M.E.D.'s new Stones Throw release Classic, produced almost entirely by Madlib, turned up on our desks last week. We squinted and tried to remember how we recognized him, think probably from the verse he got on Madvillainy. On "Outta Control," M.E.D. clicks his lighter, takes a hit then nerds out, comparing his swag to Star Wars. Hodgy Beats, whose long held the goal to rap on a Madlib sample-collage, sounds at ease, already a veteran, comparing himself to Kid Rock. Someone squeals out Turn the beat up at the end. Why not!
September 06, 2011