Label: Dirty Science, Fat Beats

Blu and Exile's latest collaboration, Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them, didn't have anywhere near the impact of their widely hailed 2007 LP Below the Heavens. But the album's name left much more of a mark-especially for Blu, one of the most esoteric, underappreciated rappers of the new millennium. Like Van Gogh or, closer to home, Big L and J. Dilla, will Blu have to wait till he's gone to receive the recognition his rhyme skills to deserve?