Stones Throw Podcast 50: Lootpack's “Pieces of Soundpieces” mixtape, 1999

Stones Throw Podcast 50: Lootpack's “Pieces of Soundpieces” mixtape, 1999

  • August 13, 2009

Lootpack - Pieces of Soundpieces | Stones Throw Podcast #50
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It's the 10th anniversary of Lootpack's classic hip-hop album Soundpieces: Da Antidote, the record that launched Madlib, Wildchild and DJ Romes along with their crew Quasimoto, MED, Dudley Perkins, and Oh No. Our 50th podcast is a mixtape tape put together by Madlib as the album was about to drop in early 1999 - back when a mixtape really meant “tape.”

Side one is tracks from earlier Lootpack singles, side two is tracks from Soundpieces, but   throughout the mix are various other Madlib beats - some unreleased, and some that would later get worked into tracks like Madvillain's “Rainbows.”

Side A - Pieces of Sound
Ill Psyche Move
Female Request Line
Tupperware Puppets
Lost Art
Styles, Crews, Flows, Beats
Discipline 99

Side B - Pieces of Soundpieces
Verbal Experiments
Crate Diggin
Likwit Fusion
Weededed
Long Awaited
Speaker Smashin'
Whenimondamic

Soundpieces was Lootpack's only album. The following year Madlib released his debut solo record, Quasimoto's The Unseen (Stones Throw - 2000), and Wildchild went solo with Secondary Protocol in 2001, proclaiming “Lootpack ain't broke up, ya'll.” We're still waiting for the next one. Madlib's father Otis Jackson Sr., would later release an album of their 1994 to '1997-era demos, The Lost Tapes.

Lootpack Discography:
Lootpack - Psyche Move 12-inch EP and CD (1995)
Lootpack - The Anthem 12-inch (1998)
Lootpack - Whenimondamic 12-inch (1999)
Lootpack - Soundpieces: Da Antidote CD/LP (1999)
Lootpack - Soundpieces: Da Instrumentals LP (1999)
Lootpack - Weededed 12-inch (2000)
Lootpack - On Point 7-inch (2002)