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Why I Love Madlib

Today is Madlib’s birthday. Here’s why I love his music and personality so much. In the mid-to-late 00s, I discovered a compilation by Zero 7. It was part of Late Night Tales’ mix series (then called Another Late Night) and it featured a song called Real Eyes by Quasimoto. I found it intriguing for many …

Why I Love Madlib
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How J Dilla Humanized The MPC3000

Estelle Caswell discussed how J Dilla made his MPC3000 musical for Vox. Many musicians are synonymous with their instrument of choice – Jimi and his guitar, Questlove and his drums, Dorothy Ashby and her harp. And then there’s J Dilla and his MPC3000. In effect, J Dilla was a Jimi, Questlove, and Dorothy thanks to …

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NEW MUSIC: Madlib - Black Widow

Madlib drops “Black Widow”, the latest cut off his upcoming Rock Konducta LP featuring Dilla ad-libs and a beefy rock sample. Amongst the music Madlib has been making for other artists, you’d be forgiven for forgetting about his ongoing Rock Konducta project. Black Widow is the second release from the album after the  7″ single containing …