The Madlib Mystique

Madlib covers this week’s LA Weekly, which goes along with a cover story/interview inside. This dude is one of my favorite producers hands down. If you are not in LA (which a lot of you probably aren’t) and can’t pick up a copy, you can read it HERE.

Click below to check out assorted Madlib related gems that I could find decent videos for on YouTube.

Above image via Stones Throw.


Mos Def


One of the better tracks posted on Kanye’s blog recently, go listen to “Auditorium” by Mos Def featuring an interesting verse from Slick Rick. The download link expired but once you hear it I’m sure you’ll find a way to get it. Or you can watch part of it live here. I’m very much looking forward to the new album produced by MadLib.

Side note: Ever notice how live hip hop is mostly terrible? Even the best rap tracks get butchered by the best rappers when they’re on stage. I think it’s all the yelling and running around, but I can’t be sure. I’m like come on man, I love your music, stand still, maybe play an instrument, slow your heartbeat, stop shouting. In stark contrast here’s Mos Def killing a live performance on the Letterman show.