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Madlib, aka Beat Konducta (born Madlib the Bad Kid 1922-1993) was an American comedian best known for his starring role on the television sitcom Quasimoto and Son. He was 3/4 African-American and 1/4 Blazed. Beat Konducta was born in Oakland and raised in Oxnard. During World...

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Quasimoto's The Unseen at 20

On vinyl: Quasimoto - The Unseen The Unseen was released June 13, 2000 and turned into one of the new decade's first sleeper hits, ranking... Read More

Quasimoto "Talkin Shit" 45

“Talkin Shit" 45 now in silver & gold. Update: Our copies are sold out. Ask for this at indie record stores. On the crime-infested east... Read More

Jaylib – Champion Sound Remixes – on vinyl

In the store | JAYLIB - CHAMPION SOUND REMIXES Back in 2007, Madlib remixed every J Dilla vocal tracks on their collaboration album, Champion Sound.... Read More

Madlib interview at RBMA

Madlib interviewed by Chairman Mao, May 2016, at Red Bull Music Academy in NYC. “Since the early ‘90s, the reclusive Madlib has been producing music... Read More

Kanye West – “No More Parties in L.A.” feat. Kendrick Lamar, prod. by Madlib

Kanye West dropped a track today, then deleted it, then brought it back, deleted it again ... we've lost track ... Anyway, it's produced by... Read More

Madlib Mind Fusion African Earwax

It's been a few years since Madlib's last Mind Fusion mixtape. Here's the latest, Mind Fusion: African Earwax. Read More

The Phases of Madlib's Yesterdays New Quintet

In the summer of 2000, Madlib's name was beginning to be known to hip-hop fans as the creator and producer of Lootpack and Quasimoto, whose... Read More

Madlib - The Beats

In the store | MADLIB - THE BEATS two girls sleeve In the store | MADLIB - THE BEATS skull & smoke sleeve The Beats... Read More

Madlib: Juxtapoz, Bonafide and a bunch of beats on vinyl.

Madlib is featured on the covers of two of our favorite magazines this month, Juxtapoz in the US, and Bonafide from the UK. Juxtapoz is... Read More

Madlib Beat Tape

Madlib Beat Tape will be on sale next Saturday, May 24 at the Stones Throw Pop-Up shop in Los Angeles. The tape contains "The Beats"... Read More

Madlib - Cue 6 - from Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton Soundtrack

In the store | OUR VINYL WEIGHS A TON DVD & CD Soundtrack In the store | OUR VINYL WEIGHS A TON Blu-Ray & CD... Read More

MED, BLU, MADLIB, MAYER HAWTHORNE: The Buzz EP

In the store | THE BUZZ EP November 26 release. Now shipping. MED & Blu announced their new collab over Madlib beats with The Burgundy... Read More

Quasimoto - Catchin' the Vibe - Video

Quasimoto's "Catchin' the Vibe" was released on the album Yessir Whatever produced by Madlib. We set out to film the video for "Catchin' the Vibe"... Read More

Quasimoto - Yessir Whatever

In the store | Quasimoto - Yessir Whatever Produced by Madlib. 12 tracks recorded over a roughly 12-year period. LP with bonus 7-inch single, peel-off... Read More

Madlib Medicine Show: The Aftermath

After wrapping up a series of shows in Europe & Australia, Madlib has released a short video made by Eric Coleman titled Madlib Medicine Show:... Read More

Bishop Lamont + Madlib

Bishop Lamont "Lunch Time" produced by Madlib.  This one's off Bishop's upcoming mixtape joint The Layover on Diocese Records. Some people who have been following... Read More

DOOM + MADLIB + LONDON

Madlib has just announced new tour dates for Europe with Freddie Gibbs and J Rocc, including October 12, 2012 in London, where Madlib and MF... Read More

B+ gallery from the Stones Throw photo show

Below are by the photographer B+, prints from the Stones Throw photo show that happened in late April. B's prints will not be available here... Read More

Madlib by Parra: The Shirt.

IN THE STORE: MADLIB BY PARRA T-SHIRT Black & White MADLIB BY PARRA T-SHIRT Blue on White MADLIB BY PARRA T-SHIRT White on Blue This... Read More

Free Medicine: London. Pick up a complete set of the Madlib Medicine Show.

London, April 18, 3:50 PM, BST – There's a Madlib Medicine Show "Brick" at 1 Inverness St market, Camden. It's in a crate. Free for... Read More

Madvillainy 2: The Madlib Remix 2/LP with comic, download card

IN THE STORE MADVILLAINY 2: THE MADLIB REMIX Double LP with printed cover, MP3 download card, 12-page mini-comic. Madvillainy 2: The Madlib Remix was originally... Read More

Free Medicine: Los Angeles - pick up a Madlib Medicine Show "Brick"

March 29, 1:22 PM, PST - There's a Madlib Medicine Show "Brick" sitting in this alley behind N. Figueroa and Ave 56 in Highland Park,... Read More

Lootpack - Soundpieces: Da Antidote - 3/LP and 45 reissue

IN THE STORE LOOTPACK - SOUNDPIECES: DA ANTIDOTE Reissue of the full-length wide-spine, 3/LP vinyl edition, plus the bonus "Bone Marrow" 7-inch single.   Originally released... Read More

Juxtapoz Mag on Madlib's Unreleased

Going back to the days when Stones Throw was run out of a house with Madlib's rented set of vibes in the living room, one... Read More

