Madlib

Madlib

Real Name:
Otis Jackson, Jr.
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Born: October 24, 1973, Oakland, California

Multi-genre producer, MC, instrumentalist, and avid crate digger and record collector. Son of soul singer Otis Jackson Sr., older brother of Oh No, and nephew of jazz trumpeter Jon Faddis.

From the unlikely beach town of Oxnard, 40 miles north of Los Angeles, the multi-dimensional Madlib quickly rose to prominence as one of the most interesting figures in late-'90s hip-hop. With his childhood buddies in the Lootpack, Madlib quickly made a name for himself as a rapper, producer, and DJ. In particular, his expansive style and deft touch for composition made him one of hip-hop's most sought-after producers. An enthusiastic crate digger, with a deep reverence for jazz and soul, Madlib branched out into a number of ambitious, engaging solo projects.

Along with DJ Romes and Wild Child, Madlib formed the Lootpack in their hometown of Oxnard. The trio made their debut on tha Alkaholiks' 21 and Over in 1993. They continued doing work for tha Alkaholiks and other artists before releasing their full-length Soundpieces: Da Antidote six years later. The album earned solid reviews but went largely unnoticed. Madlib did not, however. After hooking up with Los Angeles DJ Peanut Butter Wolf, Madlib did a lot of production for Wolf's Stones Throw label. In 1999 the label released Quasimoto's astonishing The Unseen LP. Doubling as himself and his alter ego Quasimoto, Madlib handled vocals and production duties on the album, a huge critical success.

Not resting on his laurels, Madlib followed The Unseen a year later with his Yesterday's New Quintet project. Madlib played all the instruments himself, infusing his exploration of jazz with both style and substance.

While continuing on with a massive release schedule and work load, Madlib completed a remix/reinterpretation project for Blue Note, a collaboration with Jay Dee under the Jaylib alias, a collaboration with MF Doom, produced 1/2 of fellow Lootpack member Wildchild's solo record and many other remix and producer tasks all in 2003.

With each year Madlib has continued to expand his abilities beyond the core hip hop that he is known for.
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Madlib Discography

Albums

7243 5 36447 2 7, 5364472 Madlib Shades Of Blue (Album) Blue Note 7243 5 36447 2 7, 5364472 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
STH2099 Doom* & Madlib's* - Madvillain Doom* & Madlib's* - Madvillain - Madvillainy (Album) Stones Throw Records STH2099 US 2004 Sell This Version
STH 2117 Madlib The Beat Konducta Madlib The Beat Konducta - Vol. 1-2: Movie Scenes (Album) Stones Throw Records STH 2117 US 2005 Sell This Version
STH2177 Madlib - Beat Konducta Madlib - Beat Konducta - Vol. 3-4: Beat Konducta In India (Album) Stones Throw Records STH2177 US 2007 Sell This Version
none Talib Kweli & Madlib Talib Kweli & Madlib - Liberation (Album) Blacksmith Music none US 2006 Sell This Version
RR0070CD Madlib The Beat Konducta Madlib The Beat Konducta - WLIB AM: King Of The Wigflip (Album) Rapster Records RR0070CD UK, Europe & US 2008 Sell This Version
STH 2204 Madlib The Beat Konducta Madlib The Beat Konducta - Vol. 5: Dil Cosby Suite (Album) Stones Throw Records STH 2204 US 2008 Sell This Version
MMS001 Madlib With Guilty Simpson Madlib With Guilty Simpson - Before The Verdict (Album) Madlib Invazion MMS001 US 2010 Sell This Version
MMS003 Madlib Beat Konducta In Africa (Album) Madlib Invazion MMS003 US 2010 Sell This Version
MMS007 Madlib High Jazz (Album) Madlib Invazion MMS007 US 2010 Sell This Version
MMS-005 Madlib History Of The Loop Digga, 1990-2000 (Album) Madlib Invazion MMS-005 US 2010 Sell This Version
MMS011 Madlib Low Budget High Fi Music (Album) Madlib Invazion MMS011 US 2011 Sell This Version
MMS009 Madlib Feat. Frank Nitt* Madlib Feat. Frank Nitt* - Channel 85 Presents Nittyville (Album) Madlib Invazion MMS009 US 2011 Sell This Version
MMS-012 Madlib Raw Medicine: Madlib Remixes(CD, Album, P/Mixed) Madlib Invazion MMS-012 US 2011 Sell This Version
MMS-013 Madlib Filthy Ass Remixes(LP, Album, Ltd, Mixed) Madlib Invazion MMS-013 US 2011 Sell This Version
MMS013 Madlib Black Tape(CD, Album) Madlib Invazion MMS013 US 2012 Sell This Version
MMS-020 Madlib Rock Konducta Pt. 1 & 2 (Album) Madlib Invazion MMS-020 US 2013 Sell This Version
MMS-024 Madlib Piñata (Album) Madlib Invazion MMS-024 US 2014 Sell This Version
SR 108 Kazi & Madlib Kazi & Madlib - Blackmarket Seminar(2xLP, Album, Ltd) Sergent Records SR 108 France 2014 Sell This Version
BYH 0005 MED*, Blu (2), Madlib MED*, Blu (2), Madlib - Bad Neighbor (Album) Bang Ya Head BYH 0005 US 2015 Sell This Version
MMS022-LP Freddie Gibbs, Madlib Freddie Gibbs, Madlib - Pinata(2xLP, Ltd, Exc) Madlib Invazion MMS022-LP US 2015 Sell This Version
MMS-022-REMIX Freddie Gibbs & Madlib Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Piñata (Alex Goose Remix)(File, MP3, Album) Madlib Invazion MMS-022-REMIX US 2015

Singles & EPs

STH7007 Madlib Madlib Invazion(7", EP) Stones Throw Records STH7007 US 2000 Sell This Version
STH2037-1, STH 2037-1 Cut Chemist / Madlib Cut Chemist / Madlib - Bunky's Pick / 6 Variations Of In The Rain (Single) Stones Throw Records, Stones Throw Records STH2037-1, STH 2037-1 US 2001 Sell This Version
BX-1017 LMNO (2) / Madlib LMNO (2) / Madlib - Head Lock(12") Battle Axe Records BX-1017 US 2001 Sell This Version

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JordanNZ

JordanNZ

May 18, 2013
The Induction of Hypnosis?
spastfarmahooon

spastfarmahooon

October 13, 2006
edited over 5 years ago
Madlib - definitely one of the most interesting guys of the music business! His creativity is amazing, whether as producer or as rapper or as DJ. He linked up with so many projects of many different genres. There is the jazz colaboration with Blue Note, the result is the absolutly ingenious 'Shades Of Blue'. The 'Blunted In The Bomb Shelter' project, where he selected old tracks from the Trojan Records catalouge. The collaborations with MF Doom and J Dilla also awesome results of Madlib's creativity! His creative spectrum goes from Electronic over Jazz, Funk/Soul and Reggae to Hip Hop. He's open minded for any kind of good music.
seasnake

seasnake

March 30, 2006
edited over 9 years ago
One of the most innovative and forward-pushing producers of hiphop ever.

Just the fact that the legendary Blue Note-record label gave him full rights to their archive for his "Shades Of Blue"-record says it all. He himself is responsible for the fact that I havent given up on hiphop yet. A legend!

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