25 Songs, 52 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Tired of waiting for MF DOOM to get back into the studio, producer Madlib takes things into his own hands on the follow-up to their 2004 collaboration, Madvillainy, laying the rapper’s old verses over a collection of new beats. By operating solo, he's openned the door to new forms of experimentation: He loops a tuneless woodwind flute on the thrilling “Pearls” and matches DOOM’s gruff croons to the hard-rocking boom bap of “Drainos,” before chopping up some hazy, smoked-out jazz on “Boulder Holder.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

Tired of waiting for MF DOOM to get back into the studio, producer Madlib takes things into his own hands on the follow-up to their 2004 collaboration, Madvillainy, laying the rapper’s old verses over a collection of new beats. By operating solo, he's openned the door to new forms of experimentation: He loops a tuneless woodwind flute on the thrilling “Pearls” and matches DOOM’s gruff croons to the hard-rocking boom bap of “Drainos,” before chopping up some hazy, smoked-out jazz on “Boulder Holder.”

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About Madvillain

Madvillain is yet another collaboration by Stones Throw big shot Madlib, this time with masked MC MF Doom. Madlib, who had been listening to Doom's Operation: Doomsday (1999), was impressed by the MC's lyrics and beats and contacted Doom to talk about the possibility of working together. Though Doom had never heard of Madlib at that point, as soon as he heard the DJ's work he agreed immediately. The two met up in 2002 at the Stones Throw headquarters in Los Angeles and instantly clicked. Madlib introduced Madvillain to the world in 2002 at the Red Bull Music Academy in Brazil, and in 2004 Madvillainy, the completed record, was released, and was one of the more critically acclaimed albums of the year. ~ Marisa Brown

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