Exile Says Album With Blu Is Almost Finished, Discusses Emanon Project

The Los Angeles, California-based producer updates on a few projects.

Exile most recently released his new album 4TRK MIND, but is keeping busy elsewhere. Speaking with Exclaim.ca, the producer revealed that his new album with Blu - the follow-up to 2007's Below the Heavens - is finished, but that he “still wants to do another three new songs for it.” The statement echoes Blu's previous claims that the LP is completed.

Additionally, Exile is working on another LP for Emanon, his duo with Aloe Blacc. For the LP, he said that the “I Need a Dollar” singer will get back to his rapping roots. “Aloe's rapping again," he said. "It's definitely a little darker, a little more mature than the last record [2005's The Waiting Room]."

Exile also recently hit the studio with No I.D. to jointly produce a collaboration between Bow Wow and Talib Kweli. “Bow Wow seriously stepped up his bars,” said Exile.

RELATED: Exile Discusses Beats, Sampling & Family In Clip For Flud Watches

22 Comments

  • JG

    so bow wow can spit now?

  • Anonymous

    Blu is one of the worst rappers I've ever heard. His lyrics are some simple ass 4th grade poetry shit. Dude sucks.

  • ShowTime NY

    I still havent heard the first but I like what blu and exile doing..U already Know

    • Anonymous

      Exactly. All of them are great. How can you dismiss such a perfectly crafted album? Unblievable. It's one of the few Hip Hop albums that reminds the people why they once fell in love with Hip Hop. Beatiful lyrics and great beats.

    • JG

      so what if its post 2000? did hiphop die in 2000? if you dont think Below the Heavens is a classic then u dont know hiphop period...BtH, Be, Food and Liquor, and College Dropout are all-time hiphop classics of the new millenium

    • Anonymous

      CO-SIGN THAT LAST STATEMENT! This applies to countless more albums, word for word.

    • Anonymous

      classic? to who? UG nerds that started listening to hip hop post 2000? blu is average. dude borderline sucks. album boring as shit. played samples, corny emcee. typical overhyped underground internet trash.

    • Anonymous

      Food & Liquor shits on it.

    • Anonymous

      WOW! Its the last TRUE classic that has came out the last 5 years. You need to DL it ASAP. .....Avoid all the other Blu project tho.

  • Anonymous

    Damn, Talib would do anything to be relevant again. Fucking sad to see this. The Kweli from back then would call this greedy motherfucker out.

  • Anonymous

    I hope Exile makes sure that Memoirs will get a proper CD release and not that terrible, unmastered shit Blu is doing with the last few projects.

  • Anonymous

    HAHAHAHAHAHA who the fuck likes kweli? he's trying so hard to get his only faggot backpacker fans to hate him. dude sucks. dude has always sucked. hi tek beats saved him. what did he do? ditched hi tek. jay-z kept his name alive. what he do? mention jay-z in every interview. talib is a fraud, and been a fraud. he raps about the black man's struggle, but the fact is he comes from a wealthy household and had real nice parents. mos def doesn't want to associate with dude, and talib won't let him go cuz he needs blackstar to stay alive. kweli got a weak voice, terrible flow, and wack, heartless, little man syndrome bars. dude gets slapped by his girl at 50 cent parties once a year. go away. exile is a fat homo BTW.

    • Anonymous

      CO-SIGN THAT STATEMENT ABOUT KWELI!!! Dude is one of biggest disgraces of this genre. He has the most terrible flow I've ever heard. Kanye carried his unskilled ass on Get By the only song that got him attention after Train Of Thought. No wonder that Mos or Common don't want to work with that pitiful fag again. His next garbage ass album will probably sell around 100 copies. Gladly, he's associating himself with other people who have no talent nowadays. I bet Bow Wow will outrap him, he got a decent flow at least, Talib ''gimmick'' Kweli got nothing.

    • Anonymous

      nigga your dick is small

  • R.Pgh

    A No I.D. / Exile produced track for Kweli, that sounds....what's that? Bow wow is also on it? Really?

  • Mr Flamboyant

    Bow Wow and Talib? (shaking my head) Man Kweil needs to stop with this ish. Seriously. I'm not one to confine niggas in a box but my God...

    • klls

      lol @ bow wow really stepping up his bars. co-sign mr flambioyant - its like kweli wants mainstream success or something. ah dunno but gucci mane, mac miller, and bow wow features are things kweli should stay away from

    • Anonymous

      Bow Wow seriously stepped up his bars, said Exile.

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