Before I start, I’d like to make it clear that I mean no offense by what I am setting forth here. This is coming from someone who has remained faithful to the artist known as Blu since I first heard Below The Heavens back in 2007. I am not writing this to bash Blu, I have the utmost respect for him not only as an artist but as a human being, too.
With that said, I take a lot of what has unfolded over the years quite personally, mostly because some of his music meant so much to me. I’d like to use this platform to create discussion and possibly change the public perception of someone who was, at one time, the most promising rapper on the map. This isn’t coming from a blogger who has been involved with underground music for a few years now but simply a fan of hip-hop and everything that it has brought forth to my life. And quite frankly, I know a lot of you out there think about this on a regular basis.
In an attempt to break down what exactly happened with Blu, I looked back at every step in the development of his career starting with the beginning. But instead of throwing down just the facts, let’s try and analyze how this changed our own perception of the Los Angeles MC. This is an outsider view and, obviously, we don’t know what is really going on with Blu and his personal life. Like I said, this is coming from a fan, and nothing more.