0.99  Buy MP3 
  6. He ManBlu 4:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
  7. Brown SugarBlu feat. MED, Oh No 5:00£0.99  Buy MP3 
  8. Bobby BrownBlu feat. Clutch, Mic Holden, Definite 3:13£0.99  Buy MP3 
  9. Can't Stop, Won't StopBlu feat. Alchemist, Evidence, Tristate, Planet Asia, Donel Smokes, Chace Infinite, Krondon 6:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
10. The West (Part Two)Blu 2:33£0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

L.A. rapper Blu burst onto the scene with the widely acclaimed Exile collaboration Below The Heavens, igniting a West Coast hip hop renaissance in the process. In the years since, Blu has released a steady stream of critically-acclaimed projects, from the love-themed concept album Her Favorite Colo(u)r to the eclectic masterpiece York. In the process, he's worked with a host of hip-hop's top talents, including The Roots, Alchemist, Lupe Fiasco, B.o.B., Madlib, Aloe Blacc, Asher Roth, 9th Wonder, Evidence, Nottz, and many more. Now, Blu is back with Good To Be Home, his first ever double album. Featuring a host of West Coast hip-hop luminaries, Good To Be Home is an unapologetic celebration of Los Angeles music and culture. "This is my most defining record ever," says Blu. A cohesive collection with two discs and no filler, Good To Be Home is an important addition to Blu's already impressive catalog.

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Lyrically, Blu is one of the best out. This can be heard on various tracks on this album. The only thing that sometimes lets him down at times is his beat selection, which is also evident in this album.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Blu pays tribute to his neighborhood on the double album "Good To Be Home" 15 Aug. 2014
By Perverted Alchemist - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Vinyl
West Coast rapper Blu rode a wave of critical acclaim ever since he released "Below The Heavens" with producer Exile in 2007. After a few collaboration albums with the likes of Mainframe and Ta'Raach, Blu was offered a recording contract. The label that offered him a deal was Sire Records- one-time label home to Ice-T, whose last hip hop album that was released on the label was Donald D's underrated 1992 sophomore effort "Let The Horns Blow". With the go ahead to record his major label debut, the record company hoped he was recording something along the lines of "Below The Heavens". However, Blu clearly had other plans. He worked on the album that was called "No York"- an experimental and ambitious body of work. Though Blu loved the album, Sire and its parent company Warner Bros. Records was repeatedly going through internal changes- which resulted in numerous delays. As a result, Blu left the label and decided to release the album for free over the internet. In 2012, he reunited with Exile again for their second set together, "Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them". After releasing "No York" on physical product, he released his newest recording "Good To Be Home" at the end of spring in 2014.

The recording was released as a double album produced solely by Bombay, whose lo-fi sound is noticeably similar to another West Coast producer, Madlib. Over the course of the 60 minute recording, Blu explores everyday life in Los Angeles, California, with guests who mostly hail from Cali- save for Mobb Deep member Prodigy on "Red & Gold". He opens the recording with the aptly-titled "Home" with vocals from independent soul singer Jimetta Rose. He details growing up in a gang infested neighborhood on "The Return" and collaborates with Fashawn and Pac Div on "Boyz N The Hood". Blu trades verses with Bombay on the song about having fun on "Summer Time". He gets help with MED and Oh No on "Brown Sugar" and duets with Thurz and Casey Veggies on their relationship troubles on "Well Fare". He has a seven minute posse cut "Can't Stop, Won't Stop" which features numerous people- including The Alchemist, Evidence, Planet Asia and Chace Infinte. Lastly, he closes the album with the instrumental "The West (Part Two)". "Good To Be Home" is a great album from Blu. Despite constant criticisms aimed toward his discography, he shows that he can make his best work when he's completely focused.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Lo-fi Funk 29 May 2014
By Technosapien - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I'm really digging this album. Blu is so on point here with the flow, and producer Bombay crafted some great, extremely lo-fi and gritty, soulful beats. Blu is known for preferring dusty beats like this, but these beats sound like they are completely un-mastered and recorded on a cassette. This is something I can and do appreciate, and I know this is done intentionally, but on some songs its taken to such an extreme level that it can take away from the song.

I'm loving every verse on here, including the verses from the multiple guest features (Evidence, Alchemist, Planet Asia, Phil Da Agony, Fashawn, and many more). Everyone does their thing here.

My standout tracks are `He-Man`, `Red & Gold', `Can't Stop Won't Stop`, and ``The Return'. Solid effort from Blu and Bombay. Blu is one of the best to represent the West.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Dread Solo's 'Good To Be Home' Review 4 July 2014
By Dread Solo - Hip-Hop Journalist - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Since Blu's debut release with Exile, Below the Heavens in 2007, he has become one of the most recognized and hungry emcees gunning below the trap of mainstream success. That album got him the recognition and underground fame he well deserved, with HipHopDX naming him Rookie of the Year. Seven years later, and multiple releases later, Blu returns with Good to be Home, released (5/19/14).

Picture yourself rolling through the west coast with all the windows down on Daytons in the summer time, Los Angeles to be specific. Blu really executed this vibe with both content and overall sound. The album is essentially an ode to his hometown/coast, and he did a stellar job doing so. In comparison to some of his earlier projects, Below the Heavens for example, he was really able to take a step back from a heavily east coast inspired sound. It opens with Home, as the Blu states, "88 carats on my gold face, shining like the golden state, riding on Daytons / Banging for my whole race, all black, no blank spaces on my ball cap..." Blu also did a cut titled Dre Day which is indirectly touching on Dr. Dre's The Chronic album being such an influence on the coast, presenting a mellow vibe yet thick lyrics.

It is also loaded with features from Fashawn, Pac Div, Imani (of Pharcyde), Casey Veggies, Planet Asia, to Alchemist and Prodigy. Covering both coasts, Can't Stop, Won't Stop displays straight lyrical mastery from over seven emcees, loosely categorized and insanely sharp. The album is predominantly west-inspired, but Blu makes it clear how important the east still is to his influence as an artist, based off his line up of featured artists, and some highlights in the production. He stated on a press release that this album is his "most defining record". The West is the double disc album's first single, in which he paints a vivid mental masterpiece of life on the west coast (addressing gang activity, his view on the coast, and how it impacts him).

Overall, Good to be Home is an amazing project that should feed any Blu fans hunger. Staying close to its general theme of the west coast, the album tells many stories of day to day life there, and places me in the heart of Los Angeles. As far as production goes, the album is thoroughly pleasant and easy to sink into as a listener. If categorized, I'd say it's like a modern day, new west sound with hints of inspiration from an east coast sound. Blu always delivers, whether direct or abstractly pitching content, with an organic and consistent flow over any beat he jumps on. Sometimes albums with an extensive track list is too much material in one project, but in this case the 20 track lp is a huge success, feeding the hunger but not overdoing it. Be sure to go buy the album and show love.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.5 stars really 28 Jun. 2014
By B T - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
cd 2 is doper than cd 1.. both are slappers tho.. good flows and beats,exactly what people want in hip hop. prodigy , mitchy slick CLACK CLACK CLACK CLACK, n krondon just some of the other dudes that bless tracks on this. get this you wont be disappointed . blu is dope
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Rawness gets five 23 May 2014
By SouthEastGetByMusicGroup - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Okay. Have to be one of the best hip hop double since Nas Street Disciple album. Blu lyrics is fresh. The features are on point. Blasting Summer time in the A6. Brought the physical copy. Impressed. Bombay as a producer did his job.
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