Madlib Medicine Show #13: Black Tape

IN THE STORE: MADLIB MEDICINE SHOW #13: BLACK TAPE Pre-order. Expected ship date is March 1st, 2012 Months ago when we dropped a hint that... Read More

Last copies: Madlib Medicine Show #12/13 Vinyl

IN THE STORE: MADLIB MEDICINE SHOW #12/13: "FILTHY ASS REMIXES" Madlib returned from sold out shows in Brooklyn & Toronto with the last copies of... Read More

Who Shot Ya? Madlib, Freddie Gibbs and J Rocc in Brooklyn

Brook Bobbins shot 'em: Madlib, Freddie Gibbs & J. Rocc at the Madlib Medicine Show, live in Brooklyn NY, January 18. A bunch more over... Read More

Free Medicine: Toronto! Pick up a box of Madlib Medicine Show

Toronto, Canada, Jan. 17, 2012, 2:02 PM EST, Free medicine: There's a complete set of Madlib Medicine Show (#1-12) sitting at the feet of this... Read More

Free Medicine: Brooklyn. Pick up a box of Madlib Medicine Show.

Brooklyn, 1/16/12, 1:30 PM EST – Free medicine: There's a complete set of Madlib Medicine Show (#1-13) in the Metro box on 5th Ave &... Read More

Madlib Medicine Show Live: Brooklyn and Toronto

Following full-capacity shows in San Francisco & Los Angeles, Madlib is bringing the Medicine Show to the east coast for dates in Brooklyn & Toronto. ... Read More

Free Medicine: Los Angeles. Pick up a box of Madlib Medicine Show.

Los Angeles, 12/6/11, 12:32 PM PST - Free medicine: There's a complete set of Madlib Medicine Show (#1-12) sitting in this busted-ass newspaper box on... Read More

Black Star "Fix Up" produced by Madlib

Mos Def aka Yasiin Bey and Talib Kweli have released the Madlib-produced track "Fix Up" at digital retailers.  The song was debuted a couple months... Read More

Free Medicine: San Francisco, Pt. 2. Pick up a box of Madlib Medicine Show.

San Francisco, 11/18/11, 3:00 PM PST - Free medicine: There's a box containing the complete series of Madlib Medicine Show (#1-12) sitting under a tree... Read More

Madlib Medicine Show #12/13: Filthy Ass Remixes

IN THE STORE: MADLIB MEDICINE SHOW #12/13: "FILTHY ASS REMIXES" Pre-order for limited edition vinyl. Expected ship date: December 12. Created specially for this fall's... Read More

Free Medicine: Denver. Pick up a box of Madlib Medicine Show.

Denver CO, 11/1/11, 4:40PM MDT - Free medicine: There's a box containing the complete series of Madlib Medicine Show (#1-12) sitting beside the pharmacy at... Read More

Free Medicine: San Francisco. Pick up a box of Madlib Medicine Show.

San Francisco, 10/28/11, 3:40 PM PST - Free medicine: There's a box containing the complete series of Madlib Medicine Show (#1-12) sitting near the corner... Read More

"Madlib is a legend" - Erykah Badu

Good words from Badu for Madlib and Karriem Riggins in this video from the Red Bull Music Academy in Madrid. This is a teaser clip... Read More

Madlib Medicine Show on tour: Denver, San Francisco, L.A.

Los Angeles, 10/19/11, 5:00 PM PST – Free medicine: There's a box containing the complete series of Madlib Medicine Show (#1-12) sitting at 2500 W.... Read More

Blackstar x Madlib "Fix Up"

Kweli and the artist formerly known as Mos Def debuted a new Madlib production called "Fix Up" on Cobert Report.  DJ: J Rocc. Read More

Madlib Remixes Inspectah Deck, Raekwon, AZ

Here are a couple more track's from Madlib Medicine Show #12: Raw Medicine.  Inspectah Deck & Raekwon verses are from two different original tracks -... Read More

Madlib: All 12

IN THE STORE: MADLIB MEDICINE SHOW #12: RAW MEDICINE (MADLIB REMIXES) Now shipping. We waited a long time to see all of these together -... Read More

Madlib Medicine Show #9: Nittyville (Standard 2/LP Edition)

IN THE STORE MADLIB MEDICINE SHOW #9: CHANNEL 85 PRESENTS NITTYVILLE We now have the standard 2/LP edition of Madlib Medicine Show #9: Channel 85... Read More

Quasimoto - Low Class Conspiracy (Video)

STONES THROW VIDEO CONTEST HONORABLE MENTIONS / #15-11 / #10-6 / #5 / #4 / #3 / #2 / #1 #4. QUASIMOTO "LOW CLASS CONSPIRACY"... Read More

Madlib Medicine Show #12: Raw Medicine - Madlib Remixes

IN THE STORE: MADLIB MEDICINE SHOW #12: RAW MEDICINE (MADLIB REMIXES) September 27th release. Early shipping via Stones Throw. Announcing live Medicine Show dates in... Read More

Madlib: Nittyville Extras

IN THE STORE MADLIB - NITTYVILLE EXTRAS Bonus Disc from Madlib Medicine Show #9 available in digital album format. Running just about a week late,... Read More

The Sleeves: 3LP edition of Madlib Medicine Show #9

Here's some of the sleeves printed last week for the 3-LP edition of Madlib Medicine Show #9: Channel 85 Presents Nittyville.   The cover of... Read More

Advance digital release: Madlib Medicine Show #9

IN THE STORE MADLIB MEDICINE SHOW #9: CHANNEL 85 PRESENTS NITTYVILLE Digital & CD available now. Pre-order for limited edition 3/LP vinyl – May 31... Read More

