‘History of the Loop Digga, 1990-2000, is a full-length hip-hop album by Madlib, chronicling his formative decade of underground beat-tape production.’
‘The Brain Wreckshow is a 61-minute DJ mixtape of global, psychedelic, progressive and hard rock and funk circa 1968-76.’
Fourteen tracks of straight-up hip hop — with Detroit rapper Frank Nitt.
LPs come in a silk-screened sleeve (as well they might at that price).
Featuring guest verses from Blu, MED, Ron Artiste, Souls of Mischief, Gangrene, Georgia Anne Muldrow and co. With a bonus flexi-7.
Impressive compilation, from Dilla to Gary Wilson. Hats off.
Produced by Madlib, proper hip hop, with guests like Diamond D and Aesop Rock; and comes for a while with a bonus seven-inch.
Unreleased stuff and vinyl specials from the Madlib vaults. Seasons Change flips Roy Ayers’ D.C. City; Broad Factor and LAX nod to Mad Skillz and Gangstarr. Watch out (literally) for the VU-style peel-off artwork.
Thirty-four tracks of solo, instrumental hip-hop… nourished as much by the drummer’s stints with Milt Jackson, Donald Byrd and Ron Carter, as those with Common, Slum Village, Talib Kweli and The Roots.
‘Catalan-folk-psych with minimalist-electronic-sensibilities re-imagined as an excursion in neo-dub’ by the lot who recently did a library album for B-Music.