"Bad Neighbor" by Med on iTunes

15 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

Three hip-hop greats come together for this easygoing ode to Southern California living. MED and Blu are the hosts, spitting slang-filled rhymes about life on the West Coast. Meanwhile, Madlib offers a platter of head-nod beats, like the percussion-slapping rhythm of “Get Money” and the hydraulic-powered disco-funk of “The Strip,” that keeps this backyard jam poppin’. The trio encourages an open-door policy, too, with The Foreign Exchange’s Phonte Coleman dropping a verse on “Finer Things” and Mayer Hawthorne crooning over disco lounge beats on “The Buzz.”

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Three hip-hop greats come together for this easygoing ode to Southern California living. MED and Blu are the hosts, spitting slang-filled rhymes about life on the West Coast. Meanwhile, Madlib offers a platter of head-nod beats, like the percussion-slapping rhythm of “Get Money” and the hydraulic-powered disco-funk of “The Strip,” that keeps this backyard jam poppin’. The trio encourages an open-door policy, too, with The Foreign Exchange’s Phonte Coleman dropping a verse on “Finer Things” and Mayer Hawthorne crooning over disco lounge beats on “The Buzz.”

Explicit
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Customer Reviews

5 out of 5

32 Ratings

Cant Wait!

Djds,

One of the finest combos in Hip Hop!

🔥🔥🔥🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 REAL MUSIC.

B.FORT,

THIS ALBUM IS GONNA BE ONE OF THE BEST OF 2015.

About Med

Growing up in Oxnard, California with many other artists who ended up on the Stones Throw label, Nick Rodriguez, aka Medaphoar (and later, MED), grew up in a musical family, and by age nine he was freestyling to entertain his parents. By junior high he was writing his own rhymes, and by high school he was something of a local celebrity. Looking for beats one day, Medaphoar went to the house of Otis Jackson Jr., or Madlib, who was impressed by the MC's skills and invited him into his crew, Lootpack, as an unofficial member. After hearing his appearances on the group's 1999 full-length Soundpieces: Da Antidote!, Stones Throw head Peanut Butter Wolf asked Medaphoar to join his label, and soon he was featured on many of the roster's releases, including Quasimoto's, Madlib's, and Madvillain's. The rapper, who was at this time going by simply MED, finally released his solo debut, Push Comes to Shove, in 2005. Following a few Bang Ya Head compilations/mixtapes, MED's second official full-length, 2011's Classic, would feature special guests Talib Kweli, Aloe Blacc, and Hodgy Beats. Two years later he teamed with Madlib and rapper/producer Blu for The Burgundy EP, then in 2015 the trio released Bad Neighbor, an album that featured the single "Rappcats." Bang Ya Head 4 appeared in 2016, and The Turn Up, an EP with Madlib and Blu, dropped in 2017. ~ Marisa Brown

  • ORIGIN
    Oxnard, CA

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