BACK ON VINYL: Madlib Medicine Show #1

IN THE STORE: MADLIB MEDICINE SHOW #1: BEFORE THE VERDICT 2LP Vinyl edition of Medicine Show #1 featuring Guilty Simpson, back in print with standard... Read More

Madlib Medicine Show #9: Channel 85 Presents Nittyville

IN THE STORE MADLIB MEDICINE SHOW #9: CHANNEL 85 PRESENTS NITTYVILLE We're now announcing the release of Madlib Medicine Show #9: Channel 85 presents Nittyville,... Read More

Squirt Guns and Airplanes: Stones Throw x Brainfeeder x Badu

Part 2: More photos from the Brainfeeder Stones Throw party at Coachella. Aside from bass, the running theme of the day was squirt guns &... Read More

The Polaroids: Stones Throw x Brainfeeder x Badu

Brainfeeder & Stones Throw teamed up yesterday out at Palm Springs for an afternoon party near the massive Coachella Festival. Everything went down at a... Read More

Free 45 Mix: Madlib's Trash is Another Man's Treasure

The story, via LA Weekly, goes that someone comes across Madlib throwing out a box of 45s.  The guy says, you don't want these? Madlib... Read More

Kazi and Madlib - Blackmarket (1996)

Kazi unearthed an album he did with Madlib back in 1996 called BLACKMARKET. We'll be sending out a track in our next newsletter - sign... Read More

Mos + Madlib "World Premiere"

Mos Def performing new material produced by Madlib on Fuel TV's The Daily Habit. Also see: Mos Def does Madvillain "Accordion" live video www.myspace.com/mosdef www.stonesthrow.com/madlib Read More

2LP editions of Madlib Medicine Show #11: Low Budget High Fi

IN THE STORE: MADLIB MEDICINE SHOW #11: LOW BUDGET HIGH FI MUSIC If you missed out on the deluxe vinyl edition of MMS #11, we... Read More

Hennessy-infused: photos from Madlib Medicine Show #11 LP cover printing

Here's some photos from the printing session for the 3/LP edition of the record of Madlib Medicine Show #11: Low Budget High Fi Music. The... Read More

Madlib: Smoked Out (Medicine Show T-Shirt)

IN THE STORE: MADLIB - SMOKED OUT (BLACK) MADLIB - SMOKED OUT (RED) The first shirt done for the Madlib Medicine Show series is the... Read More

Madlib's ancient sea scrolls: original Medicine Show #11 track list

Rosetta Stoned: After 10+ years of getting these diary of a madman-looking artifacts slipped under our door around the time Madlib turns in his master... Read More

MP3: Supreme Team (Madlib and Karriem Riggins) - Interview #4080

From the album Madlib Medicine Show #11: Low Budget High Fi Music this is Karriem Riggins + Madlib's Supreme Team with the track "Interview #4080"... Read More

Madlib Medicine Show #11: Low Budget High Fi Music

IN THE STORE: MADLIB MEDICINE SHOW #11: LOW BUDGET HIGH FI MUSIC 28-track hip-hop album - out now. After a brief pause in the Medicine... Read More

Unearthed: Hella International 3x12-inch Box Set

IN THE STORE: HELLA INTERNATIONAL (3 x 12-INCH BOX SET) Update: we are sold out! Remaining supply of the 2008 limited edition release featuring exclusive... Read More

A guide to Madlib's Yesterdays New Quintet and Yesterdays Universe

Approaching the 10th anniversary of Madlib's Yesterdays New Quintet, we're taking a look back at the group's records and their many associated offspring which have... Read More

Madlib Medicine Show #10 is in the house

IN THE STORE: MADLIB MEDICINE SHOW #10: BLACK SOUL Now shipping: 10th edition of Madlib Medicine Show, an 80-minute disco mixtape by Madlib. 12-page booklet... Read More

Madlib Medicine Show #10: Black Soul

IN THE STORE: MADLIB MEDICINE SHOW #10: BLACK SOUL 10th edition of Madlib Medicine Show, an 80-minute disco mixtape by Madlib. Titling an album Black... Read More

Madlib, J Rocc, Egon: Madrid, October 14 and Paris, October 16

DJ sets from Madlib, J Rocc, Egon: Madrid, Spain, Thrs 14th Oct. at joy Eslava Paris, France, Sat 16th Oct. at Nouveau Casino Read More

Madlib, Embryo, J Rocc in Berlin: Oct. 13

Following his landmark jam-sessions with Embryo founder Christian Burchard (vibes/drums), Burchard's daughter Marja, Embryo/Dissidenten members Uve Mullrich (bass) and Roman Bunka (guitar), Mullrichs’s daughter, the... Read More

Photos: Madlib, J Rocc and rare melons in Tokyo and Osaka

Tokyo & Osaka following the opening of Stones Throw's pop-up shop at United Arrows in Harajuku. Sold out shows ... Egon at J-Wave ... $250... Read More

Intelligentsia unveils Madlib's Espresso blend

IN THE STORE: MADLIB ESPRESSO BLEND Now roasted & shipping weekly Knowing it takes many different forms of medicine to fuel a 12-month Madlib Medicine... Read More

Now Shipping: Madlib Medicine Show #8 Advanced Jazz

IN THE STORE MADLIB MEDICINE SHOW #8: ADVANCED JAZZ From the title card: “Imagine an 80-minute music history course talking place in a dusty, hazy... Read More

