Thanks for the understanding most of you have had for the loss of my partner. The situation was unexpected and has not been easy, but I am better. I have been very busy since, with the aftermath and work, so I really haven't had the time or desire to post here. But I do check occasionally and will try to update requested links when I get a chance. No idea when or if I'll get to new posts, but you never know. He did support this blog, so maybe I'll get back to it. Thanks for your patience.

If you wish to download an album off of this blog and the link is dead, please request it either in the comments or the Chat Box and I will reupload it as soon as possible. :)

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Saturday, December 15, 2007

Icy Blu - Icy Blu (1991)

Once again I will direct you to the delightful Milk Carton Pop Stars, where Bunny did another brilliant exposé on another missing and mysterious pop footnote, Icy Blu. Indeed, any search to find the whereabouts of Ms. Blu is futile. In fact, aside from many inquiries by other curious pop fans about Icy and her albums continued presence on sites like eBay, you would have no idea the woman ever existed. There aren't even any old promo articles to give any indication what her real name was, where she came from, and where she thought she was going. All we know is that she was one of the few white female rappers (and probably the most ridiculed) to get a major label deal. And like Misa and Tairrie B, she lost the deal soon after her album appeared and flopped. It is a fun little pop-rap treat, though, very easy on the ears and wonderfully danceable,. It taps into Salt N' Pepa's "Push It" era, especially the lead single "Pump It", while "He's Got It Goin' On" is an obvious response to Tone Loc. Icy's raps are sweet, not street, and the music is very pop. Icy, we barely knew ye! Please get in touch. Your fans demand it!

**UPDATE: Icy Blu is Laurel Yurchick.  For more info about her, look no further than the drama in the comments section below from several anonymous sources including friends, relatives and enemies.  Sounds like she may have had a rough go of it after her Icy days, but Laurel herself has finally responded and all seems well.  Check out her Facebook page.  She looks pretty good to me!  Glad you popped by, Laurel, and sorry about the drama...

Video for Pump It

Video for I Wanna Be Your Girl

Download Icy Blu


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Pump It
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He's Got It Goin' On
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I Wanna Be Your Girl
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My Guitar's Funky
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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
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All Nite Thang
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My Love Is Real
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It's Your Birthday
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He Loves Me (Not)
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Pump It (Presence Dub)

79 comments:

  1. I did a spot on this chickie-do in my blog recently too!

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    1. I wanted to root you so bad Icy Blu. Probably still do if I ever meet you lol.

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  2. Also, her logo looks like a tasty beverage that one would purchase at a sporting event.

    And, my personal favorite cut on this one is "It's Your Birthday."

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  3. Just listening to My Guitar's Funky and just realized it's to Rollercoaster of Love b Ohio Players. Cool song :D

    Thanks for putting this up D

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  4. Thank you for the music.

    Here's the same comment that I just posted on the milk carton blog:

    Billboard Top Pop Singles says "ICY BLU ... Born Laurel Urchik on 6/1/74 in Austin, Texas. White female rapper."

    If you google the slightly different spelling of Laurel Yurchik, you can find a 1991 article from the Chicago Sun Times in which she explains that Pump It is "not a sexual song".

    I hope some resourceful person can find the whereabouts of this mystery girl.

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  5. We've missed something on her Nasty G:

    The single Pump It became a massive hit in Australia - It hit number 8 and stayed in the charts for 17 weeks!!!!

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  6. OMG well done Nasty :D, I can't believe it, she still looks exactly the same as in the videos lol

    I'm gonna add her today :)

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  7. G'day Nasty G...

    Came across your blog while looking for an MP3 of Pump It. I've done a bit of snooping around on Icy Blu in the past but turned up nothing, so it was quite a surprise to see that Myspace page you found. But... have you checked it lately?! It looks like Laurel Yurchick is in the slammer! The most recent entry on her wall reads:

    waiting 4 yall to write me
    laurel yurchick 1579862
    woodman state jail
    1210 coryell city road
    gatesville tx 76528

    If that really is Icy Blu that's very sad... I wonder what she went down for!

    Pete
    Brisbane, Australia

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    1. Meth! Distribution and using. She is now back in jail on weekends for failing 4 drug test for CPS and her.kids are in foater careher childrens father is doing 15 yrs aggrivated sexual assault of a.child his 14 yr old niece has a prior fir doing the same thing to 4 of hia nieces and nephews

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    2. Yall only half of this is true

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  8. that is so sad guys, i hope when she gets out she finds all the fan sites and knows there are people out there still appreciating her hard work she put into creating her awesome music. also from australia here. i would have been 10 when pump it was released.

