Johnson Barnes (born 15 April 1983), better known by his stage name Blu, is an American rapper from Los Angeles, California. Following the success of his 2007 Exile collaboration album Below the Heavens, Blu has become a respected rapper in the alternative West Coast hip hop scene. He has released two solo albums, as well as collaboration albums with Sene, Bombay, M.E.D., Madlib and Fa†e.
- 2007: Below the Heavens (with Exile)
- 2009: A Day Late & A Dollar Short (with Sene)
- 2011: Her Favorite Colo(u)r
- 2012: Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them (with Exile)
- 2013: NoYork!
- 2014: Good to Be Home (with Bombay)
- 2015: Bad Neighbor (with M.E.D. & Madlib)
- 2016: Open Your Optics to Optimism (with Fa†e)
- 2016: Cheetah in the City (with Union Analogtronics)