Archive for Madlib

Video: Madlib & Freddie Gibbs, “Thuggin”

Posted in Media, Video with tags , , , , on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 by Tim Althaus

It’s about time Gangsta Gibbs & Madlib dropped some visuals from their collaborative EP; they released a teaser last week, but I’m usually not too big on posting those. I woke up this morning to a Facebook wall post from one of my musical comrades, and needless to say I was very surprised that it was the video for “Thuggin”. This is one of the most gutter tracks I’ve heard in a long time. Madlib’s beat full of sequential strings is relatively simple, but it gives Freddie Gibbs the perfect canvas to spray blood, sweat and tears on. I can not wait to hear more material from these two; it’s blatantly obvious that they are a deadly duo.

Album Download: Strong Arm Steady, Arms & Hammers

Posted in Album Download, Media with tags , , , , , , on Thursday, January 12, 2012 by Tim Althaus

Strong Arm Steady announced that they will be launching a new website, and to celebrate this, they are offering their latest album Arms & Hammers for free download. Arms & Hammers is a high quality West Coast Hip-Hop outing with incredible production and great guest appearances; production features include DJ Kahlil, Madlib, Nottz & Blaqthoven, and guest appearances include Talib Kweli, Chace Infinite, Planet Asia, KRS-One, The Game, Too $hort and Kurupt. If you are a fan of dope Hip-Hop, I surely wouldn’t pass up the opportunity to get a great album at the price of free99.

Download: Strong Arm Steady, Arms & Hammers

Madlib & Strong Arm Steady, “Get Ya Money Right” (Feat. Defari)

Posted in Audio, Downloads with tags , , , , , , on Wednesday, September 2, 2009 by Tim Althaus

20070807bkronmainuq6

Man, Madlib is a total bully on the beats. This shit goes hard as hell. This track, “Get Ya Money Right”, is off of the forthcoming Madlib & Strong Arm Steady project Stoney Jackson. You know that shit is going to be on the realest label out there, Stones Throw. Defari, Krondon & Phil The Agony definitely leave this track decimated, and Madlib cooks up a beat that is just as infectious as Swine Flu. Don’t sleep on this one, you will regret it.

Download: Madlib & Strong Arm Steady, “Money Right” (Feat. Defari) (Prod. By Madlib)

Spotted @ 2DopeBoyz

Oh No, Ethiopium (Snippets Download)

Posted in Audio, Downloads with tags , , , , on Tuesday, August 4, 2009 by Tim Althaus

ethiopium

I can’t believe I totally spaced this one yesterday. I was on Twitter when I caught Dr. No tweeting about leaking some material. He posted the link and I wanted to get to it, but it slipped my mind. If you don’t know, Oh No is Madlib’s brother (although that really shouldn’t be that relevant) and he’s one of the illest producers in the game. You may not know of Oh No highly, but you will in the future. No can make beats with the best cats in the game without question. If you haven’t heard his album Dr. No’s Oxperiment, you haven’t heard an amazing modern day beat tape. All of the work I’ve heard from Mr. No is far exemplary, and there’s no doubt I will continue to support his work to the fullest.

Download: Oh No, Ethiopium (Snippets)

Introducing… OJ Simpson, “Coroner’s Music”

Posted in Audio, Downloads with tags , , , , on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 by Tim Althaus

OJ

DAMN. This is a great way to come home from a hard day of work. I hit my twitter feed and saw Oh No tweeting about Madlib & Guilty Simpson (I didn’t really look what it pertained to, just clicked the link really). I quickly found out that they are going to be releasing an album under the alias OJ Simpson. Talk about a pairing of the titans people, I’ve been a huge fan of Guilty since the first time I heard him, and Madlib is a beast on the boards. This is going to be an album that people will be talking about for a long time to come. According to the Stones Throw website, the album will be comprised of 14 tracks featuring very few guests (Elzhi (fuck yeah) & Strong Arm Steady) and some select cuts by J Rocc. Based on the aforementioned information, I’m totally ready for Stones Throw to release this album. You can download the lead single “Coroner’s Music” below.

