Madlib got a bit lost in his detour into jazz Madlib Medicine Show's 7 (High Jazz) and 8 (Advanced Jazz). He was supposed to circle back with a punch-you-in-the-face return to hip-hop form a collaborative album with Detroit rapper Frank Nitti but instead he found himself lost in the Lost Gates... a place where Black Soul (Madlib Medicine Show 10) really means Disco Funk.
Sorry about that.
The good news is: he's back. And that hip-hop album, for which the Medicine Show faithfully have been holding their tickets, is finally here. It's called Lowbudget High-Fi Music and it's a interesting look back at the Madlib Medicine Show and a prelude of what is to come in the 12th, 13th and maybe 9th releases in the series.
All of the regular Madlib collaborators MED, Guilty Simpson, Strong Arm Steady are represented here with exclusive tracks. Karriem Riggins pops in for a Supreme Team interlude, as does A.G. Madlib digs out a Jaylib-era track that was earmarked for the never-realized second album and, of course, interludes, outerludes and probably queludes abound.
The Madlib Medicine Show series is a combination of Madlib's new hip-hop productions, remixes, beat tapes, and jazz, as well as mixtapes of funk, soul, Brazilian, psych, jazz and other undefined forms of music from the Beat Konducta's 4-ton stack of vinyl.
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