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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Every week the Stereogum staff chooses the five best new songs of the week (the eligibility period begins and ends Thursdays right before midnight). This
Stereogum | February 22, 2019 - 4:28 pm

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The Jazz-Rap Explosion Of 1993, 25 Years Later

Twenty-five years after its release, hindsight reveals one now-dated aspect of Guru's Jazzmatazz, Volume 1: The front cover refers to its fusion of hip-hop and…
Nate Patrin | June 5, 2018 - 1:15 pm

Status Ain't Hood

NBA YoungBoy Could Be A Huge Rap Star If He Can Stay Out Of Prison

NBA YoungBoy is in jail right now, and he might not come out for the next decade or two. A few weeks ago, Austin police…
Tom Breihan | December 21, 2016 - 12:17 pm

More Madlib stories

Madlib Addresses Rumors Of Mac Miller Collab EP

Over the last couple weeks, rumors have been swirling about some material that Madlib and the late Mac Miller recorded together after Chicago producer Thelonious…
James Rettig | March 19, 2019 - 4:12 pm

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – “Bandana” (Feat. Assassin)

The last time Freddie Gibbs and Madlib teamed up, they made magic in the form of the great collaborative album Piñata. Now, five years later,…
Peter Helman | March 5, 2019 - 2:09 pm

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 | February 21, 2019 - 11:55 am

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – “Flat Tummy Tea”

Back in 2014, the tough-talking Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs teamed up with Madlib, the hazily psychedelic California producer, on a full-length collaborative album called Piñata.
Peter Helman | February 20, 2019 - 12:19 pm

Madlib & Oh No – “Big Whips”

Marlon Sassy, the illustrator known as Gangster Doodles, has curated a compilation album called Gangster Music Vol. 1. The 27-track collection features contributions from rappers…
Peter Helman | February 15, 2019 - 12:45 pm

Yasiin Bey Announces Black Star Album Produced By Madlib

Black Star, the hip-hop duo composed of Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) and Talib Kweli, are apparently working on a new album with…
Peter Helman | February 11, 2018 - 6:49 pm

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…
Chris DeVille | September 1, 2017 - 2:01 pm

Madlib & DOOM – “Avalanche”

Madvillain, the duo of Madlib and MF Doom, released the absolutely classic album Madvillainy almost 15 years ago, and the world has been waiting ever…
Tom Breihan | December 15, 2016 - 12:28 pm

Madlib Announces Another Album With Freddie Gibbs

The last time virtuosic Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs teamed up with California producer Madlib, they gave us Piñata, one of the best albums that either…
Peter Helman | May 8, 2016 - 11:46 am

Freddie Gibbs – “Cocaine Parties In L.A.”

If you've ever heard Piñata, Freddie Gibbs and Madlib's collaborative album, then you already know that Gibbs knows how to tear a Madlib beat to…
Tom Breihan | January 27, 2016 - 12:40 pm

Kanye West – “Real Friends” (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign) & “No More Parties In LA” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar) (Snippet)

Just as promised, Kanye West has released some new material today. It looks like it's actually two new tracks -- one called "Real Friends," which…
James Rettig | January 8, 2016 - 1:13 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Status Ain’t Hood: The Hazy, Abstract Persistence Of Madlib

On the list of history's greatest, most important rap producers, you will probably never find one with less ambition than Madlib. When I talk about…
Tom Breihan | October 28, 2015 - 11:17 am
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