Blu Makes His Return, Discussing West Coast Gangsta Culture (Audio)
For almost a decade, Blu has been a musical chameleon. The Los Angeles native’s albums sound wildly different, from one to the next, while his evasiveness from the spotlight only adds to the mystique. For Good To Be Home (cover art pictured), Blu may seem like he’s returning to form, but in actuality, he’s pushing new boundaries. “The Return” hears Blu discussing growing up amidst the hotbed of L.A. gang culture, and his push to be taken seriously as an MC in an era when L.A.’s strongest were gang affiliated.
The sounds suit the verses perfectly, as an amalgam of Blu’s usual dusty loops, with some knock that might not sound terrible in some old pancaked Chevy.
#FunFact: Blu once auditioned to be an artist on Death Row Records in the early 2000s. Then-CEO Suge Knight was reportedly interested, but Johnson Barnes had reservations, and ultimately passed.