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#1 1stN3rd

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Posted 14 February 2016 - 02:29 AM

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What are some of your standout Madlib produced albums? I'm not talking singles, I'm talking full-length projects.

 

I'll rattle off a couple (in no particular order):

 

A Lil light

Madvillain (obv.)

Liberation (underrated imo)

Everything Quasimoto

Champion Sound

 

Shit I feel like I'm forgetting some. Anyway that's what the thread is for. Share some of yours...

 



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Posted 14 February 2016 - 06:26 AM

Strong Arm Steady


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Posted 14 February 2016 - 08:44 AM

#1 for me would probably be The Unseen
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Posted 14 February 2016 - 11:28 AM

2 Quas albums, Miles Away, Soundpieces, Yesterday's Universe and Beat Konducta 5-6. It'll be something different next week. 



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Posted 14 February 2016 - 02:14 PM

If I had to pick one, I'd say The Unseen - it is one of my all time favorite albums by Madlib, or anyone.  When it comes to Madlib himself it's easier for me to say which albums I don't love, because I'm a fan of all these: 

 

Lootpack - Soundpieces (1999)
Quasimoto - The Unseen (2000)
Yesterdays New Quintet - Angles Without Edges (2001) 
Madlib - Shades of Blue (2003) 
Madvillain - Madvillainy (2004) 
Quasimoto - Further Adventures of Lord Quas (2005) 
Sound Directions - Funky Side of Life (2005) 
Madlib - Movie Scenes (2006) 
Madlib - Beat Konducta in India (2007) 
Madlib - A Tribute to J Dilla (2009)
MMS #1: Before the Verdict (2010)
MMS #3: Beat Konducta in Africa (2010)
Young Jazz Rebels - Slave Riot (2010) 
Strong Arm Steady - In Search of Stoney (2009)
MMS #5: History of the Loop Digga, 1990-2000 (2010)
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Pinata  (2014)
Madlib - Rock Konducta Vol. 1-2  (2014) 
 
(And no, this is not his whole discog.  I left many out.)


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Posted 14 February 2016 - 02:31 PM

better question: is there a bad one though?



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Posted 14 February 2016 - 02:58 PM

better question: is there a bad one though?

 

I mean, seriously!  WLIB FM wasn't what I expected, though.



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Posted 14 February 2016 - 03:36 PM

I guess I should have specified: I kind of meant rap albums. We all know he's got beats and jazz and weird experimental stuff for days. I was interested in putting a spotlight on Madlib in the executive producer role, inspired by what could have been with the recent Kanye album.



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Posted 14 February 2016 - 06:07 PM

Liberation (underrated imo)

 

I agree, 100% 



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Posted 14 February 2016 - 07:39 PM

Liberation (underrated imo)

 

Never felt like an album to me.  Seemed like Kweli got Madlib beats, rapped on them in a day or two, them put them out, random order. This came out as a free download, so it wouldn't surprise me if it was just like that.  

 

"Funny Money" was always a standout track though. 


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Posted 14 February 2016 - 08:30 PM

 

Never felt like an album to me.  Seemed like Kweli got Madlib beats, rapped on them in a day or two, them put them out, random order. This came out as a free download, so it wouldn't surprise me if it was just like that.  

 

"Funny Money" was always a standout track though. 

 

Aren't most, if not all, collaborations (not credited to Lootpack or Madvillain) Madlib's done just like that though?  Beat CD's basically espousing his being.  To my knowledge, Liberation was initially made available for free (pre physical releases) but then stamped with a bar code for CDs and vinyl. 

 

They've definitely met and have (had) a relationship of some kind; they hosted Rap City together many, many years ago.  



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Posted 15 February 2016 - 12:24 AM

The Unseen is my favorite Madlib album and I'd probably say my favorite album of all time (at least it is in top three with Paul's Boutique and Liquid Swords). 

 

I've never heard a bad Madlib produced album, some underrated ones I think are Strong Arm Steady's, Georgia Anne Muldrow's Seeds, and the Dudley Perkins albums. I think most folks around STMB are familiar, it's not underrated but if you talk about Madlib to most people it's Madvillain, Pinata, Jaylib, and Quas. 



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Posted 15 February 2016 - 12:32 AM

^lol..... villainy is easily my favorite.  i mean c'mon that shit is magical........ why y'all deny it's glory so hard...  falling over yourselves to say anything but madvillain.  that shit is probably in my top ten albums ever by anybody... not just madlib.  incredible work

 

 

 

 

 

 

but liberation IS underrated though


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Posted 15 February 2016 - 01:29 PM

really love what Madlib has done w/ Erykah Badu.  Wouldn't mind seeing a Badu project produced entirely by he.  



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Posted 15 February 2016 - 01:38 PM

 

I'm still trying to figure out where the fuk Madlib go these drums from ... i studied this album for countless ours.  easily one of my favorites ever



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Posted 15 February 2016 - 02:19 PM



^lol..... villainy is easily my favorite.  i mean c'mon that shit is magical........ why y'all deny it's glory so hard...  falling over yourselves to say anything but madvillain.  that shit is probably in my top ten albums ever by anybody... not just madlib.  incredible work

 

 

 

 

 

 

but liberation IS underrated though

 

Oh yeah, def don't get me wrong MV is a masterpiece, especially as a result of Madlib's production imo (Like, I feel Madlib had more of an impact on that record than DOOM for myself, but both are fantastic of course). 

