Here is a recent interview Vibe captured with Blu:
Why did you decide to drop the GodLee Barnes LP as one long un-mastered song?
I started to really enjoy releasing songs on MySpace. I did that for about a year, and then it went to releasing short projects. I dropped a couple instrumental projects and theÂ Her Favorite ColourÂ mixtape online. Then Twitter started popping. With theÂ GodLee BarnesÂ LP, I just felt the raw energy of it because that was the original way I recorded it. That old school cassette feel felt right. I may release an official version of that in the future
Will you ever drop an official mixtape with a DJ?
Weâ€™re still wrapping mixing the record and getting our campaign together. There might be a mixtape coming. Iâ€™ve been talking to some real DJs about doing my first official mixtape. I definitely want to out my foot in that arenaâŽ¯show them how I would do it. Youâ€™ll definitely hear some random singles from me very soon.
You really seem to keep a low profile.
I definitely have this aura where I like to keep it low-key. Iâ€™ve always felt like an underground artist, and it was pretty easy to keep it that way in a sense because thatâ€™s where I was established and my comfort zone is. But with the Internet, Iâ€™m able to keep my presence without any major radio or TV play.
How did you get down with Lupeâ€™s supergroup, All City Chess Club?
I talked toÂ LupeÂ on the phone about the crew. Heâ€™s the head honcho with All City Chess Club. He really just gave me call on the random one day [laughs]. For some reason, I thought it was Bilal. But we chopped it up for a while. And a little while later he shot me the â€œIâ€™m Beaming (Remix)â€ to get on there. Iâ€™m still waiting and wanting to lay some verses with them. Iâ€™m definitely down with recording an album.