“Blue the Greatest”, known to his family and close friends as Corey Clark, was born in Baltimore, MD 1984. Blue has family mainly from the east-coast including Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New Jersey. As the oldest child of 11 brothers and sisters, Blue lived with his family in Philadelphia for 6 years before moving to El Paso ,Texas in 1989. He moved to Texas because of his mother’s involvement in drug-trafficking. His Grandmother had to sell everything the family had to save her daughters life. He lived with his Grandmother and siblings on the streets of El Paso for 4 days before his Grandmother also got involved in the drug world because of the pressure to provide and take care of her grandchildren. Not long after her involvement, Blue’s grandmother received an 8 year sentence for her role in the drug world. At the age of 13, Blue started selling crack-cocaine himself because he felt the need to fulfill a roll as the man of the house. By the age of 14, Blue was a frequent visitor of the juvenile detention center due to selling drugs and burglarizing houses. He ended up making it out of the juvenile detention center with a criminal record. Starting with a clean adult record, Blue was about to graduate from high school and go to college with a football scholarship.
Due to a horrible decision regarding drugs and a female, he ended up with a 4 year prison sentence. Three years later on September 9, 2007, Blue the Greatest was released from prison on parole. Unfortunately, he returned to the same lifestyle of drug-trafficking. After four short months of the fast life, he found himself back in the system on January 15, 2008 with a new four and a half year prison sentence. Since he was released in January 2012, Blue the Greatest has been on an entirely different path. He has been striving hard and pushing himself to a whole new level musically, mentally, and physically as a business man as well as an artist. Blue has come a long way with a video on Facebook that reached over 100,000 views and several hits on YouTube with thousands of views. His first mix tape “LIFE OF CRACK VOL 1” was released world wide in April 2014 and is still available for sale on over 500 digital websites. Blue’s latest single “YOU WANT IT” is available on over 700 digital stores world wide and has been registered for the charts in the UK. He has been pushing and working on the quality of his music and getting it into the hands of potential fans and music industry professionals. Blue is now a family man who will not stop until he gets to the top.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?
BLUE THE GREATEST: Born in Baltimore. I live and was raised in El Paso, Texas.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?
BLUE THE GREATEST: I do rap and hip-hop music. I am an independent artist. Two of my songs where recently excepted into an independent film called Glow which is produced by Andrew Allen. I have also performed live in several cities over the last 3 years.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
BLUE THE GREATEST: I am currently doing this on my own. I want to expand my fan base. This is my passion. I want to share my music with the world and create a legacy for myself and family.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?
BLUE THE GREATEST: Most of my songs are about things I have experienced throughout my life. Most being stories that have happened in my life from the streets to prison and back. Some of my music I do for entertainment.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?
BLUE THE GREATEST: For my mind frame I want to say Puffy. I want to build an empire around myself and music. As an artist I’m influenced by 50cent, 2pac, and Twistta.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?
BLUE THE GREATEST: Real, unique , based on true stories, not mumble rap.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in your music career and how you overcame them?
BLUE THE GREATEST: I put all my faith and money into this man whom promised to take my career to the next level. He only stopped my progress for a year and deleted everything I had built for myself. I have bounced back and am going stronger than ever taking myself to a new level. I have my music now on over 700 digital outlets. I have music on over 40 radio stations and still building my network every day.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?
BLUE THE GREATEST: I’m not going to give up. I strive for greatness. I’m unique with an ill lyrical game. My hustle for this is my life which powers my strive and work ethic. I’m going to do what it takes to get to the spotlight.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?
BLUE THE GREATEST: My newest single Big Bank, currently putting together the treatment for the video as well as the release dates for the song. I am also working on my new EP album. I am also working on getting my music into more radio stations and networks.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
BLUE THE GREATEST: My goals are to reach the top. To build myself up and to become known worldwide for my music. I want to become successful in all aspects of my life. I want to be a role model to my community and help guide troubled teens to the right path. In ten years from now I would like to be set in my music career. I would love to be on an annual tour schedule and with songs in the top ten music charts worldwide.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
BLUE THE GREATEST: I have several ways to view my music and follow my movement.
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