Bleubird: New Album Lauderdale Coming Next Week
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Last week, Fort Lauderdale rapper Bleubird — middle fingers a-
The 12 songs on Lauderdale represent
New Times caught up with
New Times: What music and life experiences inspired your new album, Lauderdale?
From the title of your new album, it sounds like you have strong feelings about your hometown.
Fort Liquordale... Fort Flakkadale! Jäger bombs and paddleboards! The sun shines 12 months out of the year, but tanning salons are still able to pay their rent! Honestly, I couldn't tell you what keeps me here. I left for years, but I just keep coming back. I would like to give a shoutout to the dickhead fire inspector who filed a complaint with the city to get
What was the shoot for your new video for "BLKBOI" like?
TicketsThu., Jun. 29, 7:00pm
Chicago & the Doobie Brothers
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Vans Warped Tour Presented By Journeys
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8 Tour - Incubus with special guests Jimmy Eat World
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Rod Stewart W/ Special Guest Cyndi Lauper
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Oh man, it was like the party in the "Fight for Your Right to Party" video. It was like a fifth-grade dance but with all dudes, and it's also a pizza party! There was one chick there; she played drums, and she was rad. It was like a group Skype chat with your mom and all of your ex-girlfriends. It was like getting into a really intense bar brawl except nobody really got hurt and everybody was friends. It was epic. I have so much faith in Digital Cypher and what he does... Now we just get to sit back and wait... should be ready in the next few weeks.
How did you get so popular in Europe that you're playing this many dates in Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Germany?
I've been touring over there since 2002. I would intermittently come home and work a concrete job subcontracted by the city, then take off for months at a time playing shows and making music all over Europe. I eventually moved to Berlin for a year and lived on the same street that Massiv (the German 50 Cent) was shot. This is my first tour back in three years. I'm rolling solo on a vision-quest rap adventure, renting a car and driving myself through Central EU, 22 dates in 25 days! If I die, tell my city I love her.
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