Madlib Medicine Show #10 is in the house

  • October 20, 2010

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 includes important listener warning information about the Medicine Show series.

Titling an album Black Soul is a risky move. Soul can mean anything, depending on who you’re talking to. And Black Soul – the name that adorned countless compilations the world over in the early 1970s – is generally used to refer to that specific breed of soul music that came to the fore when James Brown rocked a pompadour, and Aretha Franklin's weight was southward of 160 pounds.  But leave it to Madlib to use the term Black Soul  to refer to a dynamic point in the Black American musical experience – the mid to late 70s, when soul was giving way to disco, when the groove was on its way to the boogie, when funk was on it’s way to fonk.

Note: Madlib Medicine Show #9 is delayed.  Info posted when we have it.