LeFrak City is a breeding ground of champions. It is the home of N.B.A. greats Kenny Anderson and Kenny Smith and rappers N.O.R.E. of CNN and Akinyele. Sports and Music were a heavy part of the scene. If you weren't playing ball or spittin' raps, you were on the block hustling. Some did all three. N.O.R.E. introduced us to Musaliny-n-Maze and Final Chapter, while Akinyele brought us R&B group Complexion. Then four friends decided they would stake their own claim on LeFrak's Hip-Hop scene...Coalition Cartel.
Coalition Cartel members Midnight Blu, Castro, Mendoza and Shottie began recording together. Midnight was no stranger to the booth, he already had a couple solo mixtapes circulating at this point. Coalition Cartel began creating a buzz by performing at local shows. As fate would have it, one of their performances caught the eye of Naughty by Nature's Kay Gee. He signed the group to a deal and they recorded two albums together.
Shortly after, Midnight Blu's activities outside of the studio got him caught up in the infamous LeFrak City raid. He would spend a few years upstate. While he served his time in prison the group attempted to move forward but Midnight's uniquely aggressive sound was missing. The group eventually parted ways amicably and the members all pursued solo careers.
When Midnight was released from prison he dropped a mixtape titled, "Game Over". It solidified his ability to make music as a solo artist. After all, he was no rookie in this rap game. His body of work speaks for itself with 6 solo mixtapes and 2 group albums to date.
Midnight Blu is ready to give the game what it's lacking...raw energy and real rap. He named himself Blu for his dark skin and Midnight for the biblical meaning; the time when you discover the difference between theory and reality...and it's about that time!
Be on the lookout for his new mixtape, "The Lost Files", slated to drop this winter. In the meantime you can catch him on the hottest new webseries, "Hater's Animosity", based on the novel by Mark 'Miz' Adams. It debuts on October 25, 2017 on the YouTube Channel.