Yeah, yeah, I post a new Blu track every month, so what. You love it anyway.
Azulito has graduated from friends’ couches and his grandma’s backhouse into an unorthodox indie powerhouse. Fans love his quirky eccentricity, others are often befuddled by it, and some just plain think he’s overrated. But they all weigh in anytime San Pedro’s favorite son throws up a YouSendIt link on his Twitter.
While the retail future of NoYork! is uncertain, that’s hardly stopping Blu from keeping his train moving along. With “SteelRemains(Raw),” off Blu’s latest project, the compilation album Open, Blu teases fans with a self-produced track that has him rapping in the fierce, self-congratulatory manner that is most easily accessible for “underground” heads. While many have succeeded in turning that particular style of MCing into a bore in recent years, Blu breathes new life in rapping for the sake of rapping. The cut-and-paste chorus sampling everyone from Bustah Rhymes to MOP to GZA is ill too.