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The song was produced by Exile.
Following the release of their latest single "Miles Davis," the first off their upcoming album Miles, indie titans Blu & Exile have returned with another glimpse at their forthcoming drop.
This time it arrives by way of "Roots Of Blue," an ambitious track spanning nearly nine-minutes in runtime.
Featuring assistance from Jacinto Rhines, the track opens with some tone-setting spoken word, transitioning over the soulful beat into a seamless verse from Blu.
It's a testament to his confidence as an emcee that Blu opts to ride Exile's understated yet effective instrumental throughout, his words painting pictures as he dives deeper into themes of race, history, and individuality.
Speaking on the track in a press release, Blu named it one of the album's strongest.
"On this song we took it back, all the way back," he explains.
"Back to the very first people who have walked this earth that have influenced, or cultured or matured, my walk on this earth.
Everyone except my immediate family.
This song is my own personal family tree.” Blu & Exile - Roots Of Blue (ft.
Jacinto Rhines) (prod.
[?] Sky blue hue Zulu land in apartheid's name Made by God [?] Yo, check it [Verse 1] Yo, I'm the first man standing upright, holding a stone in my hand After beating an ape, claiming the land Taking the stand and feeding my fam Back when man ate they children I'm killing other animals just to nurture them I journey further from mine, my people, into another culture Not knowin' my brothers 'bout to come and take over (Ayo) We made it all the way to Asia and to Australia Then made the passage to the America's after all behavior Came home and they started makin' homes outta stone Showin' tribes around 'em how much they've grown Yo, I'm [?] at the end of the of start of civilization I'm shuttin' it down, I'm settin' out to build a nation I'm the son of [?], the son of [?], father of Africa King [?] and King Khufu, blood of the Zulu Osiris, Isis, Horus, Anbuis, the Royal family Akhenaten, Tutankhamun and all the Ramesses [?] and Moses I'm the kings of Egypt, kings of Nubia, Mesopotamia Mediterranean, Babylon, Saudi Arabia I'm [?] comin' outta the Middle East after the Romans Reclaiming their gold, homin' their throne 'cause they own it I'm on the first boats to reach America We all African, we sold you to America, we not coming back [?] [Verse 2] Ayo, I'm Adam, the original man banned from the garden I'm Noah, pardon the flood, after the revolution started I'm [?], I'm Abraham, Ozzy and Jacob in the motherland I'm Moses posin' against the king, freein' his people I'm Babylon, tryna reach God by buildin' a steeple I'm the strongest man, Samson I'm the first king, Samuel The prestigious king, Saul Son of King David, I'm Solomon I'm preachin' to the choir like Elijah Isaiah, Jeremiah and, not a king higher than King Hezekiah I'm on fire like [?] I'm Jonah and the whale Daniel in the lion's den I'm Job with just a little hop I'm John The Baptist, the messiah's comin' God's son, Jesus Christ of Nazerath Thank Matthew, Mark, Luke and John for the narrative And Paul for all the passages Apostolic [?] before Constantine Constant persecution, first century Eventually, revolution Islam, sixth century and on and on Slavery, where are you takin' me too? Huh? America? [?] [Verse 3] Yo, I'm Kunta Kinte 'fore he was enslaved by America Picture the freedom before the terror Who had to carry the black burners to Nat Turner During a slave revolt, we came before Columbus dumped us Off the [?] underground railroad, Harriet Tubman Yeah, we probably would still be slaves if it wasn't for Fredrick Douglas I'm up in his government before all them like Booker Washington With all his boys like [?] and Marcus Garvey Takin' us to Africa like Chancellor Williams, Chandler Owens [?] Richard Wright, Rosa Parks and Gordon Parks Joe Lewis, Jackie Robinson and John Henrik Clarke Alex Haley, James Baldwin Malcom X, Martin Luther King Jr, Clarence 13X Maya Angelou, Ray Charles, [?] Emmett Till, Eldridge Cleaver, Bobby Seale Huey Newton, Muhammad Ali and even Gil Scott-Heron Al Sharpton, Fred Hampton, Oprah Winfrey Barack Obama, Assata Shakur, 2Pac Shakur, Biggie And everyone else creating black history That lives with me everyday, until I'm gone [?] They took dark skin and they made a purse for a pale skin whore [Verse 4] Yo I'm Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy [?] Chuck Berry, Jimi Hendrix, B.B King, Sam Cooke Billie Holiday, Ella Fitz, Nina Simone Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Diana Ross Chaka Khan, Tina Turner and Roberta Flack Al Green, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Michael Jack Prince, Sly Stone, Curtis May Roy Ayers, Temptations, 5th Dimension OJ's or [?] Earth, Wind and Fire, funkadelic Parliament, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles Otis Redding and all the shit from the nineties Eighties, seventies and sixties The fifties, forties, thirties and all the twenties All the armies, the Black Panther party, the nation N double A C P organizations All the black NBA, NFL and MLB players And we can't forget Shaka Zulu (Woo) We see you brother, Mandela [?] Blu & Exile