NoYork! - Blu
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78

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  • Summary: Originally set to be released in 2011 with Warner Bros., the sixth solo studio release for the Los Angeles rapper featuring production from Daedalus, Dibia$e, Exile, Flying Lotus, Madlib, and Samiyam is finally released as York.
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  1. Mar 27, 2013
    90
    There are a few moments that don’t feel too far removed from regular west coast tropes (“A Bove Crenshaw”, the opening/closing duo “Doin’ Nothin’ / Doin’ Somethin’”, and “Ronal Morgan”), but most of your time spent with NoYork! will be a decidedly original experience.
  2. Mar 27, 2013
    81
    This version of NoYork! doesn’t offer any new revelations about the record, but as the physical document of that time a gifted rapper blew off a promising record deal to geek out in the studio with friends and then came out with one of the defining documents of his scene, it’s still a win.
  3. Mar 27, 2013
    70
    As a mystical and cosmic album, No York! sheds light on Blu's inspiring sonic dexterity.
  4. Mar 27, 2013
    60
    Listeners willing to pull out a shovel and dig through the layers are bound to find something new each time they listen, but for most newbies, a simpler album would be a better starting point.
  5. Apr 26, 2013
    60
    York is an interesting and often times bizarre album.
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