 

Most people prob don't agree, but I always thought MV was "nearly" perfect, with Hardcore Hustle being a somewhat weak track in comparison to the rest of the record. Comparing this to The Unseen and there wasn't a single track that I would skip, everything is perfect to me on that one. I'd prob still say Madlib's top three produced albums imo would be Unseen>MV>Pinata. 

 

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really love what Madlib has done w/ Erykah Badu.  Wouldn't mind seeing a Badu project produced entirely by he.

really love what Madlib has done w/ Erykah Badu.  Wouldn't mind seeing a Badu project produced entirely by he.

 
This would be sweet


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Posted 15 February 2016 - 02:23 PM

well what's the list of full non-instrumental albums exclusively Madlib?

 

The Unseen

Further Adventures

Madvillainy

Madvillainy 2

In Search of Stoney Jackson

Yessir Whatever

Soundpieces

Liberation

A Lil Light

Nittyville...

Perseverance 

Perseverance the remix

OJ Simpson

Seeds

Pinata

Bad Neighbor

 

I didn't think about WLIB... But yeah I guess if we're including that then Medicine Show #11 (and maybe also 12, 13) should be included.

 

the more forgettable ones for me are probably Liberation, Seeds, Perseverance remixes, Nittyville, WLIB. Bad Neighbor needs to age more to tell. The rest are like all unequivocal classics! MS#11, even though I don't love all the rapping on it, I think holds up production wise to a lot of his best stuff.

 

But I'd have to agree- Madvillainy is tops, Unseen is very close, Piñata is surprisingly high on the list, definitely top 5



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Posted 15 February 2016 - 02:26 PM

I'm surprised by the love for Liberation, kind of a neat project I think but also never really stood out to me. 

 

lol @ that project leading to this though -- 

 



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Posted 15 February 2016 - 02:43 PM

lol, I REFUSE to listen to a full-length of Frank Nitty raps



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Posted 15 February 2016 - 03:12 PM

 

BLUNTED IN THE BASEMENT


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Posted 15 February 2016 - 10:32 PM

well what's the list of full non-instrumental albums exclusively Madlib?

 

The Unseen

Further Adventures

Madvillainy

Madvillainy 2

In Search of Stoney Jackson

Yessir Whatever

Soundpieces

Liberation

A Lil Light

Nittyville...

Perseverance 

Perseverance the remix

OJ Simpson

Seeds

Pinata

Bad Neighbor

 

I didn't think about WLIB... But yeah I guess if we're including that then Medicine Show #11 (and maybe also 12, 13) should be included.

 

the more forgettable ones for me are probably Liberation, Seeds, Perseverance remixes, Nittyville, WLIB. Bad Neighbor needs to age more to tell. The rest are like all unequivocal classics! MS#11, even though I don't love all the rapping on it, I think holds up production wise to a lot of his best stuff.

 

But I'd have to agree- Madvillainy is tops, Unseen is very close, Piñata is surprisingly high on the list, definitely top 5

Nice, this is what I was looking for. I also think Push Comes to Shove by M.E.D. qualifies, as it's made up entirely of Madlib, J Dilla (at a time when he was heavily listening to Madlib), and Oh No beats.

 

edit: And, for that matter, Jaylib.



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Posted 15 February 2016 - 11:00 PM

Nice, this is what I was looking for. I also think Push Comes to Shove by M.E.D. qualifies, as it's made up entirely of Madlib, J Dilla (at a time when he was heavily listening to Madlib), and Oh No beats.

 

edit: And, for that matter, Jaylib.

 

A significant portion of MED's Classic was Madlib as well. 



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Posted 29 March 2016 - 05:17 AM

Some of the not-so-obvious ones for me that got heavy rotation when they came out:

 

Stoney Jackson

Push Comes To Shove

Perseverance



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Posted 30 March 2016 - 02:06 AM

Seems these slipped from your memories very fast
Low budget hi fi Music
>the remixes 12 & 13 (and all the other remixjoints)
>>bad neighbour

& an oldie but goodie
Declaime - andsoitisaid

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Posted 30 March 2016 - 08:44 AM

FIRST OF ALL NEWBIE

 

low budget hi fi and the remixes were mentioned. bad neighbor too... so check yourself!

 

andsoitissaid also features production by people other than madlib, so not entirely germane to the discussion of full length madlib production


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Posted 30 March 2016 - 10:35 AM

yessir, whatever...


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Posted 31 March 2016 - 01:30 PM

soundpieces and unseen and Perseverance

 

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Posted 31 March 2016 - 03:05 PM

yessir, whatever...

 well played… I must admit


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Posted 16 April 2016 - 02:48 PM

Gonna have to go with "The Unseen". Dude went left with it. Still relevant TODAY as far as diggin' is concerned. 


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Posted 18 April 2016 - 09:29 AM

Gonna have to go with "The Unseen". Dude went left with it. Still relevant TODAY as far as diggin' is concerned. 

Still don't understand how he made that on an SP-202.






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