Jay-Z's "Blue" Reference: On Jay's Blueprint track, "Heart of the City (Ain't No Love)," Kanye West sampled the song, "Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City," by Bobby "Blue" Bland.
The Year: 2001
How It Showed His Love For His Favorite Color: Another coincidence. Or, is this coincidence? On The Blueprint, newcomer Kanye West sampled an R&B singer who goes by the name of "Blue." Funny how things work out sometimes, eh?