As you can imagine, I get a lot of unsolicited email from all sorts of folks. So when I got back home from catching Nicola’s record release show at Rockwood Music Hall, I checked my email – as I have to do when I get home – when I saw an email from Dirty Science Records. I wound up checking out the official video for Blu and Exile’s “Maybe One Day,” featuring Black Spade, and was quite impressed. The track reminded me a bit of the great old school hip hop that I grew up listening to – charmingly cool, while emphasizing dope lyrics and even doper beats. This song in particular reminds me quite a bit of the Pharcyde and of Gang Starr‘s Jazzmatazz.

The track appears on the duo’s latest effort, Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them.