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    1. yeah tell me about it and that is my aunt.

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  9. Icy Blu. Cause she needed the money HAHAHAHA

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  10. Laurel Yurchick is on Facebook now. She just got out of jail and here is a post from her page today:
    "Just a quick update... you really think you know someone then they kick you in the face when your down. My sister slept with my kids dad for 10 months while i was locked up then calls me to tell me about it. Talk about a knife in your back when your down. Keep your men away from Shannon Lucio.....WHORE"

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    1. I am right here whilr your back in jail for failing 4 drug teats for.child protective services you couldnt even save your kids from foster care knowing your childrens father my soin to be xhusband is doing 15 years aggrivated for sexual assault of a child his 14 yr old niece and who also had a prior charge for doing the same thing to 4 of his.nieces and.nephews sick i tell you. Me? Im doing fabulous runninhf my landscaping business still in my 3 bedroom house with my freedom while you still do weekends in williamson county jail! How pathetic ICY BlU!

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    2. Lol I'll pray for u. My kids are home in bed with me. You poor sad woman

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    3. Laurel Yurchick- I'm really glad your ok. I really liked your music when I was a kid. I wish you nothing but the best. Health Happiness and Success to you and your family.

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  11. I went to school with Laurel, she was a nice girl. Why did she go to the can, she actually sent me a friend request on face book not to long ago...

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  12. Oh my god I so loved "I wanna be Your Girl," pf course I was 13 at the time i love athat damn son it takes me back! old dchool!

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    1. Thank you. Glad I could make memories with you

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    2. Me too. I was also 12-13 years old when she actually came to my middle school and performed. It was so cool, got to shake her hand and everything. Loved the song "I Wanna Be Your Girl". I am so sorry for everything she's gone through. I pray that she's doing better and had less drama in her life. I just remember though I'm sure it was for publicity, but for her to go to a middle school and perform for us kids, that was a nice thing to do. Icy Blu, Laurel Yurchick, wishing you the best and God bless.

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  13. I always thought she as gorgeous. Pump it gave me a boner when I was a pimply ass teenager

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    1. You should seeher now. She looks pathetic. Skinny skinny skinny face sunken in

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    2. Sorry boo, looking better than ever. Look me up on fb

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  14. She's in Austin Texas. She has a lot of kids, and a daddy-man that I *THINK* was trying to deal drugs and hence went to the slammer prior to her, too, so he wasn't around to take care of her properly. She had multiple mega-tickets for various moving violations and no inspections, no insurance I think, etc etc etc, snowballing hell, so I think that's what finally sent her to the slammer, too many tickets or some such crap. She seemed to have a lot of happy kids and a happy life otherwise, so CHEERS TO ICY and I hope she pulled it all together!!!

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    1. So wring how aoit deaking methanphetamines and using the drugs the kids are in foster care and baby daddy is doing 15 yrs fors aghrivated sexual assault oc a child she is currently doing weekends at williamson county jail for failing 4 drug test

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    2. Hey i live in Austin Tx and Laurel Yurchick or better known to yall as ICY BLU is actually a very good mother and has all of her kids, she is also my best friend so i know her very well. i have no idea what this quot Anonymous, but we all know who you are. SHANNON LUCIO. Laurel is not married to anyone and isnt with a sex offender but after i googled your name Shannon your husband is a sex offender and you are the one that has been in and out of jail so stop being so jelous you fat ugly slut. your facebook pisc look like you got fucked by 5 niggers in the face you stupied bitch. You have always wanted to be her and we all know it, so dont get on here and try and fool her fans. at least she has some, my 17 year old neighbor used to tell me how him and his friends usd to sell you fake meth and you would let them run trains on you. Arent you like 48 years old. haha you are a pothetic piece of white trailor trash, or whatever you are, you are def not Laurel and you never will be. everyone that grew up in this area knows how you always wanted to be her. WELL YOU ARE NOT HER. So really you need to stop lying to ppl on this blog nobody belives you. go find Laurel she looks great very healthy and is very pretty, sorry i cant say the same about you. you really need to find yourself and stop pretnding to be her. she is the smartest funniest person i have ever met she is full of love and joy all the time she looks young and beautiful. But its cool you are just a fuckin hatter so keep hatting you stupid bitch while we enjoy life you can just sit there in your fat tub of lard and hate life. piece you fuckin ugly ass cunt!

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  15. Still love "I Wann be Your Girl". She commented on her youtube vid (or someone pretending to be her):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7S6K9CJBd8

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  16. Know her well. Love her to death.

