From his 2007 Below The Heavens album with Exile to his 2008 LP with Mainframe Johnson & Jonson, Los Angeles’ Blu has captivated audiences, garnering numerous HipHopDX Year End Awards and others. Now signed to Warner Brothers at work on his major label debut, the emcee/producer will formally unveil his unreleased debut, Her Favorite Colo(u)r.
Nature Sounds Records is poised to release Blu’s mid-’00s album August 24, featuring acts such as TiRon, Sene and Strange Fruit Project’s Myth. Aside from one song, the entire album is produced by Blu.
To add to the fanfare, Nature Sounds and Blu have also included another unreleased Blu project, The Godlee Barnes LP as a bonus disc within this deluxe packaging.
“Every project I approach, I don’t want it to sound like anything else,” Blu said in a statement. “I feel like I’m going to be producing a lot longer than I’ll be rapping.”
Similar releases have taken place in the past with fellow California artists such as U-N-I and Murs. (July 8)
UPDATE: According to online retailer AccessHipHop.com, the early work from Blu will be released on February 15, 2011. The retailer also provided a tracklisting to Her Favorite Colo(u)r‘s first disc:
11.Beggars Black Gold
UPDATE #2: While Her Favorite Colo(u)r is still planned for release – in March of 2011, Nature Sounds contacted HipHopDX to reveal that they will be releasing a vinyl and digital Blu EP on February 15. The work will be called Amnesia, and will feature songs from Her Favorite Colo(u)r and some other unreleased material.
UPDATE #3: Nature Sounds Records revealed that Her Favorite Colo(u)r is now planned for April 19 release.