Madvillainy at 15: MF Doom on the Legacy of His Classic Madlib Collaboration

Sometime in the mid-90s, Daniel Dumile became the villain. As part of the trio K.M.D., the precocious wordsmith spent the early part of that decade as…
Will Gottsegen / March 25, 2019

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – “Bandana” ft. Assassin

Freddie Gibbs and Madlib have released "Bandana," the second single off their forthcoming sequel to 2014's Piñata. The grisly, dungeon cellar boom bap production by Madlib has heavy bass kicks…
Israel Daramola / March 5, 2019

Mac Miller & Madlib Reportedly Recorded an Album Together

The late Mac Miller was notorious for recording a ton of music — including music with prominent collaborators — that he just never got around…
Tom Breihan, Stereogum / February 21, 2019

Listen to Freddie Gibbs and Madlib’s First Bandana Single “Flat Tummy Tea”

Freddie Gibbs and Madlib have returned with their first joint single since the two united for 2014's probably classic album Piñata. "Flat Tummy Tea," from their…
Tosten Burks / February 20, 2019

Video: Madlib & Oh No – “Big Whips”

Madlib has teamed up with his younger brother Oh No on a new track titled "Big Whips." The brotherly rapper-producer duo released the song with…
Rob Arcand / February 16, 2019

Yasiin Bey and Madlib Claim a New Black Star Album Is Coming This Year

Yasiin Bey--formerly Mos Def--made a guest appearance at a Madlib DJ set in Denver last night, and used the opportunity to tease a supposed upcoming Black Star…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 12, 2018

Madlib – “10 Summers Old”

The legendary hip-hop producer Madlib will soon release a limited edition 7″ with "Barrel Proof" on the A-side. Today, as Exclaim points out, he’s shared the B-side,…
Chris DeVille, Stereogum / September 1, 2017

New Music: Madlib and DOOM Reunite for “Avalanche”

DOOM and Madlib have once again joined forces for the new single "Avalanche," which is now available on 7" vinyl via Madlib’s label, Madlib Invazion. The release…
Brian Josephs / December 15, 2016

Panorama 2016: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

The inaugural Panorama Festival — a.k.a. "East Coast Coachella" — took place at Randall's Island in New York City this past weekend, and it more…
SPIN Staff / July 25, 2016

The 50 Best Hip-Hop Debut Albums Since ‘Reasonable Doubt’

In honor of the recent 20th anniversary of Jay Z’s debut album, Reasonable Doubt, we’re publishing a series of pieces looking at the rapper’s singular…
SPIN Staff / July 1, 2016

Four Tet Unleashes Unreleased Tracks From Madlib, Future Islands’ Samuel T. Herring, and Pearson Sound

Four Tet has always been very generous with sharing unreleased or rare tracks by his musical friends on his BBC Radio 1 show, and last…
Harley Brown / March 24, 2016

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′

5SPIN Rating: 5 of 10Release Date: July 15, 2014Label: Madlib InvazionOtis Jackson Jr. isn't out of ideas, no way. The 40 year-old producer, record collector…
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 damn…
Brandon Soderberg / July 11, 2014
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