Rikki Blu Drops Debut Album, ‘You Can’t Make Me’

blame it on Shake November 14, 2017

Rikki Blu has finally released his debut album.

After releasing his XXXIII project back in 2013, Rikki Blu’s world was flipped upside down—or as he puts it: “life kicked me in the dick.” Not all was lost though, as he used that time to learn more about himself, his friends, his craft, and ultimately where he’s from.

Fast forward four years, following a tour of his hometown on his Pleasant Grove EP in 2016 and the birth of his son, the Texas-bred emcee is full of life on You Can’t Make Me.

“This album was created during some of the lowest and highest points of my life,” Rikki says. “I chose the title to embrace not only the power we all have individually, but to take a stand against our society who wants us to be everything but ourselves. This is a story of Self-Realization and the manifestation of all of our ideas. This isn’t a statement of arrogance but an example of revolution. The rebellion. The beginning of the shift.”

Locked in at 14 tracks, Rikki Blu handles the majority of vocals (with a pair of contributions from infntrydamier) over production from Mike Almighty, WonderTwins, Street Symphony, Lil Sayian, and others.