A Long Red Hot Los Angeles Summer Night

Blu & Oh No - A Long Red Hot Los Angeles Summer Night
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Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 213 ratings
2019 Ratings: #365
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March 1, 2019 / Release Date
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Hip Hop / Genres
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Oh No, Blu / Primary Artists
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Pretty Much Amazing

It’ll take a better rapper than Blu to create a concept album with Madvillainy-style beats, but Oh No’s beats and the ambition here still result in Blu’s best album in years.

The Needle Drop

A Long Red Hot Los Angeles Summer Night contains quite a bit of Blu and Oh No's best work to date.


Evoking the golden age of LA hip-hop with rapid-fire rhymes, vivid set pieces, and sample-centric beats, the rapper finally offers a proper follow-up to an ill-fated opus.

Finally, a return to form.
Omg it’s mixed and mastered right
I'm not gonna lie. I don't think I really cared about Blu, Oh No or this project realistically before The Bald Man came in.

The Bald Man did say 'This album is pretty good', and as we all do here, we blindly follow the Bald Man. I've discovered many a good record through the Bald Man. The Bald Man is always right, except when he's not (in which case the Bald Man is always wrong). So, what did the Bald Man have for me today?

A decent hip-hop album. Yeah, this was nice. Good job Bald Man.

This ... read more
I haven't heard anything from either artist involved so I don't have anything to compare this with, but this is actually a really good album. This is definitely a really good rap album which has some of the best hip-hop songs to come from this year.

Most of the second half of this record is just great rap song after great rap song. I feel like if this whole album was just tracks seven through seventeen, then I would have liked this album a hell of a lot more than I actually did. There were a ... read more
Blu’s first W in years
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#36/The Needle Drop

Track List

  1. Intro
  2. The Lost Angels Anthem (feat. Kezia)
  3. It Never Rains in South L.A.
  4. Round Bout Midnight (feat. Abstract Rude & Self Jupiter)
  5. Straight No Chaser (feat. Donel Smokes)
  6. Boogie to Flex (feat. Definite, Ca$hus King & MED)
  7. Champagne
  8. The Robbery (feat. Montage One & Tristate)
  9. Liquor Store (feat. Donel Smokes & Ca$hus King)
  10. Made the Call (feat. Ca$hus King, Definite & MED)
  11. Stalkers (feat. Donel Smokes)
  12. Pop Shots
  13. Do the Crime
  14. Murder Case (feat. Brandi Price)
  15. Facing Time
  16. Jail Cypher (feat. Playa Haze, Mic Holden, Ayun Bassa, Jabee, Carl Roe & LocalBlac)
  17. Fresh Out
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Added on: March 1, 2019