As a longtime friend and fan of poolboi blu, I’ve enjoyed seeing his growth as a songwriter, recording artist and performer, but I’d be lying to you if I didn’t admit that the foundation of my fandom is his production. My earliest exposure to his work (outside of the stellar and slept on cloudy w/ a chance, which he sang on and produced) were his beat tapes like potpourri., fine dining… & breathing. and Chocolat, but as he bridged over into the aforementioned cloudy era that transitioned into ANTSY, DIXIE and MASON (not to mention Rain of the Squids and a recent single run), I was preparing for poolboi blu to go full evolution into his version of a traditional recording artist. jubilee showed me he hadn’t lost his production chops, but the recent 318! drop is a remind to me (and everyone else) that poolboi blu is still dropping bangers that will work in your club and party mixes. Enough with my impromptu history lesson though… go check the single, run the numbers up, comment on the track for maximum engagement and share it around just because!
There’s no stopping poolboi blu when it comes to output… matter of fact, it seems like poolboi blu is outpacing the technology, which is struggling to keep up with the output of ideas. Despite the short amount of time since the release of Mason, Rain of the Squids stands firm as its own project, and not an echo of the trilogy that Mason was part of. The beats are a bit lusher, but they still manage to keep that signature aesthetic and vibe the has become poolboi blu‘s signature. The writing really stands out, with many different styles and deliveries presented that cover a wide range of topics in a short run, including references to Watchmen, Black Mirror, and a many more (some obvious, some layered). Definitely don’t sleep on this one, share it around, and donate if you can.
The homie poolboi blu is back at it again, although in all honesty, he never really stops the creative vibes from flowing. After dropping ANTSY and DIXIE, both of which gave us a bit of insight into poolboi‘s headspace and motivations, the trilogy of personal reflection finds completion with MASON, an incredibly strong balance of vibrant beats and sharp lyrics that not only display his influences, but are some of the best representations of how far he’s come along in the past year or so. With poolboi already posting that he’s in the studio working on a follow-up, I’ll add MASON to the rotation as I wait for the next drop, which knowing poolboi, will probably be sooner than later. Check out the project, cop it if you’ve got a few bucks, and spread it around for others to get hip to.