In 2006, Blu & Ta’Raach released the album titled The Piece Talks under a . It was completely produced by Ta’Raach and featured Shawn Jackson, Noni Lomar, and Jazmin Mitchell. Originally sold on tour in 2005, the album included their hit single, League Leaders (The Friar cover) and the 6 inch single, The King. Blu used the production techniques he learned from working on albums with Exile, Mainframe, and Ta’Raach and began to produce beats. He started working on a project titled GOD is Good under the production moniker GODlee Barnes. He produced an instrumental album, which was turned into a rap compilation called, Open with various artists who rapped over the instrumental version of this album. He also produced an entire album for Brooklyn emcee/actor, Sene, called A Day Late & A Dollar Short.
But that album isn’t nearly as adventurous as Blu’s new collaboration with Detroit rapping producer Ta’Raach called . pronounced crass, not crack ). What makes The Piece Talks magnetic is how their unrestrained approach allows them to cover so much ground without sounding overly rehearsed. Blu and Raach get breezy ( Love Don’t ), bugged-out ( Bullet Through Me ), and dead serious ( Respect ) while never really losing hold of their lucid flows and bump-worthy beats (courtesy of Ta’Raach). may very well go down as one of the best new hip-hop duos in the ’08.
Undoubtedly and perhaps unfairly, the point of reference for most listeners with The Piece Talks, the collaborative debut of Los Angeles MC Blu and Detroit rapper/producer Ta'Raach under the moniker . "Collect Respect Anna Check"), is the 2007 album Below the Heavens, another collaboration yet between Blu and DJ/producer Exile. One of that year's most refreshing efforts, Below the Heavens had underground and alternative rap circles buzzing about Blu and his ability to write full-fledged songs. Though lesser-known, former Jay Dee collaborator Ta'Raach (formerly.
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|1||What Up (Part 2)|
|2||Buy Me Lunch
Drums [Additional] – J*One*Vocals [Party Girl] – Noni Limar
Backing Vocals [Skatz] – Jimetta RoseDrums [Additional] – J*One*Voice [What Up Doh] – King Midaz
|8||Pop Dem Boyz|
|10||Mr. Big Fizz|
|14||Activate (As Well)|
|15||Bullet Through Me
Rap [Parlimentarian] – Shawn Jackson
Vocals – J. Mitchell
- Arranged By, Recorded By – TaRaach*
- Art Direction, Design – Fatoe
- Artwork By [Logo] – Basic
- Engineer [Assistant Vocal] – Black Monk* (tracks: 4, 7, 9, 10, 17)
- Engineer [Assistant] – Chris Thompson
- Executive-Producer – Blu , TaRaach*
- Executive-Producer [Co-executive Producer] – Chikara Kurahashi
- Guitar [Electric] – TaRaach* (tracks: 15)
- Keyboards – TaRaach* (tracks: 2)
- Mixed By – TaRaach*
- Performer – Blu , TaRaach*
- Photography – Theo Jemison
- Producer – TaRaach*
- Scratches [Cutz] – Raach Box* (tracks: 7, 13)
NotesOfficial updated, remastered & re-rereleased version of C.R.A.C.'s independently released Piece Talks tour CD-R from 2006.
|TR396-036, none||C.R.A.C.*||The Piece Talks (CD, Album)||Tres Records, The Lovelution Prosper||TR396-036, none||US||2008|
|TR396-036||C.R.A.C.*||The Piece Talks (CD, Album, Promo)||Tres Records||TR396-036||US||2008|