BLEU (formerly Yung Bleu) has enjoyed a productive year in 2021. The Alabama rapper dropped his debut album Moon Boy in July, which saw him link up with Drake, 2 Chainz, Chris Brown, Big Sean, Jeezy, and more. He also took home Best New Artist at the 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards.

On December 13, BLEU announced on his Instagram account the next phase in his career, which begins with the release of a brand new EP called No, I’m Not O.K. on December 17 to hold fans over until his next complete album. The EP’s cover art features a close-up photo of the 27-year-old rapper/singer exhaling smoke with a tear falling from his left eye.

“I think I owe y’all bout 4 new songs at least until the next album … bet! Friday #NoImNotOk,” he wrote in the caption of his post.

Further details surrounding the project remain unannounced, but fans are likely to be excited to hear what BLEU has in store, especially after he received another coveted nomination. BLEU is being recognized for his breakout year in 2021, which saw him score a No. 1 album on Billboard’s Independent Artist chart with Moon Boy

Earlier this month, BLEU joined Chris Brown on stage at Rolling Loud California as his special guest. 

“This was a dream of mine for the longest! To not just be on a record with a [GOAT] but share the same stage! When I was 17 I used to dream of this, sometimes it didn’t even feel real! Thank u @chrisbrownofficial for always embracing ya boy And What crazy are we not even done yet.” BLEU wrote on Twitter

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