Madlib Medicine Show is a music series consisting of experimental hip-hop, jazz fusion, electronic music, and DJ mixes spanning the genres. Originally launched as a one-per-month, year-long series, Madlib Medicine Show #9: Channel 85 presents Nittyville is the first to break the chronology.
Nittyville is also perhaps the most traditional of the series, and we make no bones about it: one MC, one producer, and a rap record all about stunts, blunts and hip-hop.
Frank is Detroit’s Frank Nitt, protegee of the late J Dilla, formerly of Frank-n-Dank. Madlib is the Beat Konducta, Quasimoto, half- Madvillain & Jaylib, one of hip-hop’s most acclaimed producer’s favorite producers.
As for Channel 85, it’s clearly off most dials. This album’s concept TV station runs one show only, the comic-drama, reality-musical called Nittyville, featuring Frank, MED, Oh No, Madlib, and a supporting cast of extras.
The album is 14 tracks including 10 rap tracks, 4 interludes, and runs 43 minutes.