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Madlib- maverick, prolific, and tirelessly uninhibited. WLIB AM: King Of The Wigflip plays like the days when AM radio ruled the airwaves, transmitting a crackling, low-fi melange of endless sample fodder, vocal snippets, and sonic intuition, turning singles into stars anf lippin wigs with each twist of the dial. WLIB AM: King Of The Wigflip finds Madlib venturing away from the deconstruction of world rhythms on recent projects and returning to his Western hemisphere roots in hip hop and R&B.
"Madlib was not consciously meant to be last in the Beat Generation series," says BBE's Peter Adarkwah, but when considering the producer to which he is most often associated- the late J Dilla- it is without question the proper closure.
A1 Beat Konducta, The* – The New Resident
A2 Guilty Simpson – Blow The Horns On ´Em
A3 Georgia Anne Muldrow – The Plan Pt. 1
A4 Beat Konducta, The* – Tension
A5 Defari – Gamble On Ya Boy
A6 MED* – The Ox (805)
B1 Beat Konducta, The* – All Virtue
B2 J-Rocc* – Blinfold Test #10 (He Don´t Play)
B3 Prince Po – The Thang-Thang
B4 Madlib – Heat
B5 Beat Konducta, The* – Smoke Break
B6 Beat Konducta, The* – The Plan (Reprise)
C1 Karriem Riggins – Life
C2 Beat Konducta, The* – Parklight
C3 Frezna – Yo Yo Affair Pt. 1 & 2
C4 Professionals, The (12) – I Want It Back
C5 Beat Konducta, The* – Disco Dance
C6 Liberation (5) – What It Do
D1 Roc C* – Take That Money
D2 Frank N Dank* – Drinks Up!
D3 Stacy Epps – The Way That I Live
D4 Murs – Ratrace
D5 Guilty Simpson – Go!
D6 Beat Konducta, The* – Stop
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With over 8 years in and appearing on over 30 vinyl releases, Damu the Fudgemunk has built a modest following and a collectible catalog. With his latest release, Public Assembly (cover photo shot at the legendary Fat Beats record store in NYC), his label Redefinition Records decided to empower fans with a role in the selection process. Is this a greatest hits? Not quite, but a highlight reel of sorts influenced by carefully analyzed comments in Redef's social networking community, hence the LP title. Many consider, "The Greatest Hits Album" overdue, but for a man who considers "his best work has yet to be released", Public Assembly is the Fudgemunk's artist statement that brings things to date full circle. 10 full length instrumentals from various projects are consolidated into one album. Over half the featured tracks were either never released on vinyl (Hole Up and Streamline instrumentals) or released in limited quantities (Supply Intro). For newcomers, Public Assembly is the full course introduction into Damu the Fudgemunk's vast catalog. For those who have been on board over the years the record connects the dots in one sitting. Either way, with the growing expansions of Damu and Redefinition records, it's safe to assume this won't be last of their projects rallied by the people.
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".
Lord Quas’ first solo 12” on Stones Throw Records! Features three songs also available on Quas’s The Unseen, but get ‘em here with artwork by DJ Design. Instrumentals too.