Remember that time that Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar were in the studio together and rhyming over Madlib beats? Out of that came “No More Parties In LA” off of Kanye’s The Life Of Pablo album. But there was more. Today, we get a session where the duo is just kicking rhymes over Madlib beats. 100% freestyle.
The trio of MED, Blu and Madlib surprise us with an EP titled “The Turn Up.” Following in the footsteps of 2015’s Bad Neighbor, we get five new songs with some a capellas and instrumentals. Certainly worth your time.
With the world waiting on Nas’ new album, an individual by the name of DBegun blended Nas vocals with the instrumentals from Quasimoto’s The Unseen to create the Nasimoto blend album. 21 tracks of Nas and Madlib goodness only leads us to wonder what a real album from these two would sound like.
With Bad Neighbor still going strong, Blu, MED and Madlib get some lyrical assistance from Oh No on “The Turn Up.”
Back in 2011, Madlib and MF Doom dropped “Avalanche” on the Stones Throw podcast that had hip hop heads searching all over for the full song. Five years later, the full song has surfaced and is available for purchase on 7″ vinyl with a 8″ figurine over at Rappcats. But you can enjoy the song now.
Madlib, Blu and MED go back to their Bad Neighbor project and drop a video for the Frank Nitty assisted “Get Money.”
The visuals for the J Dilla, Nas and Madlib joint “The Sickness” have arrived.
What would happen if Dilla, Nas and Madlib collaborated? Well, here’s a taste as Nasty Nas rocks over a Madlib production (taken from the JayLib album) with a posthumous verse from J Dilla on the appropriately titled “The Sickness.” Off of J Dilla’s The Diary album dropping April 15.
While at SXSW, Nasty Nas gave fans at the Mass Appeal concert a taste of the collaboration with J Dilla titled “The Sickness” that Madlib produced from the upcoming Dilla album The Diary.
After the lukewarm reaction to “Facts,” Kanye returns with “Real Friends/No More Parties In LA” that has a guest list of Ty Dolla $ign and Kendrick Lamar along with production courtesy of Madlib, Boi-1da, SEVNTHOMAS, Frank Dukes & additional programming by Havoc. This is just a sample of the song as Kanye has also announced the return of G.O.O.D. Fridays in preparation for SWISH.