Pennsylvania and California collide as Izzy Strange and Blu team together in Venice Beach for their collab effort, “At Home” –
For two skilled wordsmiths, rocking a microphone is child’s play. More so, the recording booth feels as though you’re right “At Home”. That’s the forte for Izzy Strange‘s latest release, crafted by Grammy Award winning producer, Nate Fox. Featured on Strange’s “A Good Day 2 B The Bad Guy” album, the track features verbiage from seasoned Los Angeles emcee, Blu. Together as one, they split verses between each other in true Hip Hop fashion. Prior to the video launch, Izzy pieced together a teaser clip that offered insight into the track and video.
To make such a video possible, Izzy and videographer Joshua Thomas made the coast to coast trek via airplane. After landing in California and linking with Blu, they set their sites on the famed Venice Beach Boardwalk to kick things off. To further amplify the high energy of the song, Thomas implements colorful image editing and subtle animations throughout the presentation. These techniques add in an extra amount of flare and pizzazz. Then, with Cokes in hand and smiles, the fellas head to the the Pacific Ocean coastline to bring things to a close.
Izzy Strange Ft Blu – “At Home” (Produced By Nate Fox)
Izzy is no stranger to our platform. He’s been featured a number of times over the course of 2017 and even premiered his “No Commercials” video thru us. The fast rising talent has continued to impact with a number of singles and video releases throughout the year. His collab track with Mick Jenkins was premiered on HHDX and was picked up by a number of other respected platforms such as 2 Dope Boyz. As Izzy states in the chorus, “They like Iz? I never heard of you, sure you’re true. But after this I’ll make sure you knew, grab a clue”. Now with the video available, this statement is as true as ever.
Strange isn’t the only one celebrating however. Blu has been equally having a stellar year as he ushers in the ten year anniversary of “Below The Heavens” with Exile. It is an album many true Hip Hop fans label a classic. In honor of the milestone, Blu & Exile have set off on tour to perform the project. They land in Pennsylvania on November 5th and will be joined by Izzy as well. Show dates and tickets for the tour can be found on Ticketfly. Blu also debuted “soul amazing (part seven)”, an ongoing music series featuring a collection of his most recent guest features. Catch one of his verses from “At Home” on track three.
Enjoy the video above and make sure to grab a copy of “A Good Day 2 B The Bad Guy” and “soul amazing (part seven)” via Bandcamp.