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Madlib

vib, *1973 US
Musician / Producer of Hip-Hop/Rap
A.k.a. Otis Jackson, Jr. Ahmad Miller Beat Konducta D. Relmond DJ Lord Such DJ Rels Duma Peterson Joe McDuphrey Joe McDuphrey Experience Junior Taylor Kamala Walker and The Soul Tribe Kay Henderson Malik Flavors Medicine Man (8) Monk Hughes Monk Hughes & The Outer Realm Morgan Adams III Otis Jackson Jr. Otis Jackson Jr. Trio Quasimoto R.M.C. Russel Jenkins Sound Directions Suntouch The Eddie Prince Fusion Band The Jahari Massamba Unit The Jazzistics The Last Electro-Acoustic Space Jazz & Percussion Ensemble The Loopdigga Tyrone Foster Yesterday's Universe All Stars Yesterdays New Quintet Young Jazz Rebels

Born: October 24, 1973, Oakland, California Multi-genre producer, MC, instrumentalist, and avid crate digger and record collector. Son of soul singer Otis Jackson Sr., older brother of Oh No, and nephew of jazz trumpeter Jon Faddis. From the unlikely beach town of Oxnard, 40 miles north of Los Angeles, the multi-dimensional Madlib quickly rose to prominence as one of the most interesting figures in late-'90s hip-hop. With his childhood buddies in the Lootpack, Madlib quickly made a name for himself as a rapper, producer, and DJ. In particular, his expansive style and deft touch for composition made him one of hip-hop's most sought-after producers. An enthusiastic crate digger, with a deep reverence for jazz and soul, Madlib branched out into a number of ambitious, engaging solo projects. Along with DJ Romes and Wild Child, Madlib formed the Lootpack in their hometown of Oxnard. The trio made their debut on tha Alkaholiks' 21 and Over in 1993. They continued doing work for tha Alkaholiks and other artists before releasing their full-length Soundpieces: Da Antidote six years later. The album earned solid reviews but went largely unnoticed. Madlib did not, however. After hooking up with Los Angeles DJ Peanut Butter Wolf, Madlib did a lot of production for Wolf's Stones Throw label. In 1999 the label released Quasimoto's astonishing The Unseen LP. Doubling as himself and his alter ego Quasimoto, Madlib handled vocals and production duties on the album, a huge critical success. Not resting on his laurels, Madlib followed The Unseen a year later with his Yesterday's New Quintet project. Madlib played all the instruments himself, infusing his exploration of jazz with both style and substance. While continuing on with a massive release schedule and work load, Madlib completed a remix/reinterpretation project for Blue Note, a collaboration with Jay Dee under the Jaylib alias, a collaboration with MF Doom, produced 1/2 of fellow Lootpack member Wildchild's solo record and many other remix and producer tasks all in 2003. With each year Madlib has continued to expand his abilities beyond the core hip hop that he is known for.

        
Instruments
  • Vibraphone
  • Keyboards
  • Percussion
  • Turntables
  • Bass guitar
Genres
  • Hip-Hop/Rap
  • Jazz
  • R&B/Soul
  • Electronic
  • Reggae
Popular Tracks   
All Caps on Madvillainy by Madvillain, Madlib & MF DOOM
Meat Grinder on Madvillainy by Madvillain, Madlib & MF DOOM
Fancy Clown on Madvillainy by Madvillain, Madlib & MF DOOM
Accordion on Madvillainy by Madvillain, Madlib & MF DOOM
Raid on Madvillainy by Madvillain, Madlib & MF DOOM
Figaro on Madvillainy by Madvillain, Madlib & MF DOOM
Crime Pays on Bandana by Freddie Gibbs & Madlib
Curls on Madvillainy by Madvillain, Madlib & MF DOOM
High (feat. Danny Brown) on Piñata by Freddie Gibbs & Madlib
Thuggin’ on Piñata by Freddie Gibbs & Madlib

