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Stream Nacho Picasso & Blue Sky Black Death Stoned & Dethroned

The Seattle rapper Nacho Picasso has a dark, slithery dirtbag appeal; he raps about violent horror-movie antics with a blackly comic wink in his voice. Blue Sky Black Death, meanwhile, is a Seattle production duo with a twinkly, astral take on synth-rap; their music is glacial and bottom-heavy and gorgeous. BSBD have produced a bunch… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 13, 2015 - 2:41 pm

Blue Sky Black Death – “Keys” (Feat. Gucci Mane, Deniro Farrar, Nacho Picasso & Mack Shine)

The ambitious Seattle rap production duo Blue Sky Black Death released their sprawling album Glaciers this week, and it’s notably low on actual rap. And it’s not like that needed a corrective, since Glaciers is an absorbing and gorgeous record. But now it’s got a corrective anyway: “Keys,” a new online one-off that features the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 2, 2013 - 12:06 pm

Blue Sky Black Death – “II” (Feat. Child Actor)

Blue Sky Black Death is an excellently-named Seattle production duo; they’ve put in serious time assembling spacey, twinkling, weirdly pretty beats for rappers like Nacho Picasso and Deniro Farrar. This fall, they’ll release their new album Glaciers. The album is only five songs long, but each of them is a sprawling, expansive, softly epic piece… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 23, 2013 - 1:16 pm

Stream Blue Sky Black Death & Deniro Farrar Cliff Of Death EP

Blue Sky Black Death are a Seattle production duo who make gorgeously glassy synthscapes and who have produced three excellent full-lengths for rapper Nacho Picasso. Deniro Farrar is a North Carolina rapper who delivers his words like cudgels and who teamed up with Shady Blaze to make last year’s great Kill Or Be Killed mixtape. More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 2, 2013 - 2:24 pm

Download Blue Sky Black Death & Nacho Picasso Exalted

The first rapper who showed up twice in our Mixtape Of The Week column was Seattle’s Nacho Picasso, who teamed up with the hometown production crew Blue Sky Black Death on For The Glory and Lord Of The Fly. The combination of Nacho’s nasally grimy death-obsessed stoner-talk and BSBD’s headblown synthscapes is a potent one… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 29, 2012 - 11:11 am

Mixtape Of The Week: Blue Sky Black Death & Nacho Picasso Lord Of The Fly

Last year, the Seattle rapper Nacho Picasso had something of a coming-out party when he released his For The Glory mixtape, a cloudy-eyed and bloody-minded celebration of boundless drug appetites and comic-book violence. Nacho had as much fun kicking out grisly murder threats as Odd Future do, but he did it with more of a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 18, 2012 - 4:03 pm

Download Blue Sky Black Death & Nacho Picasso Lord Of The Fly Mixtape

Late last year, we gave Mixtape Of The Week one week to For The Glory, a full-length from the word-drunk, bloody-minded Seattle rapper Nacho Picasso. Much of the production on that mixtape came from the Seattle duo Blue Sky Black Death, whose gleaming synths were an ideal complement for Nacho’s comic-book nerdery and crawling threats. More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 13, 2012 - 12:07 pm