Label: New World Color
Originally released in 2009 as an Internet download, Blu's Her Favorite Colo(u)r is a collage of movie snippets, Curtis Mayfield loops and occasional raps. The L.A. rapper indulges himself on sleepy beats like "When(terlude)", taking a page from Madlib and frequent collaborator Exile. His few lucid moments, including "Amnesia" and "Since," remind us what an incredible lyricist he is. "Nobody knows my mental like me/ Open my window let you people get a peep," he says on "Vanity." Hopefully this meandering bedroom studio exercise fuels him to greater heights.