SummaryLos Angeles based artist Aleksander "Exile" Manfredi is not the first in his family to create music. His father, Albert Trent Manfredi (R.I.P.) and grandfather Alberico Manfredi were both musicians. His father released some 45s in the 1960s that are now highly sought after. His grandfather not only taught music but also played in a diverse mix of bands ranging from Mariachi to traditional Italian music.
At an early age Exile was exposed to a wide variety of music. Living in his grandfather's garage, he learned to play the accordion. His father was experimenting with drugs at the time and was not around much. Exile moved with his mother and sister to a two bedroom, Section 8 apartment. With no money or car and barely enough food... paid for with welfare checks and food stamps, he sought refuge in music.
Exile's early exposure to Hip Hop grew into the desire to create the music he loved himself. At the age of 18, Exile met up with rapper, Aloe Blacc, 16 years old at the time. With a one-button sampler and a four track they formed Emanon and started making their own albums. Exile, then met 19 year old rapper Blu and together started work on his solo effort Dirty Science, featuring Slum Village, MED and Ghostface Killah. Together they also made the critically acclaimed classic, Blu and Exile: Below The Heavens. After producing tracks for artists such as Mobb Deep, Jurassic 5, Akon and Snoop Dogg; he continued to excel in the art of creating music with his first instrumental album entitled Radio. The album immediately made an impact, and now we bring you the follow up, AM/FM.
The AM/FM release is a collection of reworked / remixed / new compositions and interpretations of Radio tracks. Features include Alchemist, Evidence, Shafiq Husayn, Samiyam, Blu, DJ Day, Free The Robots, and more. Nine amazing Exile tracks, that feature friends and inspirational peers which Exile himself has compiled. If you liked Radio, AM/FM will definitely take you through another musical journey.