Download: OJ Simpson, “Coroner’s Music”

Vinnie Paz Comments on Upcoming Solo Debut

Posted in Music News, Video with tags , , , , , , , , , , on Tuesday, June 23, 2009 by Tim Althaus

This video was a breath of fresh air, seeing as I love to hear anything new about anything Jedi Mind affiliated. Apparently Vinnie Paz is working hard in the studio on his new album The Assassins Creed, and from the names he lists off it sounds like it’s going to be one hell of a project. You will hear Clipse, Freeway, Beanie Siegel, Jakk Frost, Demoz & the AOTP fam all spitting bars with Vinnie on this one. On the production side… Madlib, Lil’ Fame (of M.O.P.), Bronze Nazareth & 4th Disciple. Vinnie doesn’t mention anything about a release date but I can assure you that this is another album that I can’t wait for, not matter how long it takes to get on the shelves.

Album Review: Mos Def, The Ecstatic

Posted in Music Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , on Monday, June 15, 2009 by Tim Althaus

mos-def-the-ecstatic Mos Def is part of one of my favorite duos of all-time (Black Star), and to be honest I really haven’t felt any of his solo projects since Black On Both Sides. The New Danger had Mos going in a different direction than previously heard, and Tru3 Magic just seemed like it was (for the lack of a better term) a half-assed effort. I remember hearing the buzz that this album was coming out this year, and prior to its release I was waiting with great anticipation. I can tell you that this album absolutely eclipses his two prior efforts, and to go even further I just may like this album more than Black On Both Sides. Continue reading

Wild Style Wednesday Review: J Dilla, The Shining

Posted in Wildstyle Wednesdays with tags , , , , , , , on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 by Tim Althaus

The Shining This album was posthumously released shortly after Dilla died. Good friend Karriem Riggins took the album under his wing with the wave from Ma Dukes. Many sources say that Dilla was only able to finish around 75% of the album before his untimely death. Even though this album wasn’t on my top 10 albums of all time, I can assure you that this is one of my favorite albums of all time. This is the first album I ever heard of Dilla’s solo material, and for that reason alone I am forever grateful to this album. I remember reading reviews on Amazon, and hearing people complain that this album is just over 30 minutes long. This album just proves that good things really do come in small packages. Continue reading

Peanut Butter Wolf Talks Evolution of Stones Throw With Splash Magazine

Posted in Media, Video with tags , , , on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 by Tim Althaus

Vodpod videos no longer available.

This is a great interview if you are a big Stones Throw fan (like I am). Peanut Butter Wolf talks about his label Stones Throw and the evolution it has taken. He also talks about issues like Madlib touring, what it was like to do a show with Ed Banger in Europe, what kind of vinyl he usually digs for, and art work. It tends to get a little boring, but if you are interested in the label as much as I am, you find the stuff really interesting.

Spotted @ Crate Kings

Talib Kweli Speaks: Reflection Eternal Before Summer, New Liberation?

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on Thursday, February 12, 2009 by Tim Althaus

talibhiphoplive1

Talib Kweli recently did an interview with KevinNottingham.com about current projects and things with his label Blacksmith. It sounds like the next year is jam packed for the god emcee from Brooklyn. I am excited to hear that Kweli has been in Cincinatti with Hi-Tek working hard in the studio on the new Reflection Eternal album, which they hope to release before summer. Talib metnioned that the new Black Star that I was hoping for will not be released this year, but I’m sure we can look forward to that in the future. Talib also mentione there there is a possibility of another Liberation album with Madlib.

All of the previously mentioned information makes me very anctious to hear what Talib has in store for us. Like I’ve said before the original the Reflection Eternal album pretty much changed the way that I listened to music, who knows what this one will do. It sounds like it could be an amazing year for this man and my guess is it will be. You know as soon as I have any updates I will keep you posted right away.