Record Label: Madlib Invazion
Madlib Medicine Show is a music series the producer began in late 2009 as the official launch of his label Madlib Invazion.
The original idea was simple: 12 releases, one per month, alternating between original works and mixtapes spanning different genres. It took a little longer than planned to hit number 12 – so a bonus, No. 13 was added to the mix. Now that the individual CD offerings are increasingly hard to locate, the Madlib Invazion crew has decide to collect the entire series into a single release. We call this collection Medicine Show: The Brick.
All Medicine Show releases revolve around the Beat Konducta’s 4-ton stack of vinyl. Get a glimpse of that motherlode with Medicine Show: The Brick.
THE MEDICINE SHOW BRICK CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING DISCS:
1. Madlib Medicine Show No. 1: Before the Verdict - Hip-hop Album feat. Guilty Simpson. Full-length, 17-tracks, combining new material and remixes.
2. Madlib Medicine Show No. 2: Flight to Brazil - Mixtape. 80-minutes of Brazilian psyche, folk and jazz.
3. Madlib Medicine Show No. 3: Beat Konducta in Africa - Hip-hop Album. Inspired by and based on African records of the early 1970s – obscure &
independent vinyl gems from afro-beat, funk, psych-rock, garage-rock & soul movements from Africa.
4. Madlib Medicine Show No. 4: 420 Chalice All-Stars - Mixtape. All Jamaican sounds, 80 minutes. Complete with Los Angeles medicinal marijuana guide.
5. Madlib Medicine Show No. 5: History of the Loop Digga - Hip-Hop Album. Madlib’s early years, 1990-2000, from beat cassettes produced for local rap crew Crate Digga’s Palace.
6. Madlib Medicine Show No. 6: The Brain Wreck Show - Mixtape. Psych-prog-avante-freak-out-funk rock mix CD.
7. Madlib Medicine Show No. 7: High Jazz - Jazz Album. All new Madlib productions from his collective of jazz groups and musicians known as Yesterdays Universe.
8. Madlib Medicine Show No. 8: Advanced Jazz - Mixtape. A jazz music course with no grades, lecturer or tests – just a room of dusty jazz vinyl and Madlib at the turntable.
9. Madlib Medicine Show No. 9: Channel 85 Presents Nittyville - Hip-Hop Album feat. Frank Nitt. Loosely-based concept album around an obscure TV show, Nittyville, running on Channel 85. Full-length, 14 tracks.
10. Madlib Medicine Show No. 10: Black Soul - Mixtape. The Disco era, 80 mins, mixed by Madlib.
11. Madlib Medicine Show No. 11: Low Budget Hi-Fi - Hip-Hop Album. Dirty Demos produced by Madlib, with The Professionals (Madlib+Oh No), MED, Strong Arm Steady, AG, Guilty Simpson, J. Rocc, Supreme Team (Madlib+Karriem Riggins), and Jaylib.
12. Madlib Medicine Show No. 12: Raw Medicine - Hip-Hop Remixes. Part mixtape, part beat tape, featuring a host of un-suspecting collaborators that run the gamut from thugs, street poets, star emcees and underdogs. The show runs 60 minute with 30+ tracks.
13. Madlib Medicine Show: No. 13: Black Tape - Hip-Hop Remixes. The previously-unannounced encore to the Medicine Show series, and continuation of number 12. 60 minutes, 35 tracks.