Your Old Droog slides through real quick over a Madlib production called “Waves Crashing.” Why is it called that? Because even though Droog is rocking over a legend’s production, he can do the same thing to the sound of waves crashing. It’s only two minutes but it’s worth your time.
From the album Champagne For Breakfast comes the video for Meyhem Lauren, Madlib and DJ Muggs’ song “Evolution.”Directed by Giancarlo Lofredo, Lauren comes up smelling like roses as he showcases his evolution as an emcee.
Talib Kweli and Madlib just dropped Liberation 2 but it’s not on all streaming services. Instead, you can only find it on Luminary. To get a taste of what these two have been concocting for the past decade, check out the video for “Best Year Ever” that finds Talib and Madlib enjoying themselves with cameos from Lil Wayne, Bun B, Alchemist, MC Serch and others.
How’s this for a team-up? Meyhem Lauren collaborates with both DJ Muggs and Madlib for “Fresh Out the Water.” The dope part about this is that it isn’t random at all. Meyhem’s next album will have production handled by both producers exclusively. That could be frightening. For now, enjoy their first offering.
Earlier this year, Talib Kweli and the artist formally known as Mos Def reunited as Black Star and dropped the No Fear of Time album that was produced entirely by Madlib. The duo dropped a video for “So Be It” that is chock full of concert footage and cameos from all of their peers.
Following up his stellar work on Black Star’s first album in over 20 years, Madlib takes his talents to Your Old Droog for “The Return of Sasquatch” and it appears that the work between these two may not be only one song. Stay tuned.
It appears that the totally unexpected collaborative album from Logic and Madlib MadGic is coming sooner than we thought. The duo made their formal announcement with “Mars Only Pt. 3” and have followed up with “Mafia Music.” It seems like the entire album was recorded in one night and, by the sound of it thus far, it’s going to be something serious.
Logic said he retired last year but if there’s any reason to come back to the rap game, it’s Madlib. And it appears that the duo are heading toward a collaborative album as “MadGic” (Magic). Logic gets things rolling with his flip of “Rappcats,” which was from Madlib’s Quasimoto project. Check out “Mars Only Pt. 3” and stay tuned.
Brothers Madlib and Oh No rarely collaborate on music. But now the family members have decided to team up for a full album. Now known as The Professionals, the duo will drop their self-titled album on January 17th. To formally announced the project, they drop “Superhumans” with features from Chino XL and eLZhi.
Bandana remains in heavy rotation as one of the best albums of the year (even though the Grammys don’t think so). In light of the nonsensical snub for Best Rap Album, Madlib and Freddie Gibbs drop the absolutely hilarious video for “Gat Damn.” Freddie Gibbs goes the Five Heartbeats route as Freddie Kane and takes to the stage in a retro set of visuals. It’s nuts.