Madlib's High Jazz Encore

IN THE STORE MADLIB MEDICINE SHOW: HIGH JAZZ ENCORE Stones Throw Exclusive – This is the digital release for the bonus disc from the sold-out... Read More

Madlib, J Rocc, Stones Throw in Japan: 8/26-9/13

Tokyo's United Arrows & Sons will host a Stones Throw pop up shop, Thursday 8/26 - Monday 9/13. Stussy is presenting two live events with... Read More

Madlib Medicine Show #8: Advanced Jazz

IN THE STORE MADLIB MEDICINE SHOW #8: ADVANCED JAZZ Now shipping Madlib has always called himself a DJ first, producer second, with jazz music as... Read More

Madlib's High Jazz - Madlib Medicine Show #7

IN THE STORE MADLIB MEDICINE SHOW #7: HIGH JAZZ Madlib Medicine Show #7: High Jazz is officially released today. Our limited edition 3/LP vinyl have... Read More

Madlib Medicine Show #7: High Jazz

IN THE STORE MADLIB MEDICINE SHOW #7: HIGH JAZZ Pre-order for 3LP and CD.  Expected release date: July 27. Update: 3LP now sold out. Madlib... Read More

The Madlib Mystique - LA Weekly Interview, Cover Story

The Madlib Mystique – An exclusive interview with underground hip-hop's most elusive producer, written by Jeff Weiss, and published in LA Weekly, June 24, 2010.... Read More

Now Shipping: Madlib Medicine Show #6: Brain Wreck Show

IN THE STORE MADLIB MEDICINE SHOW #6: THE BRAIN WRECK SHOW CD release with 12p. booklet of doomsday paranoia. Now Shipping – Madlib Medicine Show... Read More

Madlib and J. Rocc in Copenhagen with Embryo

Madlib & J. Rocc at the Red Bull Music Academy in Copenhagen, and meeting with Embryo - Christian Burchard, Roman Bunka, Uve Mullrich. Photos below... Read More

Madlib Medicine Show #5 - Vinyl with Bonus Disc Now Shipping

IN THE STORE MADLIB MEDICINE SHOW #5: HISTORY OF THE LOOP DIGGA, 1990-2000 3LP MADLIB MEDICINE SHOW #5: BONUS TRACKS Digital Release The 3-LP copies... Read More

Madvillain - Papermill | MP3 Download

DOWNLOAD IT: MADVILLAIN - PAPERMILL MC: DOOM BEAT: MADLIB THE NEW TRACK “PAPERMILL” WAS LAUNCHED VIA ADULTSWIM.COM/SINGLES (LINK). “PAPERMILL” IS THE FIRST RELEASE FROM THE... Read More

Guilty Simpson + Madlib = OJ Simpson

IN THE STORE GUILTY SIMPSON - OJ SIMPSON Album produced by Madlib Guilty Simpson + Madlib = OJ Simpson.  Out now.  CD & LP ship... Read More

Madlib Medicine Show #5 and "The Revenge of Rapper X" comic book

IN THE STORE MADLIB MEDICINE SHOW #5: THE HISTORY OF THE LOOP DIGGA, 1990-2000 CD now shipping; Digital with PDF comic; LP coming May 25... Read More

History of the Loop Digga: Madlib's Crate Diggas Palace (Photos)

For bedroom beat-makers and home-studio engineers today, music software, digital boards and CD burners are second nature. But in the not-so-distant past, recording music was... Read More

It says M-A-D-L-I-B

IN THE STORE MADLIB X PARRA TEE (BLUE ON WHITE) MADLIB X PARRA TEE (WHITE ON BLUE) In Men's & Women's It says MADLIB. Parra... Read More

Madlib Medicine Show No. 5: The History of the Loop Digga

IN THE STORE MADLIB MEDICINE SHOW #5: THE HISTORY OF THE LOOP DIGGA, 1990-2000 Pre-order for CD and 3LP. Release date: May 25. CD 34... Read More

Madlib on Friday Night Flavas 2005 (MP3)

DOWNLOAD (MP3): Madlib on Friday Night Flavas 2005 In early 2005, nearing the release of Quasimoto's Further Adventures of Lord Quas, Madlib stopped into L.A.'s... Read More

Madlib Medicine Show No. 4: 420 Chalice All Stars

IN THE STORE MADLIB MEDICINE SHOW NO. 4: 420 CHALICE ALL-STARS  Madlib Medicine Show No. 4: 420 Chalice All-Stars, aka Son of Super Ape, is... Read More

Stones Throw's SXSW Guide

On Mar. 17, 8PM-1AM, Converse is presenting our event 45 Live, with Madlib, Wolf, J.Rocc, Dam-Funk, 14KT and Amir playing all 45s. We've teamed up... Read More

Madlib's Young Jazz Rebels - Slave Riot

IN THE STORE Young Jazz Rebels - Slave Riot CD: Thick cardboard, tip-on, gatefold, and inner sleeve. LP: 2/LP, duo-tone sleeve. Worldwide release: April 6,... Read More

The Last Electro-Acoustic Space Jazz and Percussion Ensemble - Miles Away

IN THE STORE The Last Electro Acoustic Space Jazz & Percussion Ensemble - Miles Away CD: Thick cardboard, tip-on, gatefold, and inner sleeve LP: Gatefold,... Read More

Madlib Medicine Show No. 2: Flight To Brazil

IN THE STORE Madlib Medicine Show No. 2: Flight to Brazil Available now at stonesthrow.com Worldwide release: 2/23/10 Second of a one-a-month, twelve-CD series from... Read More

