Chris Daly consults tea leaves before smoking trees. Seriously, somebody needs to tell Open Mike Eagle to take a breather.  Depending on which tea leaves you happen to consult, four out of five leading psychics agree that 2014 will go down in history as HIS year.  With only an album or two even jockeying for position, […]
Max Bell guesses like the jeans Prolificacy is usually equated with prominence. Raise your digital flag daily or sink amidst the coded stream. Rappers usually feel compelled to bear this burden more than most, fearful of being relegated to blog freezers. Thankfully, there are rappers like L.A.’s Versis, those who’ve long risen above the fear, […]
Tosten Burks is about to fall asleep on the steps. The latest flourish from Exile and Fashawn shows the difference between hip-hop that promotes fun and hip-hop that simply just is. The two trade bars on top of giggling guitar stutters and the hoots and hollers of a cartoon peanut gallery, chaptered by an off-pitch […]
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Exile deserves every ounce of renown he receives. The LA native is an MPC maestro, a producer, a rapper, and now a Nas collaborator. But first he was Aleksander Manfredi, who  started with a pre-fame Aloe Blacc in rap duo Emanon, recording several singles, cassettes and the 2005 album The Waiting Room. Production for Mobb […]
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Jonah Bromwich’s name really needs to be added to the staff page. If you’re a certain kind of nerd, you’re going to like Exile’s new mixtape Intro to the Outro. If you’re the kind of nerd who wishes that Exile would do a project with a lyrical, possibly-underrated rapper who you realize that you only […]
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Exile-Population Control December 8, 2010
Exile – Population Control (Remixed by Samiyam, Dibiase, Free the Robots) from gregthedude on Vimeo. Exile: the Ray Harryhausen of the MPC. Download: ZIP: Exile-Population Control (Samiyam Remix)”
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Radio Days July 20, 2010
The official sequel to last year’s Radio drops on August 31, but in the meantime, consider the Exile Radio bonus cuts much more than a blooper reel. The bridge between the Low End and LA’s underground, Exile enlists Teebs, DiBia$e, and Rhettmatic to reconfigure tracks that didn’t need to be reconfigured in the first place.  […]
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