Artwork by Jeff Jank featuring an original illustration by Ashkahn. In late 2011, producer Madlib and rapper Freddie Gibbs announced their forthcoming album with their debut EP Thuggin'/Deep. The 6-track record - released on Madlib's Madlib Invazion label - was hailed by the LA Times as "inspired:" - they said Madlib's "hypnotic samples warped by an underground hero" were "demolished by one of the best rappers breathing..." The duo's Shame/Terrorist EP follows where Thuggin'/Deep left off: with Gibbs effectively spooling street stories onto the Beat Konducta's wax. Shame, featuring singer B.J. The Chicago Kid, is Gibbs' honest appraisal of a one night stand; Terrorist is all killer, no filler - a short, terrifying rap offset by a cheeky fusion jazz sample. The duo's STILL as-of-yet untitled album is planned for release in the third quarter 2012. For Madlib, this marks another entry in an exciting series of collaborative albums that he has created with the likes of DOOM (Madvillainy), the late J Dilla (Jaylib) and Strong Arm Steady (In Search Of Stoney Jackson). For Gibbs, the album serves as somewhat of a departure: coming off the heels of his acclaimed Cold Day In Hell album, and before the release of the album he's finishing for Young Jeezy's CTE imprint, this project gives the Gary, Indiana-bred, LA-based rapper a chance to stretch out over the Beat Konducta's lush musical tapestry.
At the San Francisco Madlib Medicine Show tour stop, the producer announced a collaborative project with the rapper Freddie Gibbs and debuted songs from this EP: "Thuggin'" and "Deep." This 6-track record is released on Madlib's Madlib Invazion label - the imprint the producer founded to release his 13 Madlib Medicine Show volumes. The duo's as-of-yet untitled album is planned for release in first quarter 2012. For Madlib, this marks another entry in an exciting series of collaborative albums that he has created with the likes of DOOM (Madvillainy), the late J Dilla (Jaylib) and Strong Arm Steady (In Search Of Stoney Jackson). For Gibbs, the album serves as somewhat of a departure: coming off the heels of his acclaimed Cold Day In Hell album, and before the release of the album he's finishing for Young Jeezy's CTE imprint, this project gives the Gary, Indiana-bred, LA-based rapper a chance to stretch out over the Beat Konducta's lush musical tapestry. If the first release is any indication, this collaboration will find Gibbs' rough-hewn raps landing atop smoldering soul and jagged psychedelia.
One of the more "wild" tracks J Dilla ever created. In 2007 this was found on the master tapes for Ruff Draft and chosen – by Ma Dukes, us here at Stones Throw and various other Dilla associates – as the perfect way to lead off the reissue of Ruff Draft that followed.NOW WITH 12-INCH SLEEVE. Back in '07 we didn't have the time to press this sleeve, so the single was originally issued in a plain white jacket. Better late than never.These tracks were made by J Deezy in Dearborn MI, late 2002. Mixed and mastered by Dave Cooley & Kelly Hibbert from the original master tapes in 2007. Sleeve by Jeff Jank.
Grab this to pick up some quality nightmarish hip hop not available on Quasimoto’s The Unseen album. And don’t forget about the Dino-Brain Beat on Side B, also only available on this 12".
Following up Freddie Gibbs & Madlib’s Pinata – this EP contains exclusive tracks not available on the album. “Knicks,” in remixed form, now features a new verse by Gibbs alongside Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$ and Ransom. The b-side, “Home,” features BJ The Chicago Kid – the velvet voiced vocalist from the duo’s earlier “Shame” – and Madlib’s two-part soul-flip carries Gibb’s narrative about a traveling man’s disregard for his woman at home. Both sides are completed by previously unheard Madlib instrumentals.
First release for MF DOOM & Madlib's Madvillain.
A vinyl exclusive mega mix of 70s/80s Afrika Bambaataa/Zulu Nation dub plates and acetates. HOUSED IN A HAND SILK-SCREENED JACKET FROM ANTIDESIGNS. Compiled by DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist in commemoration of their Renegades Of Rhythm tour, this exclusive mega-mix is culled from previously unheard Afrika Bambaataa acetates and celebrates the legendary group's artistry.
Fresh off the heels of their full-length opus Vodka & Ayahuasca, The Alchemist and Oh No are back, bringing their Gangrene noise on a whole other level. The Odditorium EP begins where Vodka & Ayahuasca left off, with Al and Oh lyrically blessing the masses over gritty, psychedelic rock tinged beats. The Odditorium picture disc is as immaculately conceived as the music itself, evoking a vintage, bespoke vibe drenched in a haze of potent intoxication for which Gangrene is so well known.
This 12-inch was released leading up to the full-length Further Adventures of Lord Quas. Cover by Jeff Jank showing the night view of Quasimoto's building where who-the-hell-knows-what goes on at all hours of the night.
Lord Quas, Madlib and Melvin Van Peebles on some fantastic, nightmarish planet, tripping hard. As hallucinatory a hip hop experience as you can possibly hope to experience without mushrooms. For some reason, the remix was featured first, and, as a result was the version featured on The Unseen album. So peep the original version – available only on this 12".
In anticipation of Large Professor’s forthcoming fifth solo LP Re:Living, Fat Beats Records presents the album’s first single, In The Scrolls. Featuring a guest verse from G-Wiz (of Bravehearts fame), “In The Scrolls” finds Large Pro in top form, nodding to Nas’ seminal classic Illmatic over a booming, self-produced beat.
The new single “The Return” taken from Blu’s latest full length Good To Be Home - featuring the non-album bonus track “Thriller” feat. Sene, Co$$, & Definite.