Madlib Medicine Show No. 1 vinyl now available

IN THE STORE MADLIB MEDICINE SHOW NO. 1: BEFORE THE VERDICT 2LP with 1-of-a-kind silk screened cover (numbered) This past week we had a release... Read More

Video: H+R screens Madlib Medicine Show No. 1 sleeves

TONIGHT IN LOS ANGELES we will debut the 2/LP vinyl for Madlib Medicine Show No. 1: Before the Verdict at Los Angeles's Good Hurt Bar... Read More

Guilty Simpson “Before the Verdict” track leak and acappella

Guilty Simpson and Madlib are working on the album OJ Simpson which is set for April release, and Madlib has just released Madlib Medicine Show... Read More

Madlib Medicine Show release party and live screening, Los Angeles, Jan. 20

We will debut the 2/LP vinyl for Madlib Medicine Show No. 1: Before the Verdict at Los Angeles's Good Hurt Bar (Map) on January 20th.... Read More

Strong Arm Steady - Jordache Look

Another track produced by Madlib. Strong Arm Steady - Jordache Look (MP3) Strong Arm Steady & Madlib's In Search of Stoney Jackson drops worldwide Jan.... Read More

Madlib Medicine Show No. 1: Vinyl and Digital details

IN THE STORE Madlib Medicine Show No. 1: Before The Verdict Advance CD & Digital Release Madlib Medicine Show No. 1 will be released on... Read More

Strong Arm Steady - In Search of Stoney Jackson

IN THE STORE Strong Arm Steady - In Search of Stoney Jackson Street Date: January 26, 2010 Advance digital release on stonesthrow.com In Search of... Read More

Fall Suite

IN THE STORE Fall Suite CD/MP3. Running time: 38:43 Fall Suite is the second in Madlib and his Last Electro-Acoustic Space Jazz & Percussion Ensemble's... Read More

Strong Arm Steady and Madlib collab In Search of Stoney Jackson

The Madlib/Strong Arm Steady collaboration album In Search of Stoney Jackson came together in a flurry of creative energy over recent months. Prompted by Madlib’s... Read More

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

Lootpack - Pieces of Soundpieces | Stones Throw Podcast #50 Subscribe & Download MP3 on iTunes (Free) It's the 10th anniversary of Lootpack's classic hip-hop... Read More

Summer Suite

IN THE STORESummer Suite CD/MP3Summer Suite is a 40-minute jazz fusion piece produced and arranged by Madlib, under the name The Last Electro-Acoustic Space Jazz... Read More

Stones Throw Podcast 47: Madlib Live in Gilles Peterson

STONES THROW PODCAST ARCHIVE STONES THROW PODCAST 47: MADLIB ON GILLES PETERSON WORLDWIDE All of Stones Throw's podcasts are released as free downloads for an... Read More

Mos Def, Madlib, Oh No, J Dilla and Georgia Anne Muldrow

Several Stones Throw artists and Stones Throw instrumentals are included on Mos Def's new album The Estatic, which will be released June 9. Supermagic -... Read More

Marseille: Madlib Egon

Egon is on tour in Europe with Madlib & J.Rocc and will be updating us through the end of May. J.Rocc was not able to... Read More

Paris: Madlib J.Rocc Egon and Wildchild

Egon is on tour in Europe with Madlib & J.Rocc and will be updating us through the end of the month. Paris photos by Egon... Read More

Madlib on Radio Nova MP3

Madlib stopped in to Radio Nova in Paris this week for a 30 minute set before his live show that night. This live set and... Read More

Athens: Madlib J.Rocc Egon

Egon is on tour in Europe with Madlib & J.Rocc and will be updating us through the end of the month. 8: Athens From five... Read More

Zurich and Basel: Madlib J.Rocc Egon

Egon is on tour in Europe with Madlib & J.Rocc and will be updating us through the end of the month. 6: Zurich Before departing... Read More

London: Madlib J.Rocc Egon

Egon is on tour in Europe with Madlib & J.Rocc and will be updating us through the end of the month. 5: London Off days... Read More

Madlib, J. Rocc and Benji B at Deviation in London

Report from: Deviationmusic.net. Photos: Fatsarazzi Read More

Belgium: Madlib J.Rocc Egon and Skeletor

Egon is on tour in Europe with Madlib & J.Rocc and will be updating us through the end of the month. 3: Antwerp, Beligum Four... Read More

Milan: Madlib J.Rocc Egon

Egon is on tour in Europe with Madlib & J.Rocc and will be updating us through the end of the month. 2: Milan I should... Read More

Rome: Madlib J.Rocc Egon

Egon is on tour in Europe with Madlib & J.Rocc and will be updating us through the end of the month. 1: Rome After three... Read More

Madlib and J. Rocc Europe Tour May 2009

Madlib & J.Rocc are touring Europe in May 2009. May 13 - London: Deviation @ Fabric Tickets May 14 - Rome: Circolo degli Artisti Tickets... Read More

Black Quas

Limited edition of 1. This one's going to Madlib. Read More

Verocai (& Madlib (& DOOM))

Legendary Brazilian composer Arthur Verocai conducted a 36-piece orchestra in Los Angeles for the third installment of Mochilla & VTech's Timeless Series on Sunday, March... Read More

Jaylib Live 2004

J ROCC WRITES: This is the first show we ever did. It was a party for the release of the Madvillain LP. We didn't practice... Read More

