Left coast indie heavyweight Blu recently caught up with KSJS to discuss his upcoming fourth studio release No York!, which is due out this summer on Warner Bros/Sire. DX’s 2007 Rookie of the Year said that he feels his latest project and Warner Bros debut follows in the same thematic vein as his previous efforts.

“We have the No York! album dropping this summer,” he said. “It’s pretty heavy. We’re at some stages of trying to figure out how exactly we want to release it, but it’s a pretty heavy album. It’s one of my favorite records. It reminds me of my first three records all in one, Below the Heavens, the Blu and Ta’rach C.R.A.C. record and the Blu and Mainframe Johnson&Johnson joint.”

Blu also confirmed that he would be reuniting with one-time collaborator U-God of the Wu-Tang Clan for No York!. He said that he was so excited to worth with Baby U that he almost got inked up with the Wu’s logo.



“I’ve got U-God on the new album,” he explained. “I was about to get a Wu-Tang tattoo…I was so amped.”

The full interview can be seen below.