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Quasimoto first came to life on Madlib’s personal beat tapes in the producer’s early years, the mid 90s in Oxnard CA. These beat tapes were private music, made for himself and a small circle of local smokers and their car stereos. The voice debuted as...

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Our cassette store day tapes

In the store: Jaylib – Champion Sound / B-Sides and Remixes.  Quasimoto – The Further Adventures of Lord Quas.  Peanut Butter Wolf & Dam-Funk -... Read More

Quasimoto - Talkin Shit 45

In the store | QUASIMOTO - TALKIN SHIT On the crime-infested east side of Lost Gates CA, there is a vinyl pressing plant whose brochure... Read More

Mass Appeal: Lord Quas spills his guts

In an age when print magazines are dropping like flies, it's nice to see someone buck the trend, especially when they do it so well.... Read More

Yessir. Quasimoto in Blue.

There is a small number of Quasimoto's Yessir Whatever out in the world with the Quasimoto figure in blue. The folks at Urban Outfitters requested... 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

#quasibomb

Quasimoto's Yessir Whatever drops tomorrow. Vinyl arrives later this week. We found ourselves in possession of a big pile of Quasimoto stickers - 10 inch... Read More

Quasimoto - Further Instrumentals

In the store | Quasimoto - Further Instrumentals On the eve of Quasimoto's Yessir Whatever album release, we have Madlib's beats for Quasimoto's Further Adventures... Read More

Quasimoto recognized for excellence in masonry by City of L.A. mayor, city council

While city governments around the U.S. allow themselves to be burdened with matters of fiscal crisis, crumbling infrastructure and school attendance, out here in the... Read More

N.W.Q.

"Planned Attack" from Quasimoto's Yessir Whatever | June 18, 2013 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

The return of Quasimoto's Q.E.

IN THE STORE: QUASIMOTO “Q.E.” - WOMEN'S / BLACK QUASIMOTO “Q.E.” - WOMEN'S / WHITE QUASIMOTO “Q.E.” - MEN'S / BLACK QUASIMOTO “Q.E.” - MEN'S... 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

Kinetic Rappcats

Eric Cunha's homework at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. Read More

Quasimoto Cubeecraft by Rbst

Quasimoto Cubeecraft paper toy with brick & cigarette, made by Rbst - Free Download Cubeecraft creates templates for papercraft toys which are free to download.... Read More

Kidrobot's Quasimoto

In the store | Quasimoto (Yellow) | Quasimoto (Blue) Kid Robot and Quasimoto have teamed up for the Quasimoto figure, which will be released February... Read More

History of Lord Quas

On the eve of the release of the Quasimoto figure by Kidrobot, a quick look back at the history of Lord Quas... Madlib has told... 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

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

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

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

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

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

Fake Quas Alert

Feb. 10, 2002 - Beware of a talentless, beat-deaf, sucker MC in a blue fur suit billing himself as "Quazimoto" in number of shows across... 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

It was strangely dark last night, black-gray, thick, billowy. The kind of weather that heralds a redemptive rainstorm, a fresh summer breakthrough. It's hard to... Read More

Quasimoto

Quasimoto first came to life on Madlib’s personal beat tapes in the producer’s early years, the mid 90s in Oxnard CA. These beat tapes were private music, made for himself and a small circle of local smokers and their car stereos. The voice debuted as a featured artist on early Peanut Butter Wolf and Lootpack records.By the time of Quasimoto’s debut album The Unseen, most had caught on to the fact that Madlib and Quasimoto were one in the same. Quasimoto a case of the MC as artistic alter ego, like a talking dummy from a surreal rap vaudeville. Quasimoto is usually the “bad character,” doing and saying what the producer doesn’t, with Madlib playing the noncommittal collaborator. "Lord Quas" was originally meant to be truly unseen, an unknown entity, but he’s come to be represented in illustrated form, drawn by Madlib and Stones Throw art director Jeff Jank, and the character has been many other things over the years: rapper, cartoon, a poor-man’s Gorillaz, a toy, bad tattoo, internet meme.