20-year-old Toronto-based hip-hop artist Nilo Blues pulls influence from his traditional upbringing in a Vietnamese-Chinese household existing within a distorted western society. Often feeling internally lost and never fully accepted, Blues struggled with living beyond stereotypes. These adversities fueled his creative chi as Blues comes out of the starting gate with poise and self-actualization rarely witnessed from a new artist.
Today, Nilo Blues shares a new single “She Like It” and announces his forthcoming debut self-titled EP, due August 7th via Pack Records. Across the EP’s six tracks, Blues rejects racial stereotypes and challenges genre tropes. With “She Like It”, Blues examines the hypermasculinity that exists in hip-hop music.