Blu Lyon, a music recording artist and producer, has recently released a vibrant dancehall song titled “Back It Up.” This high-energy record is specifically designed to get women dancing, with the intention of inspiring TikTok and Instagram dance videos.
Born in the United States to a Nigerian mother and raised in Brooklyn, Blu Lyon was exposed to both American and Caribbean musical influences. His father, Super Blue, is a renowned soca artist/performer. Blu Lyon’s passion for music began at a young age, and he started singing and writing songs when he was just six years old. He honed his creative skills by blending hip hop with dancehall, and in college, he formed a rap group that caught the attention of Sony Music and associates of Murder Inc. records.
Blu Lyon’s musical journey took a significant turn when he recorded his first dancehall/reggae song, “POOR NO MORE,” which gained popularity through viral spread on YouTube, particularly among European music lovers. This success motivated him to become an opening performer for well-known acts and participate in various performance competitions.
In addition to his own music, Blu Lyon has also worked as a producer for notable dancehall artists such as Vybz Kartel, Mad Cobra, Mr. Easy, Mega Banton, Dexta Daps, and Maestro Don. He has also ventured into acting, playing the supporting role of ‘Smoke’ in the award-winning web series “Sons Of Kingston.”
Blu Lyon’s singles, including “Goodbye,” “Link Up,” and “Super Sexy,” have received significant rotation on Caribbean radio and TV stations. His talent and accomplishments have been recognized in publications such as the Jamaican Star, Observer, and Loop. He has also been featured in interviews on popular reggae programs like Onstage and The Fix.