Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Of Pads and Patterns

Blu & Exile
"Of Pads and Patterns (interview)" from Red Bull Music Academy, Barcelona (2008, Red Bull Music Academy)

"Blu & Exile have fingers in so many pies, it’s a full-time job keeping up. But beyond their collaborations, solo projects and plans for the future, there’s the Below The Heavens album, an already classic slab of noughties hip hop that emerged in 2007 to universal acclaim. The duo discuss how they hooked up in the L.A. underground, and detail their myriad projects, from ripping samples from the radio to the leftfield stylings of C.R.A.C. Exile talks about his background in music, and how he owes his hip hop career to a fictional character called Shabba Doo, while Blu is a late starter who owes it all to DMX and Common. In a hip hop landscape beset by mediocrity, these two are making some of the most innovative music around." - Red Bull Music Academy

A transcript of this interview can be found here.


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