Coming straight outta Oxnard, Otis Jackson Jr., a.k.a. Madlib is the youngest member of our illustrious league of Appreciation Societies. Hip hop DJ, producer, lyricist, multi-instrumentalist, expert musicologist and crate-digger extraordinaire, Madlib (also known as The Beat Konducta in addition to a wide host of aliases and alter-egos) is arguably America’s most creative and certainly most prolific musician. Whether releasing his own hip hop albums (Quasimoto), collaborating with the most sought-after rappers and producers in the game (Madvillain with MF DOOM, Jaylib with J Dilla, Liberation with Talib Kweli, etc etc), solo jazz albums (as Yesterday’s New Quintet), new-school Brazilian tropicalismo (Sujinho) or mixtapes that highlight the best and most obscure of World Music as if he were the reincarnation of Alan Lomax, Madlib simply can’t stop working: in 2010 alone Madlib released an album a month for the entire year in addition to keeping up with his numerous other side projects. Massive respect and gratitude for all the soul, roots and culture!
The Otis Jackson, Jr. Appreciation Society (aka MADLIB Sound System)
Posted on July 29, 2011
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