Madlib the Beat Konducta
Madlib the Beat Konducta
They released two singles and a full-length album on the Stones Throw imprint in 1999. Madlib also worked with rap group Tha Alkaholiks for several albums. Madlib's first release under the guise of Quasimoto, titled The Unseen, was in 2000. The album was met with critical acclaim and named by Spin Magazine as one of the top albums of the year. The distinctive high-pitched voice of Quasimoto is attained by rapping over slowed-down beats, which are then sped up to normal speed during the recording process. In 2001, Madlib took a turn away from traditional hip hop music, releasing his first Yesterdays New Quintet LP, Angles Without Edges.
Yesterdays New Quintet is a Jazz-based, hip hop and Electronic-influenced quintet made up of four fictitious characters, Ahmad Miller, Monk Hughes, Malik Flavors, Joe McDuphrey; and Madlib under his real name, Otis Jackson Jr. Madlib has continued to record other albums under the different guises of YNQ members, including 2002's tribute to Stevie Wonder, Stevie, 2004's tribute to Weldon Irvine, A Tribute to Brother Weldon, Joe McDuphrey Experience, and other singles and EPs released only on vinyl. Madlib describes himself as a "DJ first, producer second, and MC last," and he has done several projects as a DJ, mixer, or remixer. The first, released in 2002, was a collection of old dub reggae tracks, and was titled Blunted in the Bomb Shelter. The second, released in 2003, was a remix of Blue Note Records.
This album features original Blue Note recordings, some remixed and resampled, and some replayed by Madlib, as well as rapping by M.E.D. aka Medaphoar. 2003 heralded the first of two collaboration projects. Working with Detroit producer Jay Dee, the duo known as Jaylib released the Champion Sound LP. Far more successful was Madlib's collaboration with hip-hop producer and rapper MF DOOM, known together as Madvillain.
The 2004 Madvillainy album was highly anticipated, and well-received, topping many critics' year-end lists. The 2005 Quasimoto album, The Further Adventures of Lord Quas was accepted well and continued the Quasimoto tradition of using vocal samples from Melvin Van Peebles. This was followed by a jazz album under the name Sound Directions. The album The Funky Side of Life marked his first collboration with session musicians. His first collection of original (previously unused) hip hop instrumentals Beat Konducta Vol.
1-2: Movie Scenes was released in March 2006, and on New Year's Eve, a digital release Liberation with Talib Kweli was made public. Announced future projects include a joint Madlib-Melvin Van Peebles album, a solo album for BBE Music, and production for the legendary Percee P's upcoming album from Stones Throw Records, tentatively entitled Perseverance. Discography: Madlib * Madlib Invazion, CD/LP (2000) * Madlib Remixes, EP (2000) * Blunted In The Bomb Shelter, CD (2002) * Shades of Blue, CD/LP (2003) * Madlib Remixes 2 (1980s Saturday Morning Edition), CD/LP (2004) * Mind Fusion Vol. 1, CD (2004) * Mind Fusion Vol. 2, CD (2004) * Mind Fusion Vol. 3, CD (2005) * Beat Konducta, Volume 1: Movie Scenes, LP (2006) * Beat Konducta Vol 1-2: Movie Scenes, CD (2006) * Beat Konducta, Volume 2: Movie Scenes, The Sequel, LP (2006) * Mind Fusion Vol.
4, CD (2006) * Mind Fusion Vol. 5, CD (2006) * Liberation (with Talib Kweli) (2007) Lootpack * Ill Psych Move, CD/EP (1995) * Soundpieces: Da Antidote, CD/LP (1999) * Soundpieces: Da Instrumentals, LP (1999) * The Lost Tapes, CD/LP (2004) (CDP Records) Quasimoto * The Unseen, CD/LP (2000) * The Unseen Instrumentals, CD/LP (2000) * The Further Adventures of Lord Quas, CD/LP (2005) * The Further Adventures Instrumentals, LP (2005) * The Unseen (Deluxe Edition), CD/LP (2005) Yesterdays New Quintet * Elle's Theme EP, EP/Digital (2001) * The Bomb Shelter EP, 7" (2001) * Uno Esta EP, EP (2001) * Angles Without Edges, CD/LP (2001) * Stevie Vol. 1 - Promo, CD (2002) * Joe McDuhprey Experience - Experience, EP/Digital (2002) * Ahmad Miller - Ahmad's First, EP/Digital (2003) * Stevie, CD/LP (2004) * Malik Flavors - Ugly Beauty, EP/Digital (2004) * Monk Hughes & The Outer Realm - A Tribute to Brother Weldon, CD/LP (2004) Dudley Perkins * A Lil' Light, CD/LP (2003) * A Lil' Light Instrumentals, LP (2003) * Expressions, CD/LP (2006) * Expressions Instrumentals, LP/Digital (2006) Jaylib * Champion Sound, CD/LP (2003) * Champion Sound Instrumentals, LP/Digital (2003) Madvillain * Madvillainy, CD/LP (2004) * Madvillainy Instrumentals, CD/LP (2004) * Monkey Suite single, LP/Digital (2006) DJ Rels * Theme For A Broken Soul, CD/LP (2004) Sound Directions * The Funky Side of Life, CD/LP (2005) Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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