MX Blu (formerly known as M0 Blu) first appeared on our radar in July 2018 when he released his “Chromatic” project. Since then, he’s had a few tracks featured inside our Spotify playlist.
But who is MX Blu? We decided it was time to find out by asking him ten quick-fire questions…
How old are you?
- 19 years old
Where are you from?
- Birmingham (0121 represent)
What are three things you love?
- Art. God. People who doubt me.
What are three things you hate?
- Laziness. Fake love/people. Artists who try to sound like other artists.
If you weren’t doing music, what would you be doing instead?
- I’d be in the art realm; ranging from actually painting and sketching to photography and graphic design. I do these in my own time anyway but obviously, my main focus is music.
How would you describe your music in one word?
Who makes up your team?
- When it comes to my music, I record at Chameleon Studio with Mojoe. I use beats from several different producers. And I have three photographers; Ahmed, Kyle, and Petra. When it comes to my team as in my circle, a lot of my close people are also in the creative field. My boy Adam has a clothing line called Murky. My bredda Ezzadean makes music. My boys Lex and Dom both also make music, and Dom is a DJ and producer as well. My bro Callum makes beats.
Which other UK artists (from outside your team) do you rate?
- I listen to Bugzy Malone a lot. I like how he has made a huge transition from grime into mainstream music – with songs like Memory Lane and Ordinary People, which both have singers on them. And it doesn’t sound out of place at all. He’s very versatile and not many can do what he does. Octavian is also a big inspiration. How he came from getting just a few plays to being co-signed is just mad in my opinion. And as it’s looking, it seems like he’s gonna be the pioneer of the new UK rap style of music. He’s the first guy in the UK to make a lot of noise with music that isn’t typical (Afrobeat, Trap Rap, Drill).
Who is your favourite artist of all time?
- 6LACK. His blend of R&B and futuristic sounding beats creates timeless music.
What’s been the highlight of your music career so far?
- I wouldn’t be able to say one highlight. Radio plays, interviews, shows would all be my highlights at the time of them happening. But at the minute, when I dropped my project “Chromatic” this made my listeners and fans realise that I wasn’t playing around with music and surprised a lot of people. So I’d say this has been the main point of my career.
He hasn’t released many videos recently. Here’s one from a year ago when he was known as M.O.E. Man likes to change his name!