Rue’s lyrics are informed more often than not by personal life experiences. Broken Window, released in 2016, speaks of his journey to sobriety - a time defined by a hunger for consciousness and by dramatic emotional battles. City Living now serves as the musical prequel to Broken Window. A more upbeat record, City Living is colored by the sometimes blissful ignorance of living life unintentionally before waking up to an awareness of the reckoning and difficult choices that are ahead.
Over the course of his musical career, Rue has garnered critical acclaim having had his music video for “Heaven” win Best Music Video at the Sene Film Fest, his 2015 EP The New New Colossus re-released by Infintesmal Records as a limited edition cassette package, his track "Speak My Mind" chosen as part of the political project "1,000 Days, 1,000 Songs", and enjoyed various press support along the way including that of Al Jazeera English.