“Madlib is launching the Madlib Medicine Show, a once-a-month, twelve-CD, six-LP series.” Sure why not. Like if this dude hasn’t humbled anyone who ever wanted to make a dusty sample into a bona fide jam, he should probably release 9,000 more records in the next year. Makes total sense. But for real, even at 1m 27s, “The Paper” proves that Mr Jackson is still capable spinning his formula into something new—in this case, a Bruce-Lee-as-Scrooge drum circle. And PS, “Madlib Medicine Show No. 2, Flight to Brazil, is a mixtape of Brazilian jazz, funk, prog-rock, folk and psychedelia. Later releases will include Beat Konducta in Africa.” Sidenote: can we buy a hundred pounds of weed from someone?
Download: Madlib f. Guilty Simpson, “The Paper”