Blu (Johnson Barnes, b. 1983) is an American rapper from San Pedro, California.
Blu in Reviews
Music − Review | posted 19.02.2014
Sene & Blu
A Day Late … & A Dollar Short.
»A Day Late… & A Dollar Short« by Sene & Blu is finally being released on vinyl. It’s about time – this record deserves all the attention it can get.
Music − Review | posted 02.11.2012
Blu & Exile
Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them
Trying to walk on long-lost paths of triumph is something that can go deliciously wrong. Or it can serve as a remedy.
Music − Review | posted 13.02.2012
Blu & Exile
Below the Heavens
In 2007, with Below The Heavens, Blu & Exile did not only start off their careers, but also created a path-breaking landmark within the (then rather dreary) rap-environment.
Music − Review | posted 22.09.2011
The flood of releases doesn’t dry out: Open is another in-between-production on the way to album NoYork!, which everyone is waiting for. It shows Blu in his debut as a producer.
Music − Review | posted 26.08.2011
You get the impression you are not listening to an album but to some relaxed recording session. That’s still a blessing.
Music − Review | posted 19.06.2011
Her Favourite Colo(u)r
Her Favourite Colo(u)r, together with its videos, is a stroll through an antique shop full of films like Buffalo ’66 and old, well-known, Jazz-records.
Blu in News
Music − News | posted 24.01.2012
10 years of hhv.de
7inch series as a special gift
10 Jahre ist es her, dass hhv.de seine digitalen Pforten geöffnet hat und dies gilt es zu feiern. Ab sofort erscheint monatlich eine exklusive 7inch in Zusammenarbeit mit befreundeten Labels. Ausgabe No.1 präsentiert den Franzosen Dela.
Music − Portrait | posted 07.07.2020
In search of the truth
For six years the label International Anthem from Chicago has been reliably delivering jazz with their own attitude and idea. Although the founders refuse to be ascribed almost any kind of attribution to a genre. For them, the most beautiful sound is just always: the truth.
Music − Review | posted 20.07.2020
Towers Of Silence
A very deserving compilation brings us Stroom these days with »Towers Of Silence« from the Belgian Adult Fantasies.
Music − News | posted 09.07.2020
The album »Venus«, first released in 1981, by Hideki Matsutake alias Loi’gic System, who plays with the Yellow Magic Orchestra, is now being reissued via Wewantsounds. Exclusively at HHV Records in a limited edition.
Music − News | posted 24.06.2020
Apollo Brown & Che' Noir
Exclusive Edition: »As God Intended«
Apollo Brown has teamed up with Che’ Noir for »As God Intended«, which will be released by Mello Music Group on September 4, 2020. The album is exclusively available from us in a Coloured Vinyl Edition.
Music − Review | posted 24.06.2020
The new edition of »Dropsonde« comes along with seven bonus tracks. The Norwegian producer Biosphere then radically reinterpreted an entire genre.