Rub Radio: Madlib Invasion


During lockdown, we’ve been huge nostalgia junkies, revisiting all the great records we’ve collected over the years. Rub Radio fans have gotten a taste of our comfort food, as we’ve mixed the catalogs of J. Dilla, Trackmasters and Prince Paul in recent months in our History of Hip Hop: Producers Series ( Madlib is one of our favorites, a beatmaker but also a prolific artist and even a jazz musician who has recorded under a dozen aliases. This mix just scratches the surface of his work with MF Doom, J. Dilla, Lootpack, Freddie Gibbs, Kendrick Lamar, Erykah Badu and a whole lot more, laced throughout with original sample sources.

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John Phillips – Promise Not To Tell
Lootpack – Whenimondamic
Walter “Junie” Morrison – Suzie Thundertussy
Kanye West – No More Parties in LA (ft. Kendrick Lamar)
Fever Tree – Ninety Nine and One-Half
Madvillain – America’s Most Blunted (ft. Quasimoto)
Airto Moereira – Fingers (Al Rada)
Strong Arm Steady – Needle in the Haystack (ft. Roscoe & Guilty Simpson)
Lata Mangeshkar – Do Jhoot Jiye Ek Sach Ke Liye
Mos Def – Auditorium
Gap Mangione – Diana In The Wind
Jaylib – The Official
Jimmy Scott – I Wish I Knew
Kazi – A.V.E.R.A.G.E.
Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes – You May Not Love Me
Westside Gunn – Gunnlib
Wiki – Eggs
Lonnie Smith – In The Beginning
Madvillain – Figaro
Quasimoto – Come On Feet
Lootpack – Loopdigga
Brian Bennett – Solstice
Madlib & Freddie Gibbs – Harold’s
Yesterday’s New Quintet – Sun Goddess
Jahari Massamba Unit – Merde (Basse-cour)
Madlib – Hopprock
Erykah Badu – The Healer
Dudley Perkins – Flowers

March 9th, 2021Categories: DJ Mixes, The Rub