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"It Is" Reviews

BLU RUM 13 - It Is
Jazz Fudge
12" // £4.99

Blu comes back after the dope Bullfrog album with his next Fudge 12" for cousin Vad. His unique semi basstone vocal here sticks to a straighter bop beat style while the lyrics confuse with many oblique references. The lyrics hold on to the attention so much it's real nice to hear the textures and mad drops present in the instro version. 'Figure It Out' has Scratch Prevert Mr Thing on the boards for a rollin dog head nod beat with more classy dope lyrics. A new remix of 'Sleep Sleepless' completes this 12" in top style.


"Vaguely Familiar"

BLU RUM 13 - Vaguely Familliar
Jazz Fudge
LP // £10.99

The long awaited Jazz Fudge debut album from Kid Koala's MC of choice Blu Rum 13 is with us now. A thirteen track opus on the mad outpourings of Blu's mind over the crispest hip hop. From the killer lowdown funked up dirty jazz of 'Yeast Confection' to the otherworldly alien dreamscape and call to mental arms of 'Open Shutters' which also boats some of the best cuts yet from the Mr. Thing. 'Basically' is diggedy dope, any track that starts with a cut up of KMD's classic 'Humrush' is fine with me. Kid Koala cutting while Thing holds the stone on stone beat, dope. Check this flow "smile in my presence, i'm bout to keep shit pleasent using my hip hop essence" on the ultra fresh blues joint 'A Point Named What'. This album is ultra fresh in every way.

"Vaguely Familiar / Smell the Urgency"


Amie Street is bringing you not one, but two albums from Washington D.C. based rapper Blu Rum 13: Vaguely Familiar and Smell The Urgency.

Vaguely Familiar foreshadows the experimental nature of Smell The Urgency featuring Blu Rum 13's signature lyrical style and quirky production. Letter Twenty Five begins with a sample of Eddie Murphy telling a joke about James Brown, Open Shutters is dark and jazzy, and Yeast Confection has a raw beat.

Smell The Urgency features artistic and experimental beats and production with playful introductions and samples throughout. On tunes like wobbly stiltz and deviantdiction, Blu Rum 13 showcases his laid back spoken-word influenced style. He also gets experimental on futuristic b-boys using beat-boxing as the foundation for the track.
- Aime Street


1998 Bullfrog, Rope a Dope/Alantic Records
1999 Previouslee Unreleased Recordings of... whitelabel
2001 Vaguely Familiar, Jazz Fudge
2001 Sleep speechless 12" Jazz Fudge
2002 It is 12" Jazz Fudge
2003 Smell the Urgency, Online Release
2005 Do it 12", Waxflowers/Fat Beats
2005 Earthbound 12" the Elephant.
2006 One Self: Children Of Possibility, Ninja Tune
2006 Sound System 12" Jarring Effects
2006 Choose to care 12" the Elephant.
2007 Tether ep
2008 Tell Me You Love it 12"- Aquasky/ 777
2008 The Hip hop Ep- Aquasky 777



The distinct voice is what immediately sets this Washington DC area emcee apart from the rest. His casual demeanor and humorous nature, allow his intricate and varying flows to deliver life messages, revelations and quirky observations, directly to your inner conscience.
Inspired by hip hop and a fan since '84 BluRum13's style reflects the genre's evolution with every phrase.
Touring mostly in the US and Europe with various bands since 1997. A road veteran with hundreds of performances, under his belt, BluRum13 has honed his live and improvisational skills as the front man for Kid Koalas Bullfrog, The Russian Percussion with Dj Vadim, Mr.Thing and Killa Kela, One Self, hip hop Jazz Legends, US3, electro Swiss Natives Reverse Engineering not to exclude the many incarnations of his solo projects

Soul, Hip Hop, Jazz, Pop, rock, all influences of the style.

Some Artist BluRum13 has been compared to.
Del the Funky Homo sapien
A Tribe Called Quest
Digable Planets
Gift of Gab.

Some people BluRum13 has opened for.
Black Sheep
Slum Village
Prince Paul
Maceo Parker
Herbie Hancock
Wu Tang Clan