Friday, February 22, 2008
Madlib - Shades of Blue
Otis Jackson Jr. is Madlib. He has compiled and cooperated dozens of times with a multitude of talented MC's and DJ's alike. Madvillain - "Madvillainy" was most notably his claim to fame. There he cooperated with the illustrious MF Doom. If you know it, you know the beats are soo butter.
The legendary Blue Note jazz label had the confidence and trust to give Madlib the keys to the vault and let him mix. The result is "Shades of Blue". He wanted to explore the roots of hip-hop and create a sort of survey of the beats and melodies that have shaped the specifically American musical genre. This album is a gem. To say he was successful is an understatement. This album showcases his vision. Enjoy.