With 1940’s blues, 80’s reggae, and late 90’s spoken-word influences, h.u.e broadens the definition of hip-hop music. His self-described genre is titled “RURAL HIP-HOP BLUES” in part because many songs are recorded outdoors and tend to be sparse and reflective, while still fusing modern electronic drum machine programming.
h.u.e began cultivating his musical style in 1997 at various open mic performances with friends and started recording solo songs in the summer of 2001. Full-length musical releases include: ‘Starfish Time’ (2005), ‘Sum Rays from the Sea Sun’ (2003), ‘The Hyper-Mellow Me’ (2002), and ‘Transitions and Transformations’ (2001).
In collaboration with Asheville/Brooklyn-based musician jar-e, the two artists record as Processions. The duo released a self-titled double-CD in 2001 and a 3-song EP ‘Coming Back’ in 2006. In 2007 they recorded a mix-tape ‘Charred Beef and Bittersweet Tea’ using samples from local producers.
In 2008 and 2009 h.u.e contributed singles to jar-e’s solo albums. In January 2012, h.u.e began the ambitious task of covering jar-e’s 2001 debut cassette ‘The Roughest Hue’. Digging through crates to find the original liner notes and dusty collage artwork, h.u.e committed to re-interpret one of jar-e’s most under-appreciated releases. Slated for Winter 2016 release, this project will also mark the 15th anniversary of the duo’s Processions collaboration.
h.u.e is a strong believer in the power of the SoundCloud platform to foster collaboration and creativity.
in 2017. h.u.e plans to get back in the studio. folks are telling him to!