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.
|A4||Rapper X Radio|
|A5||Last Day's Music|
|A6||Nothing From Nothing|
|C3||Further Adventures Of Walkman Flavor|
|D2||Live From Outer Space|
|D4||C.D.P. Assassins Pt. 1|
|D5||C.D.P. Assassins Pt. 2 & 3|
|D6||C.D.P. Assassins Pt. 4|
|D7||C.D.P. Assassins Pt. 5|
|D8||C.D.P. Assassins Pt. 6|
Madlib - MEDICINE SHOW NO. 5 - HISTORY OF THE LOOP DIGGA: 1990-2000
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