Blu and Real Bad Man release collaborative album, “Bad News.”
After teaming up with Boldy James to release Real Bad Boldy (2021) and Killing Nothing (2022) and linking up with rising star Pink Siifu for Real Bad Flights (2022), and earlier this year, Serpent, with Kool Keith, Real Bad Man returns with his new collaborative endeavor, Bad News, with west coast stalwart Blu; which is now officially available, along with a new visual for the album’s title track.
While Real Bad Man has proven to thrive in the continuity and structure of creating full projects with his emcee(s) of choice, Blu has also similarly flourished within those bounds over the course of his distinguished career.
“My name (Blu) is synonymous with being the bearer of ‘Bad News.’ Anytime you speak the blues, it represents just that to people; and Blu only speaks the blues. The themes on Bad News are centered on battle rap, it’s for the heads that missed the cipher and it packs a heavy punch” Blu asserts. “I am honored to do this project with Real Bad Man and add it to his elite collection of projects with great emcees. The music came out excellent, which is always the most important, and I was able to creatively express myself freely.
“The Golden Rule” (featuring C.L. Smooth) and “Hebrews” (featuring Planet Asia) are my favorite tracks because I got to collaborate with two artists who have influenced and molded my sound and style more than pretty much any other artists in Hip Hop. Thank you to the OG’s, and thank you Real Bad Man for giving me the platform to shine.”
“I’ve been a fan of Blu’s for a while and we’ve worked together here and there on some one-offs, but I knew a whole project together would be special” Real Bad Man adds. “Blu has a really unique way of looking at the world, but through a Los Angeles filter. I’m psyched we got to come together and make Bad News.”