Madlib With Guilty Simpson ‎– Before The Verdict

Madlib Invazion ‎– MMS001
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered

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Before The Verdict contains alternate tracks from Guilty Simpson's Ode to the Ghetto, recorded with new vocal performances and new beats, together with new tracks. The album also contains a previously-unreleased demo from 2004, "Life Goes By," executive-produced by J Dilla with Guilty Simpson over Madlib's beat from Madvillain's "All Caps".

This version has cover-art, which was hand-silkscreened from a collection of images created by Gustavo Eandi (Argentina), Jeff Jank, and Hit+Run. Each cover is one-of-a-kind and numbered on the back. Between approximately 2000 and 2500 copies of this version were pressed.

The barcode number can only be found on the plastic shrink wrap. Therefore, copies sold without the plastic shrink wrap will not have a barcode.

Every variation of the artwork of this limited-edition release should be listed here.

BPM's taken from beat counter with turntable at zero pitch.

A1: 91 BPM
A2: 93 BPM
A3: 93/86 BPM
A4: 91 BPM
B1: 95 BPM
B2: 97/93 BPM
B3: 87 BPM
B4: 95 BPM
C1: 88 BPM
C2: 94/89 BPM
C3: 92 BPM
C4: 100 BPM
C5: 89/88 BPM
D1: 97 BPM
D2: 95/93 BPM
D3: 85 BPM
D4: 91/82 BPM

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 9 89327 00011 8
  • Barcode (Scanned): 989327000118
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out area side A [hand-etched]): MMS-001 A / REM - RCE
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out area side B [hand-etched]): MMS-001 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out area side C [hand-etched]): MMS-001 C / REM - RCE
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out area side D [hand-etched]): MMS-001 D

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October 8, 2016
no idea what happened in the mastering...but the record sounds quite bad (much worse than other madlib lo-fi releases..)


September 24, 2014
edited over 4 years ago

'2000 pressed' yet mine is number '2120' - huh? Changed this to '2000-2500 copies pressed'