Madlib is a DJ, producer, rapper and musician from Oxnard, California. He records and performs under several pseudonyms. He is a past member of Lootpack and also known for his collaborations with producer J Dilla (known as Jaylib) and the British MC and producer MF Doom (known as Madvillain).
Madlib in Features
Music − Interview | posted 31.10.2011
»No huge gaps anymore«
M.E.D. is a veteran of the Stones Throw collective. After his celebrated but late debut Push Comes To Shove in 2005, his probably long awaited album Classic hits the stores these days. So the Medaphoar is talking about the early Oxnard days, about Stones Throw and Madlib, as well as about his collaborations with young and talented Hodgy Beats.
Music − List | posted 05.05.2011
Mary Anne Hobbs, the popular DJ of BBC Radio 1, has anointed Young Montana? as her »Favourite Unsigned Artist of 2010«. Well, this title can not be defended by Jon Pritchard, because Daddy Kev has just listened precisely and did not hesitate to commit him for his label Alpha Pub. For us the 20 years-old has picked out ten of his current favorite records and comments them.
Madlib in Reviews
Music − Review | posted 20.08.2014
Rock Konducta Part 2
Rock around the world and clock, the second. On part two of his Rock Konducta album, Madlib is as predictable as he is great. Hence, everything is as usual.
Music − Review | posted 21.03.2014
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib
Ever since Madlib and Freddie Gibbs released their first EP together, we’ve all waited for their first actual record. It was well worth it, »Piñata« is a master stroke.
Music − Review | posted 17.01.2014
Rock Konducta Vol. 1
On »Rock Konducta Volume 1«, Madlib defends his position as chef-progger of the international beat-cosmos by assembling his best beats in quite some time.
Music − Review | posted 09.01.2012
Medicine Show Volume 12 & 13 - Filthy Ass Remixes
With Medicine Show 12+13 Filthy Ass Remixes finally draws a line under the controversially debated series. It’s 37 minutes of sheer Beat Konducta Remix-madness!
Music − Review | posted 01.12.2011
In the past, Medaphoar has mostly raised awareness throughout featurings with other artists. Now, his solo-debut has finally been released.
Music − Review | posted 26.08.2011
You get the impression you are not listening to an album but to some relaxed recording session. That’s still a blessing.
Music − Review | posted 20.06.2011
Madlib + Frank Nitt
Madlib Medicine Show #9: Nittyville
With a little delay, the ninth part of the Medicine Show, which was to be released in September 2010, is finally available! Unfortunately, it wasn’t quite worth the wait.
Music − List | posted 31.07.2015
The Black Madonna
10 Classic Midwest Rave Favs
We ask musicians to list and comment on 10 records by which they have been formed, bettered and educated. This time, producer and DJ The Black Madonna takes on the task.
Music − List | posted 26.10.2015
Off the beaten tracks with...
We go off the beaten tracks. In our ongoing series we give artists the space to talk about a passion which isn’t their own music. This time around Blond:ish take us with them on their travels.
Music − Interview | posted 09.11.2015
Oneohtrix Point Never
The little cheese shop
»They had the skills, the church provided them with a way to make music and now we have Bach! Do we sit there now and say: ›Sucks that he branded himself?‹«. We had a lively talk with Oneohtrix Point Never.
Music − Review | posted 10.11.2015
Thank Your Lucky Stars
Beach House surprise us with their second record this year. »Thank Your Lucky Stars« even trumps the first one.
Music − List | posted 24.08.2015
10 All Time Favs
We ask musicians to list and comment on 10 records by which they have been formed, mended and educated. This time, the producer and DJ Fred P takes on the task.