Kidrobot's Quasimoto

Kid Robot and Quasimoto have teamed up for the Quasimoto figure, which will be released February 19, 2009. The Quasimoto figure is 8-inches tall, available... Read More

Madlib’s Beat Konducta: Dirty Beats and Dirty Covers

If anyone is wondering why it looks like there is black mold growing on their copy of Beat Konducta Vol. 6, here is the reason:... Read More

Madlib x Stones Throw x Brent Rollins

You up on Madlib's aliases? Madlib: (see also) Madvillain: Young Jazz Rebels: Loop Digga: Quasimoto: Supreme Team: Yesterdays New Quintet: Yesterdays Universe: The Last Electro... Read More

Madlib, J. Rocc and Egon: Japan Tour Photos, Day One

Stones Throw has always been heavy on DJs and producers, so we like that kind of touring where you’ve got only two shows to do,... Read More

Stones Throw Posters, Prints, Artwork

Stones Throw has always been about more than music. It's been creativity of many kinds: DJing, beat making, photos, artwork, and 3-foot-high anteater-looking vandals, among... Read More

ST @ CMJ 08 Photos

NYC, October 08. B+W pics by Mel at villageslum.com. Thanks: VTech, the DJs: Madlib, Wolf, Edan, Dam-Funk, Egon, Mayer Hawthorne, James Pants, Arabian Prince, and... Read More

DJ Dusk's Rootdown Soundclash now on DVD

Early in 2001 the Los Angeles club Root Down put on their first of a three part series called “Sound Clash,” organized & hosted by... Read More

Stones Throw at CMJ 08

Stones Throw CMJ 08, presented by VTech. DJs: Madlib, PB Wolf, Edan the DJ, Dam-Funk, Egon, James Pants, Arabian Prince, Mayer Hawthorne & hosted by... Read More

Stones Throw's Move: Chicago and Toronto

Move! is Stones Throw's bi-monthly event in Chicago & Toronto. DJing this October 17 & 18: Madlib, J.Rocc, Karriem Riggins. Check the photos from 2007's... Read More

Madvillainy 2: The Box

SOLD OUT. The box was manufactured in 2008. It contained: CD: Madvillainy “2” The Madlib Remix. 25 tracks. Read more below. 7-INCH: “One Beer (Drunk Version)”... Read More

Madlib, J.Rocc, B+, Coleman in Europe, 2008

Photos by Dolan (www) in Dublin & Limerick and Mauro Puccini (www) in Rome. Read More

Hella International

Hella International is Stones Throw's party at Miami's Winter Music Conference. The event was held in 2007, when we brought along a 3x12-inch box set,... Read More

Madlib's Medicine Show: Madlib, Karriem Riggins, J.Rocc in Europe

Dec. 8, 2007 - Madlib, Karriem Riggins, and J.Rocc arrive in UK to perform at All Tomorrow's Parties at the request of Portishead. They will... Read More

Illest Villain

When the virtuosic MC, MF DOOM teamed up with equally talented LA producer Madlib to work on a Stones Throw LP back in 2004, it... Read More

Newsweek: The Hip-Hop Army that is Madlib

Madlib's fondness for aliases obscures the fact that he's one of hip-hop's pre-eminent creative forces. Can one guy be doing all that? By Joshua Alston,... Read More

Yesterdays Universe and Hip-Hop Culture

I swear to the sweet baby Jesus, if I see one more HipHopDX reader posting the words “What does this have to do with hip-hop?!”... Read More

The Quiet Man

I shouldn’t have been that surprised when a Stones Throw Records exec informed me that producer/rapper/musician/postmillennial renaissance man Madlib, the label’s most prized possession, wouldn’t... Read More

Yesterdays Universe

Bad news first: Madlib has officially broken up with himself, which subsequently disbands the 12 other bands that makeup Yesterdays Universe, due to those bands... Read More

Stones Throw Podcast 21: Madlib Remixes 1997-2007

J.Rocc put this one together, collecting ten years of Madlib's remixes. Many of these were released by the artists on singles, others were made for... Read More

Divided Soul

If there is a lesson to be gleaned from Garth Brooks' blink-length stint as the angst-riddled, soul-patched rocker Chris Gaines, it is that alter egos... Read More

Chrome Children Tour Photos: Japan, 2006

Chrome Children Tour in Japan, 2006: Madlib, Wolf, MED, Egon, Jeff Jank, and one cheap camera on the first part of the Chrome Children Tour.... Read More

Beat Konducta Vol. 1-2

In Madlib's latest transmission, 35 bite-sized soul samples, space-jazz loops, and leftfield speech edits ride atop an endless rhythmic flow. Part beats CD and part... Read More

Most Known Unknown

He's got more personalities than Cassidy and UTFO. True underground heads know that your boy Madlib is an odd bird. He's also one of hip-hop'ssss... Read More

Behind the Beat: Hip-Hop Home Studios book with J Dilla and Madlib

BEHIND THE BEAT: HIP HOP HOME STUDIOS by Rafael Rashid Ginko Press 160 Pages, 320 Color photos. Publication: December 1, 2005 Behind the Beat is... Read More

The Funky Side of Life

LA's premier beat conductor takes another dive deep in the jazz crates.The Funky Side of Life: 4.5/5 It's been another banner year for production powerhouse... Read More

Madlib and Melvin Van Peebles - Brer Soul meets Lord Quas

Melvin Van Peebles - filmmaker, author, playwright, and ... believe it or not, newest Stones Throw recording artist. Last night in Los Angeles, Melvin Van... Read More

Madlib in Pound

If I were Madlib, I'd complete this cover story in less than 20 minutes. I'd quick-mix a few ill metaphors with some clever descriptors, not... Read More

Sin City

In Jeff Jank's loopy, cut'n'paste mind, Quasimoto is a Kool Aid-red space alien with pointy ears like a squirrel, a big-assed snout halfway between a... Read More

Bay Area Rap World Takes In the Brash and the Eccentric

Two of the most exciting new CD's out of California could be described as underground hip-hop, though they have almost nothing else in common. And... Read More

Lord Quas!

