LaRue – Saturn Returns

Song writer, and Musician “LaRue” was born JaWaan LaRue in Seattle, Washington in 1981. He began his musical venture at the early age of 14 doing High School talent shows, pep assemblies, and local city festivals with his group “The Elements”. After graduating high school he decided to join the Army to avoid street trouble and make something of his life. LaRue ended up serving 8 yrs in the Army including one deployment overseas in 2004-2005 for Iraqi freedom. During his deployment he recorded an album titled “Hard Headed” that never was released.After returning home he teamed up with super producer Rising Son, and Marcus D to form an alliance called “City of Dreams”. After releasing his single “Certified Hip Hop” he began receiving media attention. His music began getting spins on: Kube 93.3, Kexp Street Sounds 90.3, KBCS 91.3, and he also made several appearances on the popular public access channel show “Hip Hop 101 T.V.”. He’s done numerous of shows up and down the west coast with names such as Ne-Yo, Del The Funky Homosapien, Souls of Mischief, Mr. Lif and many more.

After 3 yrs of preparation LaRue is set to release his sophomore album “Saturn Returns”. The album includes production from Rising Son, Marcus D, features from Yirim Seck, P. Washington, Silent Lambs and more. The title “Saturn Returns” comes from the Theory of the Return Of Saturn. Basically astrologist discovered that when we are born the Planet Saturn is there at Age 0. In approximately 29.5 years the planet “Saturn Returns” and in the process a person crosses over a major threshold and into the next stage of life. With the first Saturn Return between the age of 28 and 32, a person leaves youth behind and enters adulthood. With the second Return,  maturity. And the third and usually final Return, a person enters wise old age. The first Saturn Return is famous because it represents the first test of character and the structures a person has built their life upon.

According to traditions, should these structures be unsound, or if a person is living out of touch with his or her true values, the Saturn Return will be a time of upheaval and limitations as Saturn forces him or her to jettison old concepts and worn out patterns of living. It is not uncommon for relationships and jobs to end during this time of life restructuring and reevaluation. I choose this concept because it is exactly what i’ve experienced for the last year or so in my personal life. The songs represent the multiple emotions I have experienced during my cycle of growth. I am still learning about this encounter and encourage you to research this as well. I’m not superstitious but I am very fascinated by how common this experience is among people around this age. Most people agree that between the age of 28 & 30 something drastic changed about their life for the better or worse. And they felt the effects of “Saturn Returns”. Album is available via I-Tunes, CD Baby, & Amazon.

1. Saturn Returns Intro
2. Back To The Old Me
3. Skit
4. Not Like Me
5. Midnight Mirage Ft A Plus
6. Love like This Ft Yirim Seck
7. Rise Up
8. Grown Man Grind
9. Crack The Zfe Ft Intylekt & P Washington
10. Judge Me
11. Rep This City Ft Yirim Seck, Jace, & Silas Blak
12. Mr International
13. Oh Alecia
14. Foot Steps

LaRue – Back To The Old Me

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LaRue – Not Like Me

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LaRue – Rise Up

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LaRue Ft Intylekt & P Washington – Crack The Zfe

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LaRue – Judge Me

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LaRue – Foot Steps

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One thought on “LaRue – Saturn Returns

  1. Mount Rainier Alum STAND UP!!! lol, good to see the homie Larue gettin some shine!! this right here is great hip hop at its purest form!! truly a great album from a dope MC!!!

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