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  17. Laurel Yurchick lives in Austin Texas. & she previously worked at Goodwill up until the end of last year. Her parole/probation was amended & she now spends her weekends in jail as a part of what she must comply with. Her charge is for MAN/DEL CS PG 1>=4G <200G. Which means manufacturing & delivering a controlled substance. PG1, stands for methamphetamines. The amount was above 4 & below 200 grams. She has been dealing with the drug addiction & court & custody battles. She definitely wasn't clean that long ago (the past year), but maybe now that she is spending every weekend in jail, will leave no other option but to get clean. Can only wish the best & for her to get it together. 39 years old, it's about time to grow up & take responsibility. Prayers & best wishes her way for recovery from the addiction & for her to prosper & succeed.

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    1. Not true, went back to do weekends on a violation. It was my sanctions

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  18. Recently arrested in dripping springs for meth in sept 2013 new case

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    1. Not new case. Part of my 5 weekends in june

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  19. http://www.mugshotsonline.com/texas/dripping-springs/laurel-abby-yurchick/132998071

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  20. Laurel is still a meth addict. Still in and out of jail. Still can't get custody of her kids. She still dates losers. She is a loser.

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    1. She disappeared what ever happened to her

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    2. I understand that she has made miteakes but everyone does because no one is perfect and i don't apprechate how you talk about my aunt.

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    3. If u wanna make comments I enjoy that but at least have your facts straight. My kids are with me and I'm married idiot

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  21. Well this all gives me the sads - if true. Still love "I Wanna Be Your Girl" tho!

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  22. Omg Shannon your so sad. I'll pray for you. This is icy blu. Don't believe the hype. My kids are at home in bed with me. Loving life to the fullest

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  23. between her and her bf they share a nice collection of awesome BUSTED mug shots. I can see how she is doing better, went from a child molester to a child abuser, wife beater and looks like a sexual assault in there. Check them out in Williamson county and Travis county... bf name is jack lumus..looks like he is a drunk and addict too...

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  24. Wow! Who would have ever thought when we first saw Icy Blu back in the 90's she'd have more "street cred" than that tart Iggy Azalea as a Rapper, lol.
    Hope this blog post inspires you to turn your life around.

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  25. It's been turned around. These are nothing but woman who hate me due to bad choices in men. Doing well and loving life to the fullest. Don't believe everything you read about your favorite performers.

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    1. its because your a slut, been a slut always will be a slut, didnt you have like 4 boyfriends at same time this year.

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  26. I've had a crush on you since I heard your song way back in 1991. I was and still am living in the Antelope Valley area in So Cal. Our local radio station use to play the crap out of "I Wanna be Your Girl." I read recently that it barely made its way into the top 40 in the US. I was amazed to read that based in the many times I heard it played back then. At the time I thought it was for sure top 10. Well anyway it is top 10 in my book because I do have a few of your jams on my iPhone. If that's the case it means your songs are part of the soundtrack of my life. I'm 43 today and I'm still in love with your voice to this day. Also I still have a crush on you as much as I did back then even though I didn't even know what you looked like back then. Your singing/rap style is yours and cannot be duplicated by anyone. You definitely owned it. Glad to hear you're doing well. Also Shannon Lucio, stop being down on such a well loved talent. Not cool to toot your own horn about how well you're doing and b down on others. You never know when things can take a turn for the worse, so enjoy your success without having to brag about it and downing others. In short quit being a jerk off. Take care and still loving Laurel.

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  27. Also wanted to ask. At the end of "I Wanna Be Your Girl", a guy sings the word "yeeeeaaah." It sure does sound like the guy who sings in Mariah Carey's "I'll Be There." That part where she says "sing it Tre." Is it the same guy or maybe sampled. Just been wondering for about 24 years.

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  28. Ha ha no its not the same person. Can't disclose who it was but no. Good ear tho. Thanks for your support. Glad to read positive comments. I try to keep away from negativity. Hit me up on Facebook. Let's be friends

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    1. Young lady, I pray for peace, closure, and safety from haters & trolls...and family cause for some reason, they turn out to be the most hurtful. I'm so glad to find that you're alive & kickin. I never believe what media writes, they're attention whores. Nonetheless, know that you are loved and supported by your fans. You on twitter? ...did I really say "young lady"?..dang, I sound like my parents.

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  29. Fucking so cool! I just talked to Icy Blu. I mean like really really! I don't even have a Facebook or any of that stuff. I've refused everyone's requests asking me to get one. I'll give it a try. See you there Ms. Blu.

