Most know Sky Blu as a member of the dynamic electro-pop dance duo LMFAO as well as being a Grammy nominated artist, DJ (with residencies in both Miami & Atlantic City), singer-songwriter and producer. At first glance, Sky seems like a walking party; a wiggler and shuffler to the fans delivering non-stop club action to the masses, but look further beneath that party exterior and you will find a brilliant and passionate budding mogul with a distinct knack for artistic creation and a charitable heart just as big as his larger-than-life “party rock” persona.
Born Skyler Austen Gordy in Los Angeles, Sky is grandson to Motown Records founder, Berry Gordy Jr., and nephew to LMFAO partner, Redfoo (Stefan Kendal Gordy). At age 19 he moved into his Uncle Stefan’s studio apartment in Hollywood and started his musical mentorship and collaboration. In the Spring of 2007, LMFAO was born, and since then the group has collaborated with artists such as The Black Eyed Peas, David Guetta, Pitbull, Katy Perry and Lil Jon just to name a few.
The party rock lifestyle was an LMFAO created movement and although Sky Blu isn’t leaving LMFAO behind, the Party President is all 8KY 6LU. “The Party President is here to inspire the world to have fun,” 8KY 6LU says. Such a general statement can almost sound silly, but he is serious. He believes that healing can be found in embracing life. Indeed behind the party, there’s a deeper meaning. Yes, it’s a fun similar movement to the “Party Rock” lifestyle, but 8KY 6LU wants the world to get to know him better.
Over the past few years, he’s embraced a cleaner healthier lifestyle with a focus on nutrition, meditation and fitness. While he may be becoming healthier, he’s still the life the party! Thomas Merton wrote, “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” The Party President complete with a new alter-ego in 8KY 6LU, is the transportation to that destination.
“Every aspect of what I’m trying to do with the Party President will be all 8KY 6LU; all me. From the live shows to social media and from creative projects whether they be for television or through my music will be delivered through the Party President. In short, this is my first commercial brand after LMFAO,” he explains with purpose.
The Party President presented his fans with his free solo debut album Rebel Music on July 4, 2013 through online distribution. 8KY 6LU explained the decision to release free music to MTV News saying, “What’s good for you is following your heart. What’s good for you is creating music and making people happy. That’s what I want to do. I learned money; that ain’t the ticket. That’s why this album’s for free.” His first official single, “Pop Bottles,” lit up the nightlife scene all over the country and “Salud,” a Latin themed song featuring Sensato, Reek Rude and Wilmer Valderrama.
“Go on Girl” debuted with a live performance on the Arsenio Hall Show and is available now at iTunes. The album is currently available at www.bigbad.com. Most recently, 8ky 6lu performed his new single “We Love Girls” to open Miss World 2014 with over 1 billion viewers from around the world watching.
Until now, Sky Blu’s mission of making the world a better place is one known by few, but his charitable heart was growing at an early age. Being raised among the Motown family his grandfather Berry Gordy, Jr. built, he understood the recipe for greatness as well as humility and kindness. It was a formula that he wanted to put into practice as he began envisioning his own success as an artist. Sky says, “It’s not about feeling better than others, it’s about feeling different.” Sky donated over ten inches of hair to Locks of Love in 2012, a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the U.S. and Canada suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis including hair loss due to cancer treatment. He’s also passionately involved with the non-profit, Best Buddies, an organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Sky also lent his voice to a historic social media initiative titled Flash Flood For Good. Launched by President Clinton and daughter Chelsea Clinton, with the support of dozens of celebrities including Jeff Bridges, Morgan Freeman, Scarlet Johansson, Pitbull, Celine Dion and many more.
The pop star expects to continue fulfilling his ultimate humanitarian goals through a new and exciting company, Big Bad. Through the execution of various projects, its main focus and mission is philanthropy. The company is filled with great talent; Sky Blu, Shwayze, Chelsea Korka (formally of the Paradiso Girls) and Mark Rosas, a writer, singer and highly acclaimed music producer. Big Bad is initially concentrating on developing music artists, DJ’s, TV series and a highly interactive fan social media format. Like Sky, Big Bad exemplifies being self-confident, strong, charitable and consciously aware. Fresh off the heels of a concert tour in Central America, South America, Mexico and Dubai, the collective released their first single, #Sexsong in fall of 2012. True to their mission, all proceeds of #Sexsong go to Lifebeat, Music Fights HIV/AIDS, a national non-profit organization dedicated to reaching America’s youth with the message of HIV/AIDS prevention.
8KY 6LU and Big Bad University are currently on tour, performing in selected major cities worldwide.