I don’t think people were really ready to hear Exile’s solo debut as a rapper, 4TRK Mind. It’s clear that most folks were anticipating something more lyrical and in the line of, say, his collaborations with Blu and Fashawn. What they got, however, was an off-the-wall project that was closer to Madlib’s Quasimoto records in terms of both the rhymes and the beats.
With that in mind, those same folks probably aren’t going to be completely won over by Ex’s latest track, “Oh Word (Keep On Rising).” And that’s too bad, if only because he and Fashawn sound so happy to just be rapping together over the funky-as-hell production. Stream the track below and download it here.