Sky Blu

Sky Blu (left) and Redfoo in 2010, Joe Seer/

Birth Name: Skyler Austen Gordy

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: August 23, 1986

*father – African-American
*mother – German, some English and Irish

Sky Blu, also known as SkyBlu and 8ky 6lu, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, DJ, and dancer. He is one half of electronic dance music duo LMFAO, known for their song “Party Rock Anthem,” with his half-uncle, Redfoo. Both Sky Blu and Redfoo are biracial, as their fathers are black and their mothers are white; Sky Blu, and Redfoo’s father, are half-brothers.

Sky Blu is the son of Berry Gordy IV and Valerie Robeson. He is the brother of singer and actress Mahogany Lox. Sky Blu is a second cousin of actress Bianca Lawson and songwriter and A&R Ricky Lawson, through their paternal great-grandparents Berry Gordy and Bertha Fuller. His paternal half-uncle is singer Rockwell and his paternal half-aunt is musician and actress Rhonda Ross Kendrick.

Sky Blu’s paternal grandfather is producer Berry Gordy III (the son of Berry Gordy, Jr. and Bertha Fuller). Sky Blu’s grandfather Berry was born in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan. Sky Blu’s great-grandfather Berry was the son of Berry Gordy and Lucy Hellum.

Sky Blu’s paternal grandmother is named Thelma Louise Coleman. Thelma is also African-American.

Sky Blu’s maternal grandfather was Vincent Gerald Robeson (the son of Vincent David Robeson and Margaret M. Finley). Mahogany’s great-grandfather Vincent was the son of Henry John Robeson/Robertson and Mary/Marie Theresa Fordon.

Sky Blu’s maternal grandmother is Waltraud Brunsch (the daughter of Willy Bruno Brunsch and Elfriede Schmidt). Waltraud was born in Germany, to ethnic German parents, from Silesia, Poland.

Sky Blu is a half-second cousin, twice removed, of President Jimmy Carter. Sky Blu is descended from President Carter’s (white) great-grandfather, James Thomas Gordy, from his relationship with a black woman, Esther Johnson. President Carter is descended from James’s white wife, Harriet Emily Helms. President Carter and Sky Blu’s grandfather, music producer Berry Gordy, are half-second cousins.

Sources: Genealogy of Sky Blu (focusing on his father’s side) –

Genealogy of Sky Blu’s paternal grandfather, Berry Gordy (focusing on his father’s side) –

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