Blue Raspberry (singer)
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June 9, 1972 |
Pleasantville, New Jersey, United States
|Genres||Hip hop, soul|
|Associated acts||Wu-Tang Clan|
Blue Raspberry (Candi Lindsey) (born June 9, 1972, Pleasantville, New Jersey) is a American singer affiliated with the Wu-Tang Clan. Her stage name was given to her by Killah Priest, who said she reminded him of a blue raspberry.
She was discovered by the Wu-Tang Clan at Bally's Atlantic City, where she was working as a parking cashier at a convention and was overheard while singing over the loudspeakers. Blue Raspberry emerged as the group's in-house female vocalist during the first round of Wu-Tang solo projects. She added vocals to tracks on Method Man's Tical and Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, but seemed to have her position somewhat usurped by Tekitha on the Clan's second album Wu-Tang Forever. Nevertheless, she has continued to appear on Wu projects including Method Man & Redman's Blackout! and the Ghost Dog soundtrack. A solo album was in the works for 1999 and is known to have been completed but it was not released. Blue Raspberry finally debuted as a solo artist in 2005, releasing the album Out of the Blue through the semi-official Wu-Tang website Chambermusik.com. She recently made an appearance on Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II album.
Out of the Blue (2005, Chamber Musik)
|Unreleased||Stop the Breaks (featuring Killa Sin, Raekwon, O.C., KRS-ONE, Notorious B.I.G.)||Unreleased||1995|
|Method Man||Release Yo' Delf (featuring Blue Raspberry)
||Tical||November 15, 1994|
|Raekwon||Rainy Dayz (featuring Ghostface Killah and Blue Raspberry)
Glaciers of Ice" (featuring Masta Killa, Ghostface Killah and Blue Raspberry)
|Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...||August 1, 1995|
|Gravediggaz||What's Goin' On? (featuring 9th Prince and Blue Raspberry)||The Pick, the Sickle and the Shovel||October 14, 1997|
|Cappadonna||Young Hearts (featuring Blue Raspberry)||The Pillage||March 25, 1998|
|Various Artists||Strange Eyes (Performed by Sunz of Man, 12 O'Clock and Blue Raspberry)
4 Sho Sho (Performed by Northstar, RZA and Blue Raspberry)
|Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai||April 11, 1999|
|Method Man & Redman||Cereal Killer (featuring Blue Raspberry)||Blackout!||September 18, 1999|
|Killa Beez||Killa Beez (Performed by RZA, U-God, Inspectah Deck, Suga Bang Bang and Blue Raspberry)||The Sting||March 12, 2002|
|Apathy||The Winter (featuring Blue Raspberry)||Eastern Philosophy||March 17, 2006|
|Cilvaringz||Dart Tournament (featuring Killa Sin and Blue Raspberry)
||I||April 9, 2007|
|Icon the Mic King||Poverty (featuring Blue Raspberry)||Icon the Mic King feat. Chum - Mike & the Fatman LP||April 17, 2007|
|Raekwon||Have Mercy (featuring Blue Raspberry and Beanie Sigel)||Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II||2009|
|Inspectah Deck||Heartbeat of the City (featuring Inspectah Deck, Agallahand Blue Raspberry)||2010|
- Omowale, J. Nadir. "Uniquely Blue Raspberry; This New Jersey native moved to Detroit to launch her solo career", BLAC Detroit, September 23, 2011. Accessed November 19, 2013. "Born to a musical family in Pleasantville, N.J., near Atlantic City, she came of age listening to the sounds of Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, James Brown and Terrell."
- Choker, Cheo H. (November 2005). "Platter du Jour". Spin. Retrieved 9 October 2010.