Video: Blu & Exile Red Bull Academy Lecture

Blu and Exile is a tag team made in heaven, as their album Below The Heavens ably demonstrates. There’s not many duos making hip hop music in the spirit of the golden age, yet astonishingly fresh. Blu talks to his audience instead of at them, concerned more about the message in the music than breaking even. Bringing West Coast sunshine and honest introspective lyrics, he is the perfect foil to Exile’s fierce MPC adventures, crafting gritty soul in the tradition of greats like Primo, Dilla, and Pete Rock. For further listening, please refer to full-lengths by Emanon, Kardinal Offishall, Mobb Deep, and Jurassic 5, as well as Exile’s own LP Dirty Science on Sound In Colour, while Blu keeps on broadening his portfolio by knocking out collabo after collabo with the likes of Ta’raach (as C.R.A.C. Knuckles) and Mainframe (as Johnson & Jonson).

This bad boy is over an hour long so get comfy. If you just want the abridged version with Blu spitting and Exile making a beat, click here. Thanks to Jon Kim for sending me this a week ago, and Davide from RBMA for sending again today after I forgot all about it.


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16 Responses to “Video: Blu & Exile Red Bull Academy Lecture”

  1. BKScribe Says:

    redbull goin in on this music shit

  2. rex hussla Says:

    Yo Scales the debate should be 9PM EST, 6PM PST

    It’s crazy how global hip-hop is…underground boom bap shit gets love all over the world

  3. rex hussla Says:

    Now, I’m hearing that Jim Jones, Juelz Santana and Lil Wayne have recorded yet another version….

    The hook goes: “All these other rappers jack swagger from us.” LOL.

    And it seems this song, “Swaggerjack from Us” will be on Jim Jones’ solo album, which drops right in the thick of things, on Dec 9th.
    _____________________________________________________

    Jim Jones is such a clown…can he just get off Jay’s dick?!?!! {nh}

    So is he just gonna wait til Hov releases an album so that he can too from here on out?

    Shit is disgusting, what a fucking clown.

  4. eskay Says:

    yeah, cuz that Miss Info post is the first I’m hearing about Jim dropping on the 9th. that’s Stannery at its most disturbing.

  5. the watcherz Says:

    jimmy makes me sicker than 2 girls and one cup son

  6. HHF Says:

    We need these guys to break mainstream, but still be indie.

  7. pockets Says:

    The hook goes: “All these other rappers jack swagger from us.” LOL.

    ^lol…and also lol @ wayne appearing on both songs.

    the only version i wanna hear is the one with andre spitting over it.

  8. CiCi The Intern Says:

    That Buckshot/Macarena shit has to be the funniest shit I’ve seen in a LONG time…fucking classic LOL

  9. Plug Says:

    if the devin leaks in the next hour I’ll grab a quater of the kills and blaze this evening for the first time in 7 months

  10. Plug Says:

    if the devin leaks in the next hour I’ll grab a quater of the kills and blaze this evening for the first time in 7 months

  11. Plug Says:

    if the devin leaks in the next hour I’ll grab a quater of the kills and blaze this evening for the first time in 7 months

  12. ODEMIC Says:

    We need these guys to break mainstream, but still be indie.
    ————

    thats like being worth 750 million dollars and still thinking your a gangsta.

  13. D_Block_4_Life Says:

    Im still in shock over the fact that niggas said

    Dro > T.I.

    Like are niggas foreally serious like? SMh and wooooooowwwww, i mean yea Dro’s album was hot but to say hes better then Tip in any way shape of form is asinine and outlandish…..

    T.I. > Young Dro

    On all 9 planets

    Carry on…

  14. ODEMIC Says:

    # Plug Says:
    October 2nd, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    if the devin leaks in the next hour I’ll grab a quater of the kills and blaze this evening for the first time in 7 months
    —————-

    u will?

  15. HHF Says:

    ODEMIC Says:

    October 2nd, 2008 at 8:27 pm
    We need these guys to break mainstream, but still be indie.
    ————

    thats like being worth 750 million dollars and still thinking your a gangsta.

    ^^^I mean break mainstream without signing to a major

  16. Nah Right » Blog Archive » Exile - In Love Says:

    […] Exile debuted “In Love” during his and Blu’s Red Bull Music Academy session in Barcelona earlier this year. […]

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