Blu Speaks On "Memoirs" Album With Exile, Hopes For Release By End Of 2011

Blu also reveals that he's working on a full-length project with M.E.D. produced entirely by Madlib.

Blu and Exile teamed for the 2007's heralded Below the Heavens, but they also have another project in the can. In an interview with LA Weekly, Blu revealed that the album is titled Memoirs and will hopefully land in stores by the end of 2011.

“Exile and I have a record we did in '09. Right now it's titled Memoirs. My fan base is waiting to hear that. They haven't gotten a record as personal as Her Favorite Colo(u)r or Below, but Memoirs should be out possibly by end of the year,” he said. “We debate whether we should leak it because it's very personal, a lot of compassion in it. Exile's a ‘one album per two years’ kinda guy ... real stubborn on that. He wants it remixed, remastered, and I just say put it out like it is.”

The producer/rapper, who recently dropped his NoYork! LP, also revealed that he’s recording a collaborative album with M.E.D. entirely produced by Madlib, as well as a solo record (“I wrote my first rap in my head”). Though news of another project with Exile is on the way, he says he’s tired of performing Below the Heavens.

“I'm sick of it. I'm sick of it. It's ‘Forever 21.’ [laughs] Since Rock the Bells made artists doing entire albums a trend, clubs have been calling us to do Below,” he said. “So I do it because fans want to see it. I would be devastated if Snoop didn't perform ‘Drop It Like It's Hot.’”

Read the full interview at LA Weekly.

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12 Comments

  • JG

    people want you to keep performing BTH because its a hiphop classic. Classic like Be, College Dropout, Boy Meets World, and BTH make us reminisce on those good days when they first blew our minds and thats what fans want to experience at a concert. Make another classic and maybe people will start requesting that

    • Kentrell

      yo i agree whole heartedly below the heavens is DOPE and his "it" album it never gets old

    • DoneGotIt

      @WHAT?; i think your dumb as bricks for being that close minded. and if you thin of comnig back, just know I did not refute your claims to the aforementioned artist's albums as classics.

    • WHAT?

      Below The Heavens and Boy Meets World are classics? Nigga check ya head boy. Ain't no one coppin' dat shit. Illmatic is a classic not some underground shit no one cares about. Motherfuck a Blu or Fashawn. Weak ass no talent underground rappers. NWA, Nas, 2pac and Biggie are legend.

  • PrickJames

    First he got an Exile album in the can (that goes well with that 4TRK shit Ex got), then he says got a joint with Madlib... That's like your girl slobbing you 'til you nut, and then keeps sucking & swallows while you do... JUST TOO CRAZY!!!

  • nibs

    don't buy albums! and someday the artists only in it for big money will give up!

  • R.Pgh

    4 years later, Below The Heavens is still on constant rotation for me. I never get sick of that album.

  • Jason

    Hahahaha the only thing that's gonna be Blu is his balls after you "real hiphoppers" suck his dick on message boards but download his album. yall aint true fans like Weezy fans. WE SUPPORT DA GOD WHO HAS BLESSED US WITH HIS LYRICAL PRESENCE.

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