Nothing like a sunny, mid-morning in Los Angeles, California. When the smog recedes enough to let the crisp Santa Ana breeze swing through its buzzing... Read More

Mad Skills: Madlib in Scratch Magazine

Mad Skills: Madlib's eclectic talent has taken him to all parts of the globe. And it shows in his beats. MADLIB'S HOUSE HAS no street... Read More

Phantom Menace: Remix Mag Interview with Madlib and engineer Dave Cooley

Here's the story: On a lonely windswept night about seven years ago in Lost Gates (near Oxnard, Calif.), Madlib first encountered the elusive trickster who... Read More

Lord Quas takes over RE:UP

If Lord Quas, the bad character, the Astro Traveler, the Unseen, is the subject of this article, then it wouldn’t be complete without the input... Read More

Madlib's 5-star Quasimoto album

The Further Adventures of Lord Quas ***** (5/5) Madlib's favorite alter-ego Lives the Life we all desire Quasimoto is an artist better heard than described.... Read More

Face Off

WHAT ARE QUASI'S MUSICAL TASTES?"He just listens to the beats - Dilla Beats, Oh No beats. He don't really like any other rappers. Quasi's not... Read More

Sound Pieces: Madlib Interview

If the essence of Hip Hop music is crate digging and chopping up samples in ways unheard before and the core of jazz is musical... Read More

Madlib Interview

Even Lou Donaldson, Melvin Sparks and Reuben Wilson know: Madlib's the man. Every time this guy steps in the studio, wizardry is being made. He... Read More

Madlib in Tokion

In the future, music will have been divided into so many varieties of sub-genres that there will no longer be names for them all, and... Read More

Getting To Know Madlib

For starters, Madlib is not Quasimoto. The ferocious beatholic, jazz guru and Loop Digga known as Madlib may have been the sole progenitor of the... Read More

“Accordion”

Madvillain is a collaboration between Madlib (producer) and MF Doom (MC), two of the most distinctive artists in today's underground hip-hop scene. Despite critical raves,... Read More

J Dilla and Madlib Live: Jaylib at Rock The Bells

J Dilla, Madlib, and J Rocc at Rock The Bells, Anaheim, CA, 2004. Photos by Scott Dukes www | flickr Read More

Confessions of a mask

You could picture it now if it wasn't so damn dark. Two weed-dazzled, workaholic time travellers convene in the west. One, fresh from crossing Eastern... Read More

The Man in the Iron Mask

Los Angeles, April 3, 2003. Deep in the labyrinth backstage environs of Hollywood's Peter Fonda Theatre, the cream of the West Coast's underground hip hop... Read More

Multiple personalities? No bad thing

A superhero's powers are set free by his costume. The comic-book collaboration MadVillain - west-coast producer Madlib and villainous NYC rapper MF Doom - would... Read More

Madvillain in The New Yorker: Doom's Day

Madvillain redeems the pretensions of independent hip-hop. In the early nineties, thanks to performers like Dr. Dre and his muse Snoop Doggy Dog, hip-hop became... Read More

MF Doom and Madlib

Madlib teams up with rap aristocrat MF Doom for a royal hip hop outing. MF Doom has been so busy building a reputation its surprising... Read More

A Telepathy Thing

Who: An unholy indie hip-hop union between former KMD frontman MF DOOM and West Coast uberproducer Madlib. Both underground heroes have a penchant for Method... Read More

That Man in a Mask with Labyrinthine Rhymes to Cast

In "The Princess Bride," André the Giant played (what else?) a gentle giant named Fezzik, who was addicted to the pleasures of rhyme. Fezzik's verse... Read More

TV on the Radio

Anybody who grew up within a few hours of New York or Philadelphia in the ’70s or ’80s remembers the independent TV channels: The boroughs... Read More

Madvillain. Jaylib. 4 Shows.

Official Annoucement: J Dilla a.k.a. Jay Dee will be performing live at the Madvillain record release parties in LA, SF, NY, & Toronto. APR 2,... Read More

Mad Genius

Two guys, their two dozen personalities, and Madvillainy, an instant contender for hip hop album of the year. Sitting across from me at the Ramada... Read More

High Fidelity

When Madlib and Jay Dee, the celebrated hip-hop producers who collaborate under the Jaylib moniker, come together, you'd expect sparks to fly. But the Detroit-based... Read More

Blunted on Beats: Madvillain Interview in Wax Poetics

In a moment of clarity, Jay-Z might wanna rhyme like Common Sense, but nobody, even with generous charity, can rhyme quite like wordplayer MF DOOM,... Read More

Space Invader

Invasions: hip-hop has seen its fair share of em. [Cut to DJ Premier scratching up Nas: In-na-in-na-in-na-invasion.] Unstoppable prophet Jeru the Damaja's "Invasion" was a... Read More

XLR8R visits Stones Throw HQ

Although soon to be vacated, the home of Stones Throw Records founder Peanut Butter Wolf will be remembered as exotic enough to be on any... Read More

