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Good to Be Home, Blu

Blu

May 25th, 2014

Birth Name:
Johnson Barnes

Born:
Blu

Genre:
Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active:
'00s, '10s






Blu

Biography

With his cool-headed SoCal demeanor and everyman charisma, Blu was championed at the onset of his recording career when he collaborated with Emanon DJ/producer Exile for the highly acclaimed LP Below the Heavens (2007). Born Johnson Barnes in Inglewood, California, Blu, whose stepfather was a pastor, was very influenced by gospel and Christian rap when he was developing his MC skills in middle and high school. His musical turning point came when he first heard the Common classic “I Used to Love H.E.R.” (1994), as well as the Chicago MC's third album, One Day It'll All Make Sense (1997). From then onward, Blu abandoned his schoolyard freestyle frame of mind and dedicated his abilities to crafting well-written songs. As he started doing live performances, he paid his dues working as a hype man for several underground rap and soul artists, including Slum Village, Steve Spacek, Platinum Pied Pipers, and, of course, Emanon. His relationship with Exile and newfound mindset in making music pointed him toward signing with L.A. independent Sound in Color in 2004, which for the young MC meant brushing off interest from Interscope and Death Row.

Top Albums

Good to Be Home, Blu
1. Good to Be H..
Her Favorite Colo(u)r, Blu
2. Her Favorite..
Gods in the Spirit - EP, Blu
3. Gods in the ..
York, Blu
4. York
Open, Blu
5. Open
Amnesia, Blu
6. Amnesia
The Burgundy, Med
7. The Burgundy
The Narrow Path - EP, Blu
8. The Narrow P..
Beautifully Ugly, sene
9. Beautifully ..
Standing With Giants, Blu
10. Standing Wit..
BeSene - EP, Blu & Sene are Patch Adams
11. BeSene – EP
The Buzz, Med
12. The Buzz
Yes, Cookbook
13. Yes
No Way, No How, Blu
14. No Way, No H..
The Clean Hand / Lemonade - EP, Blu
15. The Clean Ha..
Dont Hold No Grudge, Blu
16. Dont Hold No..
Definition of Baller, Blu
17. Definition o..
Addiction (feat. Stephanie Kay), Blu
18. Addiction (f..
Take It Back (feat. Max Payne & Blu) - Single, Llawrenc
19. Take It Back..
Pyramid - Single, Blu
20. Pyramid – Si..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.

Boyz N the Hood (feat. Fashawn &.. Good to Be Home 4:15 $1.29
2.

Can't Stop, Won't Stop (feat.. Good to Be Home 6:49 $1.29
3.

Red & Gold (feat. Prodigy, Mitch.. Good to Be Home 4:18 $1.29
4.

50Z Good to Be Home 3:17 $0.99
5.

Summer (feat. Imani, LMNO & 2Mex.. Good to Be Home 5:15 $1.29
6.

Brown Sugar (feat. Med & Oh No) Good to Be Home 5:00 $1.29
7.

He Man Good to Be Home 4:22 $1.29
8.

Child Support Good to Be Home 3:12 $1.29
9.

Return Good to Be Home 4:54 $1.29
10.

Well Fare (feat. THURZ & Casey V.. Good to Be Home 3:12 $1.29
11.

Rap Dope Good to Be Home 3:28 $1.29
12.

Summer Time (feat. Bombay & Arim.. Good to Be Home 2:55 $1.29
13.

West Good to Be Home 2:46 $1.29
14.

Boyz II Men (feat. Nitty Scott MC) Gods in the Spirit – EP 3:51 $0.99
15.

Down To Earth York 3:19 $0.99
16.

Everybody Nose (feat. Sa-Ra & No.. York 3:42 $0.99
17.

Boyz II Men (feat. Nitty Scott, MC) Coalmine Records Presents: .. 3:41 $0.99
18.

Kiss the Sky (feat. Mela Machinko) Coalmine Records Presents: .. 3:28 $0.99
19.

West, Pt. Two Good to Be Home 2:33 $1.29
20.

Bobby Brown (feat. Clutch, Mic Holde.. Good to Be Home 3:13 $0.99
21.

Dre Day Good to Be Home 1:49 $1.29
22.

LA (feat. Secret Service Agents) Good to Be Home 3:50 $1.29
23.

Whip Creme, Pt. One (feat. Definite,.. Good to Be Home 4:33 $1.29
24.

Back Home Again Good to Be Home 1:52 $1.29
25.

Home Good to Be Home 4:18 $1.29

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