Madlib launches the Madlib Medicine Show, a once-a-month, twelve-CD, six-LP series with Before The Verdict. The Madlib Medicine Show will be a combination of Madlib’s new Hip Hop productions, remixes, beat tapes, and Jazz, as well as mixtapes of Funk, Soul, Brazilian, Psych and other undefined forms of music from the Beat Konducta’s 4-ton stack of vinyl.
Madlib Medicine Show No. 1 is Before The Verdict featuring Guilty Simpson, a seventeen track reimagination of rapper Guilty Simpson’s Ode To The Ghetto (augmented, of course, with unreleased songs, other remixes and tons o’ beats). You can think of this as somewhat of a prelude to Madlib & Guilty Simpson’s forthcoming OJ Simpson album. Volume 1 is a limited pressing of CDs.
Next up: Flight to Brazil, is a mixtape of Brazilian jazz, funk, prog-rock, folk and psychedelia coming in late February. Later releases will include Beat Konducta in Africa.