Then & Now: Blu Cantrell on 'Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)' & Recording a New Album

Welcome to the fourth installment of Fuse's newest column, Then & Now! Throughout this interview series, we chat with some of your favorite artists from the '90s and early aughts about their careers' biggest highlights and what they're up to today. This week, we spoke to Blu Cantrell.

We first witnessed Blu Cantrell propel into stardom in 2001, thanks to the release of her debut and Top 10 single "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)." The kiss-off anthem led to two Grammy nominations for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and for Best R&B Song. The Providence, RI native (now 40 years old) released two albums—2001's So Blu and 2003's Bittersweet—before taking a hiatus. 

Read on to see what Blu Cantrell told Fuse about being ready to make a proper return.