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Discography


Title Artist Year Type
Flat Tummy TeaFreddie Gibbs & Madlib2019Single
Barrel Proof / 10 Summers OldMadlib2017Single
The Turn UpMedaphoar, Blu, Madlib2017Album
Cocaine Parties In LAFreddie Gibbs & Madlib2016Single
AvalancheMadlib & MF Doom2016Single
African EarwaxMadlib2015Album
Bad NeighborMedaphoar, Blu, Madlib2015Album
Blackmarket SeminarKazi & Madlib2014Album
Rock Konducta Pt. 1 & 2Madlib2014Album
PiñataFreddie Gibbs & Madlib2014Album
The Beats - Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton OSTMadlib2014Album
Knicks RemixFreddie Gibbs & Madlib2014Album
Rock Konducta 45Madlib2013Single
Deeper EPFreddie Gibbs & Madlib2013Album
The BuzzMedaphoar, Blu, Madlib2013Album
Madlib Medicine Show: Pill JarMadlib2013Compil.
CityMadlib + Freddie Gibbs Ft. Karriem Riggins2013Single
SeedsGeorgia Anne Muldrow & Madlib2012Single
Black TapeMadlib2012Album
Madlib Medicine Show: The BrickMadlib2012Album
ShameFreddie Gibbs & Madlib2012Album
Raw Medicine: Madlib RemixesMadlib2011Album
Channel 85 Presents NittyvilleMadlib Feat. Frank Nitty2011Album
Low Budget High Fi MusicMadlib2011Album
Filthy Ass RemixesMadlib2011Album
Thuggin' EPFreddie Gibbs & Madlib2011Album
Cracks In The VinylPlanet Asia & Madlib2011Album
The Brain Wreck ShowMadlib2010Album
History Of The Loop Digga, 1990-2000Madlib2010Album
The Frontline (Liberation) / African Voodoo Queen (Drama)Madlib2010Single
Black SoulMadlib2010Album
Madlib On Friday Night Flavas 2005Madlib2010Single
420 Chalice All-StarsMadlib2010Album
Advanced JazzMadlib2010Album
High JazzMadlib2010Album
Before The VerdictMadlib with Guilty Simpson2010Album
Flight To BrazilMadlib2010Album
Beat Konducta In AfricaMadlib2010Album
Live On Gilles Peterson WorldwideMadlib2009Single
Madlib On Radio NovaMadlib2009Single
WLIB AM: King Of The WigflipMadlib The Beat Konducta2008Album
Vol. 5: Dil Cosby SuiteMadlib / Beat Konducta2008Album
Vol. 6: Dil Withers SuiteMadlib The Beat Konducta2008Album
Speto Da Rua - Dirty Brasilian Crates Volume 1Madlib2008Album
Live At Hella InternationalMadlib2008Single
Go! / Gamble On Ya BoyMadlib2008Single
Vol. 3: Beat Konducta In India (Raw Ground Wire Hump)Madlib The Beat Konducta2007Album
LiberationTalib Kweli & Madlib2007Album
The Other Side (Los Angeles)Madlib & Peanut Butter Wolf2007Album
Vol. 3-4: Beat Konducta In IndiaMadlib - Beat Konducta2007Album
Motown MixMadlib2007Single
Vol. 4: Beat Konducta In India (Raw Ground Wire Hump)Madlib The Beat Konducta2007Album
Madlib's 45sMadlib2006Album
Vol. 1-2: Movie ScenesMadlib The Beat Konducta2006Album
Vol. 2: Movie Scenes, The SequelMadlib The Beat Konducta2006Album
Mind Fusion Vol. 5Madlib2006Album
Space HosMadlib The Beat Konducta2006Album
Take It BackMadlib2006Album
Mind Fusion Vol. 4Madlib2006Album
Vol. 1: Movie ScenesMadlib The Beat Konducta2005Album
Mind Fusion Vol. 3Madlib2005Album
Dj Rels Mix + Bonus TracksMadlib / DJ Rels2004Album
Madlib Remixes 2 - 1980s Saturday Morning EditionMadlib2004Compil.
Steppin' Again / Mindgames (Sneaky Pete Edit)Donald Byrd / Madlib / Rich Medina2004Single
Mind Fusion Vol. 1Madlib2004Album
Mind Fusion Vol. 2Madlib2004Album
Theme For FergusMadlib2003Single
Tracks From Shades Of Blue - Madlib Invades Blue NoteMadlib2003Album
Shades Of BlueMadlib2003Album
Slim's ReturnMadlib2003Album
Blunted In The Bomb ShelterMadlib2002Compil.
Blunted In The Bomb Shelter EPMadlib2002Compil.
Bunky's Pick / 6 Variations Of In The RainCut Chemist / Madlib2001Single
Head LockLMNO / Madlib2001Album
Live On Chocolate CityMadlib2001Album
Madlib RemixesMadlib2000Album
Madlib InvazionMadlib2000Single
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