Posts tagged "Madlib"

Future Islands’ Sam Herring Collaborates With Madlib on New Rap Project

The sweatiest man in rock ‘n’ roll is continuing to dabble in rap. Future Islands frontman Sam Herring has dropped some bars under his MC name Hemlock…
James Grebey / July 17, 2015

The 40 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2014

Purists and casual listeners alike would probably agree that 2014 failed to deliver on a number of hip-hop promises that could’ve lit the year aflame.
SPIN Staff / December 12, 2014

Madlib Chops the Rock on Underwhelming ‘Rock Konducta Vol. 2′

Otis Jackson Jr. isn’t out of ideas, no way. The 40 year-old producer, record collector and dispenser of annual beat tapes operates like a subscriptio…
Dan Weiss / July 17, 2014

Freak Scene: 2014’s Weird World of Underground Rap

Underground hip-hop is not what it used to be, but that’s a good thing. At its peak, “the underground” was its own separate and dam…
Brandon Soderberg / July 11, 2014

Madlib Rolls Out Psych-Rock Beats on ‘Black Dreams (Sludge Fight)’

Elusive Los Angeles beat-genius Madlib has shared a new taste from his ongoing Rock Konducta project, the fifth chapter (each divided into two volumes) in his ongoing Beat Konducta series. Heard…
Olivia Forman / June 11, 2014

Freddie Gibbs’ Raps From Prison in ‘Deeper’ Video

Freddie Gibbs and Madlib found a real groove together on Pińata, a street-rap epic that combines the deft stylings of an Indiana-reared MC who’s draw…
Chris Martins / June 3, 2014

The 50 Best Albums of 2014 So Far

UPDATE: This is SPIN’s mid-year report on 2014. For SPIN’s end-of-the-year list, check out The 50 Best Albums of 2014. As 2014 approaches its midpoint,…
SPIN Staff / June 2, 2014

Kanye West Extols J Dilla in Stones Throw Documentary Bonus Video

Stones Throw has been capitalizing on its ravenous crate-digging for the better part of two decades now, and this week the omnivorous Los Angeles hip-ho…
Colin Joyce / May 29, 2014

Rap Songs of the Week: Freddie Gibbs’ Artful, Madlib-Assisted Jeezy Diss, ‘Real’

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, "Real"Before we celebrate the artful way in which this song dissects the increasingly troubled and useless Jeezy, let's just make it…
Brandon Soderberg / March 20, 2014

Madlib Muses on Methods Behind His Madness

Sometime around 1985, an 11-year-old Otis Jackson Jr. sampled his first song. Plucking an album from his dad's collection, he tinkered with "Sucker" from Doing…
Reyan Ali / March 20, 2014
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