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XXL Mag announced this morning that Blu is currently recording a track with The Roots for their new album, How I Got Over, due out in June.

I had no idea The Roots had an album coming out again so soon. Funny how that gets shuffled to the back when there’s so much music to download daily.

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Blu and Exile win my award for the work horses of SXSW. I think they were at almost every showcase I was, and they were performing, not chillin’. The video above was at the Blacksmith showcase Thursday night, which was the first time I saw the two. By Saturday night, everyone’s voice seemed to be shot. I can’t imagine Blu’s voice would be much different, because I know guys like Mickey Factz’ and Outasight’s were.

Any time I saw Exile take part in a cipher, whether it was on the streets or on stage, he was the designated beatboxer (for obvious reasons I’m sure). Is there anything he can’t do?

Hit the jump for Blu’s freestyle over Exile’s beatboxin’.

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DOWNLOAD: Blu- HerFavoriteColo(u)r (Mixtape)

This has been a hell of a week for mixtape releases from some of the most talked about artists in hip-hop. I guess Blu just felt left out and had to hit us with one. This was just posted today via his MySpace, without much explanation, or buildup.

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West Coast stand up! This is one combo I want to see. I’m liking these Cali artists coming together like this, first Muggs and Planet Asia, and now this.

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