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2022 reissue on sky blue vinyl, originally released in 2010 - Back in the 90s, “beat tapes” were literally that: cassette tapes of beats that a producer made either for himself, friends, or potential collaborators. Madlib made a bunch of them in the days between his early productions for the Alkaholiks (circa ’92) and the release of his Quasimoto album (2000), after which he took a couple of years off of the beats to focus on making jazz music before beginning a new era of hip-hop with Madvillain, Jaylib and Beat Konducta.

This collection of beats showcases the way that Madlib’s early hip-hop demos were filtered out to his crew of friends and associates, providing an opportunity for a unique view into Madlib’s working process. These beats, often freestyled on SP1200 or whatever machine he had at the ready, were picked up by rappers over a period of many years. Trainspotters will find it interesting that beats later destined for the likes of Wildchild and Percee P were made some years before those albums saw release.

This album is punctuated with a series of early solo-raps by Madlib and his Quasimoto alter ego and features the crew known collectively as CDP – those rappers who worked side by side with Madlib during the days of his Oxnard CA-based “Crate Diggas Palace” studios. The Madlib Medicine Show series is a combination of Madlib's new hip-hop productions, remixes, beat tapes and jazz, as well as mixtapes of funk, soul, Brazilian, psych, jazz and other undefined forms of music.




A1Warning (Intro)
A2Static Invazion
A4Rapper X Radio
A5Last Day's Music
A6Nothing From Nothing
A7Episode VII
A8Episode VIII
A9Episode IX
A10Episode X
B1Episode XI
B2Episode XII
B3Episode XIII
B4Episode XIV
B5Episode XV
B6Episode XVI
B7Episode XVII
B8Episode XVIII
C1Episode XIX
C2Episode XX
C3Further Adventures Of Walkman Flavor
C4Episode XXII
C5Episode XXIII
C6Episode XXIV
C7Episode XXV
C8Episode XXVI
D2Live From Outer Space
D3Real Days
D4C.D.P. Assassins Pt. 1
D5C.D.P. Assassins Pt. 2 & 3
D6C.D.P. Assassins Pt. 4
D7C.D.P. Assassins Pt. 5
D8C.D.P. Assassins Pt. 6


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