Producer Exile recently connected with Flud Watches for part of a video series titled Beats Per Minute. The series features producers talking about their work while wearing a Flud Watch. During Exile’s video, the Below the Heavens beatmaker shares information about his introduction to music and his love of sampling, beat making and instrumentation. 

“It didn’t start with a MPC,” he notes in the clip. “My grandfather taught me the accordion at a young age. It was the first musical instrument that I learned. He’d teach me every morning…My whole family, they all were taught the accordion at a young age, including my father.” 

He also explained that his father’s musicianship inspired him, making sure to note that he may chop his father’s work for future instrumentals. 

HipHopDX | Rap & Hip Hop News | Ad Placeholder



“I guess all that musical lineage in my family has really led me to try to make the MPC into an instrument.”

Finishing off the clip, Ex says he has a passion for the craft. 

“I love sampling,” he shares in the clip. “I love making beats and I respect it a lot, so much that I want to contribute to it being a live instrument as well.” 

RELATED:Blu & Exile’s Rare 2007 Album “Below The Heavens” Re-Released On CD