Blu & Exile

Blu & Exile are an American hip hop duo, formed in 2007, composed of rapper Blu and hip hop producer Exile.[1]

Blu & Exile
OriginLos Angeles, California, United States[1]
GenresHip hop
Years active2007–present
LabelsSound in Color, Fat Beats, Dirty Science


Blu and Exile first met in the mid-2000s while Blu was serving as a hype man for various hip hop groups including Slum Village, Platinum Pied Pipers, and Exile's own group, Emanon.[1] He was personally introduced to Exile through Emanon's other member, Aloe Blacc.[1] In 2007, Blu & Exile released their debut album, Below the Heavens, which was described by XXL as "one of 2007's most celebrated hip-hop releases".[2] In 2012, the duo released their second album, Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them.[3] In 2017, the duo released In the Beginning: Before the Heavens, deleted tracks from Below the Heavens.[4] Their next release, the True & Livin' EP was released May 24, 2019.[5] On July 17, 2020, Blu & Exile released their third album, Miles: From An Interlude Called Life (or Miles for short), coinciding with the 13th anniversary of Below the Heavens.




  • Maybe One Day (2012)
  • True & Livin (2019)

Compilation albumsEdit

  • In the Beginning: Before the Heavens (2017)


  1. ^ a b c d Cordor, Cyril. "Blu & Exile - Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved October 12, 2014.
  2. ^ Cho, Jaeki (July 18, 2012). "The Making of Blu & Exile's Below the Heavens". XXL. Retrieved October 12, 2014.
  3. ^ Bromwich, Jonah (August 30, 2012). "Blu & Exile: Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them". Pitchfork. Retrieved October 12, 2014.
  4. ^ Diep, Eric (October 19, 2017). "Blu & Exile Talk Comeback Album 'In the Beginning: Before the Heavens,' Stream New Project: Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
  5. ^ "Blu & Exile True & Livin'". Dirty Science. May 24, 2019. Retrieved June 10, 2019.

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