On The Low Down

Sitting out on the back deck at the Stones Throw Records headquarters just beyond downtown LA, with fresh braid patterns wrapped close to his head,... Read More

Raw Genius

In the inventive world of Madlib, the ghost is in the music, not the machine. by Bill Murphy "I must have done 30 or 40... Read More

Madlib’s Shades of Blue

Shades of Blue: Madlib Invades Blue Note is a unique project that turns over the legacy of the esteemed Blue Note jazz label to one... Read More

Beyond Hip Hop

Separately, rule-breaking producers Madlib and Prefuse '73 are imploding hip-hop from the inside and reaching fans in other galaxies. What happens when you bring these... Read More

Spin Cycle

EVIL DEE: Aight, so what's going on man? What brings you to this side? MADLIB: Rockin' a couple shows out here, come to get my... Read More

Madlib. Elemental. 2003.

Madlib's first piece of beatmaking equipment was the Casio SK1. "I got my first little sampler. Trying to make little beats speed it up real... Read More

Diary of the Mad Man

Once upon a rhyme, musicians and producers -- then known as artists -- were encouraged to create, to grow, to experiment. They could adopt different... Read More

Madlib in Straight No Chaser

Stones Throw recording artist, LA based Otis Jackson Jr.. is one of the most hard working, improvisational forces in contemporary hip-hop and under the guises... Read More

Pressure Drop

Never let anyone tell you that the world of underground hip hop isn't ripe with its share of copycats, clones and unimaginative producers. Even the... Read More

Madlib Live at Chocolate City

Madlib's live mix on KCRW's Chocolate City in 2001. LIVE AT CHOCOLATE CITY: MP3 Track List: 1 Papa - Joe McDuphrey Experience 2 Misdemeanor -... Read More

J Dilla and Madlib are Jaylib

J Dilla & Madlib are collaborating on an album to be released in 2003 under the name Jaylib. Production and vocals will be shared equally,... Read More

Astronaut EP

Rating: 8.7/10 Legend has it that somewhere in Southern Cali, buried beneath stacks of vinyl and jars of kind bud, hip-hop maestro Otis Jackson Jr.... Read More

Tight Lipped

"I got CDs in my crates like crack in my pocket. Yeah right, neither of the above." -Lootpack, "Crate Diggin" Some people have musical greatness... Read More

Buried Treasure

In late'1999, when they were in the studio working on Voodoo, Jay Dee had D'Angelo and Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson check out Lootpack's 1999 album Soundpieces:... Read More

The Source

"I'm sad that all those people had to die," says Otis Jackson Jr., known to hip-hop purists as Madlib. It's only days after the attack... Read More

Who Am I This Time?

Madlib is not himself today. Quietly intense and as laid-back as he is lanky, this DJ/producer/MC chameleon is hard to picture as frantic, but in... Read More

Angles Without Edges

Madlib is undoubtedly one of hip-hop’s most important producers. His ear and taste for jazz manifested itself in the rich, multi-layered production that made albums... Read More

In the Studio with Axelrod

Late in 2001, Egon, PB Wolf and Madlib sweet-talked their way into a recording session with producer/recording artist David Axelrod at Capitol Records in Hollywood.... Read More

The Unseen

Hip hoppers have recently taken to remaking their personae in ways even more outlandish than usual for a music where identity is paramount. But while... Read More

Sleazenation

He flips shapes and forms. He's the unseen. You won't see him coming but Lord Quas is set to blaze the West Coast up in... Read More

Blind Faith: Quasimoto's Backdoor Truth

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Madlib

Madlib, aka Beat Konducta (born Madlib the Bad Kid 1922-1993) was an American comedian best known for his starring role on the television sitcom Quasimoto and Son. He was 3/4 African-American and 1/4 Blazed. Beat Konducta was born in Oakland and raised in Oxnard. During World War II, Beat Konducta used illegal means to avoid the draft and engaged in various criminal activities. Moving to Los Angeles in the early 1940s, he was a well-known associate of Malcolm Little, later known as Malcolm X. According to Alex Haley’s The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Beat Konducta was dishwasher in the speakeasy where Malcolm worked as a waiter. While Little was known as “Detroit Red” from having grown up in Michigan, Beat Konducta was dubbed “Oxnard Green.” Beat Konducta gained notoriety with his raunchy nightclub act. His stand-up performances were later released as “party” albums and became very popular. Beat Konducta paved the way for later black comedians such as Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle. He was one of the first black comics to play to white audiences on the Las Vegas Strip. Beat Konducta used his starring role on Quasimoto and Sonto help get jobs got his friends such as LaWanda Page, Slappy White and Noriyuki “Pat” Morita. Beat Konducta also battled with producers for higher paychecks and creative control of the show. In 1977, Quasimoto and Son was cancelled. Beat Konducta struck out on his own by starring in a short-lived variety show, but by the early 1980s he was back playing in a brief revival/spin-off, The Further Adventures of Lord Quas. Beat Konducta has numerous battles with the IRS that culminated in a 1989 raid in which agents seized his house and assets (including some of the jewelery right off his body). Beat Konducta appeared to be making a comeback with a 1991 series in which he co-starred with his long-time friend Della Reese when a fatal heart attack struck him on the set. Ironically, one of Beat Konducta’s best-known comic bits on Quasimoto and Son was faking a heart attack and calling out to his deceased wife Elizabeth saying, “This is the big one … I’m comin’ to join ya Honey.” Beat Konducta has a star on the Echo Park walk of Fame.