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 − List | posted 13.10.2020
Record Store Day 2020 – 3rd Drop
12 releases you should look out for
Due to the circumstances caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, Record Store Day was not only moved from spring to autumn this year, but also split into three parts. On October 24, 2020 the 3rd Drop will take place and for this alone more than 120 exclusive releases have been announced. We have put together a selection of twelve records for you, which we have revealed as possible highlights.
Music − Column | posted 29.06.2019
Lootpack – Soundpieces: Da Antidote! (1999)
The breakthrough: »Soundpieces: Da Antidote« lifted the still young West Coast label Stones Throw from the circle of experts to the cult Olympus. But it is also the first big statement of the still widely unknown producer Madlib and also the first performance of his alter ego Quasimoto. How much more relevance can be attributed to a single album? Now the underground classic is 20 years old.
Madlib in Reviews
Music − Review | posted 18.04.2016
J Dilla’s »The Diary«, originally planned for 2002, can’t quite be described as another classic. Still, it’s a highly recommendable record.
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 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 − Review | posted 20.09.2021
The Raw And The Cooked
With »The Raw And The Cooked«, Jan Jelinek has cooked up a nice soup for us. His work, originally composed for SWR, is now available on vinyl record. Delicious!
Music − Essay | posted 22.09.2021
The Beat Era in the GDR
Records from the Amiga label are widely available in Germany. In addition to pressings of international stars such as Michael Jackson, the Beatles or Bob Dylan, there was also a lot of music from the GDR itself that was released. Some of it is worth to be rediscovered.
Music − News | posted 17.09.2021
Ross From Friends
Green Vinyl Edition: »Tread«
On November 5, 2021, the new album »Tread« by Ross From Friends will be released on Brainfeeder. Exclusively on HHV Records, there will be a limited green vinyl edition.
Music − News | posted 16.09.2021
Exclusive: »69 Arten Den Pubrock Zu Spielen«
The new album »69 Arten Den Pubrock Zu Spielen« by the Lunsentrio will be released on Tapete Records on October 22, 2021. Exclusively at HHV Records, the record will be available in a green vinyl edition.
Music − Column | posted 23.09.2021
Primal Scream – Screamadelica (1991)
1991 – what a year for rock music. The albums by Nirvana, Soundgarden and Red Hot Chili Peppers released September 24, 1991 made rock become popular again. But »Screamadelica« by Primal Scream changed the whole genre.