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  30. LOved the song girl, heaps of great memories so thanks for being you!!! x

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  31. Umm I know Laurel and a lot of this sounds like bull shit..,she has 4 teenagers and they live with her and she's a perfectly normal person...she's not on drugs or anything like that. And she looks amazing

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    1. We'll thank u mystery commenter. Yeah, Normal to say the least

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  32. I had the black cassette single of "I wanna be your girl." I was right about a year out of high school. You'll always be part of those memories Laurel. Also why aren't your songs on Itunes? I got Tara Kemp off ITunes and she was under the same record label as you were.

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  33. down in her Australia we give everyone a fair go
    I work in an area frequented with drug users
    I will buy them a coffee or a McDonalds breakfast sometimes and they are all polite humble people, people from all walks of life can get addicted to drugs, and girls especially lead astray by the heart, when they follow their man into hell.
    But how far has this girl bounced back, more than most, and how she treats everyone equal still ,
    All you haters need to really consider why you are keyboard warriors, sitting there typing your venom, is it because you really hate your life so much,
    Laurel had a hit loved by many, in an industry that will build you up before spitting you out as quick
    How many of us would follow this path,
    this girl has come through and is a real lovely human
    so come on haters, to try and keep someone down is really just putting yourself down


    Brendan

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  34. I was born in Melbourne, Australia, but I was only there for year 1. With that being said, cheers mate. Couldn't have said it better Brendan.
    Laurel's music is part of the soundtrack of my life. To be able to interact with her here is way cool. It's unfortunate that there are people here who have a lot of shit to talk. It's like those people who have shitty things to say about videos on YouTube and other people bring up the question, "if you don't like it then why are you even watching it." I have the same question for Shannon and any other keyboard commandos. If you dislike Laurel so much then why do you go out of your way to come here and comment? People who don't give a shit will just move on with their lives and not look back. Looks like Shannon is a little obsessed and can't let things go. People like you love to hate just a little too much. Enough said about this lisping little twit.
    I love reminiscing in music from back in the day and Laurels music really does that for me. Takes me back to seeing C&C Music Factory and Timmy T at Magic Mountain. Stevie B and Tara Kemp at our local fair. Btw, does anyone remember Angelina with her song Release Me? Such a cool clubby song. Ghost Town DJ's, "My Boo?" Aww shiet. Love that old stuff.
    Still crushing over Laurel's voice.
    Btw, Happy New Year everyone!!!!!!!!

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  35. Thanks Paul
    god news, Icy Blu now has her own Facebook account
    Both videos are up,
    All fans jump over and like and follow, you can email Icy Blu direct there,
    https://www.facebook.com/Icy-Blu-228011980864582/?ref=tn_tnmn
    Keyboard warriors need not bother
    Cheers
    Brendan

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  36. Hey Laurel you say here you are married..to whom? Jack? because he said he dumped you and requested you never be allowed around my son again...you only got your kids back because you and Jack lied to the courts..my son found a drug pipe in the car on a visit..wtf You and Jack had sex with his 14 yr old step sister after you gave her alcohol and coke. you were 23. wouldn't you be a child molester? IDK you told me the story the night you drove around drunk with your son in the car and I had to get you. I think that was the night Jack broke your hand on his chest and he took you to the ER...Its been so long but I know my facts are solid...but that ain't none of my business

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  37. Great to see the mystery of Icy Blu was solved. Superb album - how it didn't spawn a multitude of hit singles is beyond me.

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  38. Icy I am a fan of yours. I'm from Connecticut. Have you ever lived in or visited Connecticut?

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  39. Young lady, I pray for peace, closure, completion, and protection from haters...biggest haters are always family, why is that? Anyway, glad to find you and glad that you're doing well. I never believe the media hype, they'll do anything for attention. I don't need to know you any deeper to see that you are a bright and caring person..@bigmonu got your back. You on twitter? ..wait, did I say "young lady"? Dang, lol, I sound like my parents.

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  40. The 'Pump It' video you've linked has now expired. I've uploaded it Daily Motion (it is blocked on youtube) here - http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4rx7pm

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    1. Back on youtube but in 4s lol https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riTCjksk0pY

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  42. wow , love you laurel, aka Icy blu,, That woman who keeps hating on you is filled with such ugly hate I think she really wants to be you ,, she is a stalker !! poor woman hahaha

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  43. Laurel icy gave pleasure in her music to millions and like hits it is here to hear forever and ever....thanks Icy

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