Easily one of the most popular underground artists in hip-hop today, Los Angeles MC/producer Blu has been steadily building his reputation ever since his breakout release, 2006's collaboration with Exile, Below the Heavens. Over the following five years, he's been heavily jocked by a wide assortment of bloggers, mainstream publications, and fellow artists, with numerous labels throwing deals at him and a fanatical following who endlessly gush about him online. Released by indie-rap powerhouse Nature Sounds, Amnesia collects several tracks from HerFavouriteColo(u)r, showcasing his unique vocal style over some excellent, jazz-drenched production. Smart and positive without coming off as a save-the-world cornball, his strong lyricism and unpredictable cadence sounds great against a backdrop of mellow drums, thick basslines, tinkling piano riffs, and the unmistakable charm of dusty vinyl pops embedded into his loops. Both versions of the title track flip extra-smooth Billie Holiday samples, while "Since" boasts a strong doo-wop vibe. Another impressive joint from one of the game's fastest rising new stars.