Tagged: Madlib


Beat Construction: Roc Marciano

The producer is one of the most crucial yet anonymous figures in all of music. Every now and again we aim to illuminate these under-heralded artists with Beat Construction, an extension of our column in … read more »

POSTED November 12, 2012 11:10AM IN Beat Construction Comments (5) TAGS: , , ,

Video: Freddie Gibbs and Madlib, “Shame”

In the video for Freddie Gibbs and Madlib’s “Shame,” Gibbs deals coke out of his apartment while his pitbull pal Smokey keeps him company. Gibbs’ clientele is comprised mostly of babes and Madlib’s track mutates … read more »

POSTED August 9, 2012 11:53AM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (1) TAGS: , ,

Stream: Freddie Gibbs and Madlib f. BJ The Chicago Kid, “Shame”

On paper, the whole concept of Freddie Gibbs and Madlib working together seems kind of weird—but when you think about it, the way they play off each other is great. Gibbs is an exacting rapper, … read more »

POSTED June 25, 2012 1:48PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (2) TAGS: , , ,

J Dilla: Shine On

In this 2006 feature from FADER #42, collaborators and family tell the stories behind some of the late J Dilla’s great productions. Think twice, youngbloods, precocious hoodrats, beatbox prodigies. Somewhere in the fine print of … read more »

POSTED February 7, 2012 12:30PM IN FEATURES Comments (2) TAGS: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Video: Freddie Gibbs and Madlib, “Thuggin”

Freddie Gibbs is surrounded by his weaponry in this Jonah Schwartz-directed video for Gibbs and Madlib’s cold, psychedelic Stones Throw collaboration, “Thuggin.”

POSTED January 17, 2012 7:45PM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (4) TAGS: , ,

Stream: Freddie Gibbs and Madlib, “Thuggin”

Madlib invited Freddie Gibbs onstage in San Francisco last Friday night to announce Thuggin, a collaborative six-song EP. 500 gold-sleeved copies of the project— released by Stones Throw imprint Madlib Invazion—were sold after that show. … read more »

POSTED November 21, 2011 5:11PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (2) TAGS: , ,

Video: MED, "MEDical Card"

There’s a huge difference between knowing your dealer and really being on a first name basis with him (or her). Going to cop with only a roll of quarters to your name, that’s the equalizer … read more »

POSTED August 2, 2010 7:25PM IN SUITE903 Comments (1) TAGS: , ,

Copenhagen Raves: Julianne at Distortion Festival, Day 2

According to “Human Infomail,” the Distortion Festival newsletter, yesterday’s activities in the Nørrebro neighborhood produced a “body count” of nearly 30,000 people, packed in what seemed to be a six block radius. “Body count” is … read more »

POSTED June 4, 2010 3:00PM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (1) TAGS: , , , , , ,

Madlib, “African Voodoo Queen” + “The Frontline (Liberation)” MP3

With the emergence of African musical obscurities blogs like Awesome Tapes From Africa, Voodoo Funk and others, it’s easy to forget that there are guys like Madlib who are sitting on mountains of rare African … read more »

POSTED March 9, 2010 10:38AM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (3) TAGS: , ,

J. Rocc Teases New Madvillain on EVR

J. Rocc of the World Famous Beat Junkies rolled through Fat Beats Radio on East Village Radio last week and apparently decided to open a Pandora’s Box of rap nerdery by playing heretofore unheard new … read more »

POSTED October 27, 2009 4:47PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (2) TAGS: , , , , , ,