April 15: Blu Was Born. (1983)

April 15, 1983 – On This Date In Hip-Hop, Johnson “Blu” Barnes was born in San Pedro, California. Blu would grow up to: (1) become a hype man, (2) be influenced by Common, Tupac, Nas, De La Soul, NWA and The Roots, (3) become 1/2 of Blu And Exile, (4) be in XXL’s 2009 Freshmen class and (5) release 5 solo projects amongst many other EP’s, mixtapes and collaboration albums.

Happy Birthday Blu!

ABOVE: Blu’s XXL Freestyle
ABOVE: Blu & Exile – KEXP Freestyle
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