In 2003, J Dilla was better known as Jay Dee, a Detroit producer who shunned publicity but was widely respected in hip-hop; Madlib was an up-and-coming L.A. producer making a name for himself with his wild diversity, from rap (Quasimoto) to electronic jazz (Yesterdays New Quintet) to remixes (Shades of Blue, Blue Note-2003). At the time of Champion Sound's original release in late 2003, J Dilla and Madlib had never been photographed together or appeared as a group in public. In the years that followed, this changed drastically - after Dilla's move to Los Angeles, the two worked together, communicated through hip-hop beat tapes, and toured together as Jaylib. Madlib's profile rose with his MF DOOM-collab Madvillain (soundscan 93k). J Dilla, though dealing with a serious illness, continued crafting material for artists such as Common and Busta Rhymes while working on a wealth of solo material. Dilla's final albums - Donuts (Stones Throw-2006), The Shining (BBE-2006) - along with the re-issue of Ruff Draft (Stones Throw-2007) have introduced his name and music to countless new fans while publications from The Source to Rolling Stone paid respect to his musical genius. Many felt that Champion Sound wasn't given the attention it deserved when it was originally released. In preparing the album for reissue with b-sides, instrumentals, and later photos of the group, Madlib quietly presented the label with a collection of new Jaylib remixes. All 43 tracks are collected here together for the first time in this deluxe 2-CD set.
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f my name/ toothless
6/13/2013 8:55:00 PM; Partial IP: .201.65.74) Location: az/ hell
Comment: Lyrically these cats are so so but their production work carries this cd!
6/12/2013 2:45:00 PM; Partial IP: .58.11.226) Location: Colorado
Comment: A personal favorite of mine. The guy before me said Madlib has boring beats, then goes on to say "The Red" has the greatest hip-hop beat ever heard. Confused? You're not the only one. RIP Dilla
6/24/2012 5:19:00 PM; Partial IP: 142.168.27) Location: Your Hood
Comment: Dilla's performance was ridiculous in this album, shitting on madlib. Madlib ruined a lot of the tracks with his attempts at rapping and his boring beats. This isnt a 3 because it contains the best beat hip hop will ever hear; The Red.
12/24/2011 5:58:00 AM; Partial IP: 91.193.210) Location: hamburg, germany
Comment: great album, no hate on this!!!
probably one of my all time top 10!! and the reason why I still love this hip hop thing!!!
JUAN DA DON
1/21/2011 2:12:00 AM; Partial IP: 176.153.67) Location: Lansing? MICHIGAN
Comment: HIP HOP AT ITS BEST
2/22/2010 7:20:00 AM; Partial IP: .103.14.73) Location: portugal
Comment: found out it had something with law problems with the sample in the beat, so they changed it...i guess...but just to let you people know, that aonīt the beat you gonna get if you order this vinyl nowdays
2/17/2010 6:59:00 AM; Partial IP: .103.14.73) Location: portugal
Comment: does somebody have this? I bought it and the song "The Red" isnīt the same that you hear in the player, I like this one better and iīve been a little disapointed by that...
the version that is in my vinyl is this one
www. stonesthrow. com / store / album / jaylib / champion-sound-deluxe-edition
can someone say something....
1/5/2010 11:15:00 AM; Partial IP: .140.63.35) Location: NY
Comment: Producers should stick to producing. The same way how a certain dope rapper should stick to rhyhiming. The beats are dope but their lyrics are terrible, I hope they were freestyling. RIP Dilla tho.
12/28/2009 2:42:00 PM; Partial IP: 98.208.149) Location: Brussel
Comment: Their show on this album was the best I've ever seen
12/22/2009 4:36:00 PM; Partial IP: 88.129.158) Location: CALI
Comment: RAWEST joint produced!!! "COMBO NUMBER 1" is the redefinition of RAW!
8/31/2009 5:09:00 PM; Partial IP: 71.168.213) Location: mtl canada
Comment: correction: dilla's death doesnt make...
8/31/2009 5:07:00 PM; Partial IP: 71.168.213) Location: mtl canada
Comment: dilla's doesnt make this a classic. it is still an average, above even, album with a plethora of nice beats but sub-par rapping(and im talking both sides). ya can cop it cause if ya want cause its still dope, just dont assume its legendary
Dj Tall Youth
5/7/2008 3:06:00 PM; Partial IP: 22.214.171.124) Location: cali
Comment: what more can u say ...mix those instrumentals all night ..
4/21/2008 8:52:00 PM; Partial IP: 34.116.196) Location: NC
Comment: this sh#t is the illest record since the low end theory
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