2007 Debut with Accompanying 7" featuring 2 Previously Unreleased Instrumentals!
Blu is the leader of West Coast hip hop. Since the days of Pharcyde, Freestyle Fellowship, and Jurassic 5, there have been few wordsmiths that have grasped the attention of listeners worldwide. Introduced to NWA and Public Enemy by his father, Blu later was captivated by the likes of Black Star, The Roots, and Common, creating a unique balance that is displayed in Blu's personality and music.
Blu's debut full length LP, 2007's Below the Heavens, paired him with producer Exile on the Sound in Color imprint. Blu's delivery flows flawlessly here, while the content reflects the joy and pain of working class youth everywhere. Lead single, "Narrow Path" rocked stages across the world, as fans began to feel the impact of Blu's music.
Hip hop fans have been looking to put hope into the ‘next' emcee that will give them the same feeling when they first heard Black Thought, Common, or Slum Village. Blu fulfills this need, but maintains something that is entirely new, while not recycled.