Blue Raspberry (singer)

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Blue Raspberry
Born (1972-06-09) June 9, 1972 (age 42)
Pleasantville, New Jersey, United States
Genres Hip hop, soul
Occupations Singer
Instruments Vocals
Labels ChamberMusik
Associated acts Wu-Tang Clan

Candi Lindsey (born June 9, 1972), better known by her stage name Blue Raspberry, is an American singer from Pleasantville, New Jersey. She is perhaps best known for her affiliation with East Coast hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan. Her moniker was given to her by fellow Wu-Tang affiliate Killah Priest, who said she reminded him of a blue raspberry.

Biography[edit]

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.[1] 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,[2] 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.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Out of the Blue (2005, Chamber Musik)

Appearances[edit]

Artists Track title(s) Album Date/Label
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)

Mr. Sandman (featuring Blue Raspberry, Carlton Fisk, Inspectah Deck, Streetlife and RZA)
Stimulation (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)
Heaven & Hell (featuring 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)

Valentine's Day Massacre (featuring 9th Prince, 60 Second Assassin, Shabazz the Disciple 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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."
  2. ^ Choker, Cheo H. (November 2005). "Platter du Jour". Spin. Retrieved 9 October 2010.