The 11th edition of Madlib’s Medicine Show series boasts an initially daunting 28 tracks, but at just over an hour long; the album is an almost perfect creative blend of beats & rhymes, jazz laced instrumentals and comedic interludes. Don’t be surprised if you’re compelled to run it back in its entirety. The whole thing [cont.]
Peanut Butter Wolf opens the doors of the Stones Throw label. Meeting with James Reitano, Dave Cooley, Om’Mas Keith from Sa-Ra, Frosty from Dublab. Also featuring Peanut Butter Wolf, Dam Funk and Mayer Hawthorne. By Sébastien Bauer & Lucas Blaya.
Stones Throw has done it again, with two mouth watering sets for the official, long-awaited reissue of MF Doom’s seminal debut, Operation: Doomsday. From StonesThrow.Com: The history of MF DOOM’s debut album OPERATION: DOOMSDAY is a spotty one – it’s been released in at least two different versions on different labels, out of print, bootlegged, [cont.]
Right now, Dam Funk is part Dr. Dre, part Madlib and part George Clinton. However this was an evolution, as the early demo tapes that comprise Adolescent Funk show he started more as a disciple of Prince, Michael Jackson and Egyptian Lover. “Fonky Island Life” kicks off the collection which starts with odd samples of [cont.]
Directed by Ross Harris for Stones Throw. Free download, too.
Here’s a taste of what to expect from Madlib’s Medicine Show #10, which is available now via Stones Throw.
You might be familiar with Aloe Blacc from his hit single, “I Need A Dollar”, heard at the beginning of each episode of HBO’s How To Make It In America. But Aloe’s been around for years, first debuting in the late 90′s as one-half of Emanon, a group formed with west-coast producer extraordinaire, Exile. But [cont.]
Yes, that is a painting of two humanoid rabbits fucking. Madlib Medcine Show #6, The Brain Wreck Show, in stores June 22nd. Meanwhile, Stones Throw provides a bonus track MP3 from Medicine Show #5, which was only on the vinyl, below. LISTEN: Madlib – “Medicine Dub” / “Almost On Point” / “Rappin’ With Quas” Madlib [cont.]
Madlib has come to be known as the ultimate jack-of-all trades. As one of hip-hop’s most prolific and critically acclaimed producers, he’s worked with a multitude of artists and has a style best described as abstract. He’s taken on many personas, ranging from the high-pitched Quasimoto to the virtual Jazz band Yesterday’s New Quintet. Spawned [cont.]
Kinetic Rappcats from Eric Cunha on Vimeo. NYC School of Visual Arts student Eric Cunha delivers this Stones Throw approved homemade video for Quasimoto’s “Rappcats”. This is required viewing for the day – after the day’s bad news, this will at least put a smile on your face.
MED does his thing over Madlib & Strong Arm Steady’s “Get Started” instrumental. New album and podcast coming from the man shortly. MED + Aloe Blacc – “Hold U” (MP3)
Video for Aloe Blacc’s single “I Need A Dollar” from the forthcoming album Good Things on Stones Throw, and also doubles as the theme song for HBO’s How To Make It In America. Let it be known that we are huge fans of Sir Blacc. Directed by Kahlil Joseph, Photography by Matthew J.Lloyd, and video [cont.]
In a surprise move, Stones Throw announced the official release dates for Guilty Simpson & Madlib’s collaborative LP, OJ Simpson today. Meaning, today, as in, right now. Yes, the new MP3 album is available exclusively at Stones Throw’s digital store as we type this, with the official CD release dropping May 18th. As an added [cont.]
Stones Throw keeps upping the ante with their limited edition goodies. The latest is a ridiculously dope special edition J. Dilla Serato set, which includes two discs – 2 sides with Serato Control Tone for Scratch Live deejays, b/w 6 previously unreleased Dilla tracks selected from the vault by J. Rocc, as well as 2 [cont.]
Stones Throw serves up two freebies from Madlib’s Medicine Show No. 3: Beat Konducta in Africa dropping March 23 as the third installment of the producer’s one-release-a-month music series for 2010. Beat Konducta in Africa will be released as CD, 2/LP, limited 3/LP deluxe, and digitally. Order online @ Stones Throw. – Madlib – “The [cont.]
MADLIB MEDICINE SHOW RELEASE PARTY LIVE LP COVER PRINTING LOS ANGELES, JAN. 20 (WED) Each copy of Madlib Medicine Show No. 1 will be hand-silk screened by Hit+Run. At the release party in L.A. on January 20, we’ll be doing a bunch of them live. Even if you don’t have a record player, come down [cont.]
The Stones Throw street team probably had a ball with these, sticking them on people’s cars in parking lots of Peanut Butter Wolf performances. In promotion for the late, great J. Dilla’s Ruff Draft deluxe reissue, the “parking ticket”, was actually a postcard that entered fans into a contest to win Stones Throw schwag. In [cont.]
Stones Throw head Peanut Butter Wolf will continue to nurture his numerology obsession with the upcoming “999″ event, starting around September 9th, 2009. The event will see Wolf spinning 9 nights in a row, in 9 different California area codes, playing all 90′s music, from 9 different genres, ’til the meter reads “999″, as Canibus [cont.]
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