Madvillany (MF Doom & Madlib)
2 x LP
US Import prd. by Madlib
( 2004 ) - 2014 10th Anniversary Edition on 2LP Here's how it happened. Madlib wanted to record with Doom. Stones Throw found the guy, brought him out to the house in the East Los Angeles hills where the label was based at the time. ...
Release date: 18-12-2014(originally releasd in 2004)
2014 US reissue on 2LP standard vinyl= Madvillainy is a collaboration between rapper MF Doom and producer Madlib under the group name Madvillain.
MF DOOM and Madlib were off the radar to many in 2003, but the announcement of a collaboration and the first track, “America's Most Blunted”, brought all the quiet fans out of the woodwork, and let to a controversial and highly acclaimed album release in early 2004 that helped expose the two artists to a large audience for the first time. While the producer and MC both did was what completely natural to them at the time, they turned the formula of popular rap at the time on its head, creating an album that is both unique and true to it's hip-hop influences.
A1 The Illest Villains
A3 Meat Grinder
B1 America's Most Blunted
B2 Sickfit (Instrumental)
B5 Do Not Fire! (Instrumental)
B6 Money Folder
C1 Scene Two (Voice Skit)
C2 Shadows Of Tomorrow
C3 Operation Lifesaver AKA Mint Test 1:30
C5 Hardcore Hustle
C6 Stange Ways
D2 Fancy Clown
D4 Supervillain Theme (Instrumental) 0:52
D5 All Caps
D6 Great Day
D7 Rhinestone Cowboy
Here's how it happened. Madlib wanted to record with Doom. Stones Throw found the guy, brought him out to the house in the East Los Angeles hills where the label was based at the time. Most of the tracks were written and recorded there, Madlib making beats in a former bomb shelter downstairs, Doom writing on the back porch and recording in a bedroom.
"Meat Grinder" and "Figaro" were made in the first couple days – songs lit, in the booth, with the best host / Doing bong hits on the roof out in the west coast. Madlib and Egon were in Brazil after the first round of tracks were put together, which Madlib bought to listen to on a CD-R. He made a few more beats out there which would end up on the album, using a portable record player, an SP 303 and a borrowed cassette deck.
Meanwhile, some sad-sack jackass burned a copy of the demo and decided to post it on the internet – wasn't even tweaked and it leaked into cyberspace / couldn't wait for the snipes to place / at least a track list in bold print type face. Declaring the album "already out," the artists more or less gave up on the record and it took months to bring them back to the project.
Verse 2 of "Rhinestone Cowboy" was written and recorded over 6 months after the first verse. Sometimes he rhyme quick, sometimes he rhyme slow, or vice versa / Whip up a slice of nice verse pie, hit it on the first try. Be weary of the "first try" claim – Doom tweaked and perfected his lyrics and delivery several times through late 2003.
Madvillainy with no hooks and dirty beats was released March 23, 2004. Executive produced by Peanut Butter Wolf. Design by Jeff Jank. Mastered by Dave Cooley. Photos by Eric Coleman. James Reitano made a badass video. 10 years later we're all patiently waiting for the next record
Extra info: US Import prd. by Madlib
Label: Throw Stone
Originally released: 2004
This release: 2014