Renowned S. Florida Hip-hopper Bleubird on deck Saturday at Churchill’s Pub

Photo: EndemicMusic.com

Photo: EndemicMusic.com

Florida hip hop wordsmith Bleubird has been at the rap game for a hot damn minute at this juncture—if by “a hot damn minute” you mean “well over a decade”—and he’s still dropping brilliant material throughout, as is evident by one of his most recent enterprises: a joint project with fellow local rhyme factories Jabrjaw and Protoman, who work collectively under the nom de guerre Death Jam Posse as Young Lauderdale, Mr. Belvedere and Da $wap Shop Kid, respectively.

Though our own Chuck Livid already ably covered this homegrown supergroup, there’s absolutely zero wrong with showcasing their awesomeness again, so here it is:

Known more intimately to friends, cohorts and loved ones as Jacques Bruna, the Ft. Lauderdale native (who relocated briefly but eventfully to The Great White North in the early-to-mid 2000s to work more closely with his then-label Endemik Music and release a series of albums) has garnered the adoration of some of music’s most snooty journos, and rightfully so. Here’s a solo bit:

Kicking it with Diplo while in college, Bleu dropped out in 1999, began touring and never looked back. He’s collaborated with a pantload of rhyme outfits, conducted rap workshops in youth prisons, repainted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, expurgated the 2012 edition of Olson’s Standard Book of British Birds and commanded the mic all over the world, attracting the attention of MTV while rocking the stage with Grand Buffet (a personal favorite ever since I saw them open for Wesley Willis almost 10 years ago), Deerhoof, Sixtoo, Sole, Shape Shifters, Solillaquists of Sound and an innumerable amount of other equally dope acts in the midst of carving out a legacy that will likely outlast his rhyme spitting tenure on this mortal coil.

And yeah… that Sistine Chapel bit and the Monty Python nod were bullshit. Sue me.

Bleubird will be doing his thing this Saturday on the Churchill’s stage for Tuff Gnarl’s “An Evening of Rock & Roll Debauch,” and, as is par for the course, he’ll more or less be the odd man out.

It’s doubtful he’d have it any other way.

Check it:

(Slider Image: Bleubird.org)

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Jesse Scheckner

A freelance MMA, entertainment and business journo born, raised and residing in Miami, FL, Jesse Scheckner is a former semi-serious musician, cinephile and recovering ne’er-do-well who still believes Mickey Rourke’s finest performance in film has yet to come. He is TuffGnarl.com's editor-in-chief, a feature staff writer for MMASucka.com and the 2014 MMA Media Correspondent winner at the Florida MMA Awards. Follow him on Twitter @JesseScheckner to talk about the stuff he writes about with him.

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