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Madlib Medicine Show: The Brick CD box set

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IN THE SHOP: MADLIB MEDICINE SHOW – THE BRICK (CD BOX SET)

Madlib Medicine Show is a music series the producer began in late 2009 as the official launch of his label Madlib Invazion. 13 CDs and 7 LPs were released in the series. Odd numbers (#1,3,5,7,9,11) are original Madlib productions (hip-hop, remix, beat tape and jazz). Even numbers (#2,4,6,8,10). are mixtapes of funk, soul, Brazilian, psych, jazz and other undefined forms of music from the Beat Konducta’s 4-ton* stack of vinyl. Madlib Medicine Show #12 and 13 are hip-hop remixes by Madlib.

THE BRICK ON CD compiles all 13 CD releases. The 2016 edition of The Brick has all CDs, each in 4-panel digipack sleeves, in a single box. THE BRICK ON VINYL compiles all of the odd-number, original works.

1. Madlib Medicine Show #1: Before the Verdict
Hip-hop Album feat. Guilty Simpson. Full-length, 17-tracks, combining new material and remixes.
2. Madlib Medicine Show #2: Flight to Brazil
Mixtape. 80-minutes of Brazilian psyche, folk and jazz.
3. Madlib Medicine Show #3: Beat Konducta in Africa
Hip-hop Album. Inspired by and based on African records of the early 1970s – obscure & independent vinyl gems from afro-beat, funk, psych-rock, garage-rock & soul movements from Africa.
4. Madlib Medicine Show #4: 420 Chalice All-Stars
Mixtape. All Jamaican sounds, 80 minutes. Complete with Los Angeles medicinal marijuana guide.
5. Madlib Medicine Show #5: History of the Loop Digga
Hip-Hop Album. Madlib’s early years, 1990-2000, from beat cassettes produced for local rap crew Crate Digga’s Palace.
6. Madlib Medicine Show #6: The Brain Wreck Show
Mixtape. Psych-prog-avante-freak-out-funk rock mix CD.
7. Madlib Medicine Show #7: High Jazz
Jazz Album. All new Madlib productions from his collective of jazz groups and musicians known as Yesterdays Universe.
8. Madlib Medicine Show #8: Advanced Jazz
Mixtape. A jazz music course with no grades, lecturer or tests – just a room of dusty jazz vinyl and Madlib at the turntable.
9. Madlib Medicine Show #9: Channel 85 Presents Nittyville
Hip-Hop Album feat. Frank Nitt. Loosely-based concept album around an obscure TV show, Nittyville, running on Channel 85. Full-length, 14 tracks.
10. Madlib Medicine Show #10: Black Soul
Mixtape. The Disco era, 80 mins, mixed by Madlib.
11. Madlib Medicine Show #11: Low Budget Hi-Fi
Hip-Hop Album. Dirty Demos produced by Madlib, with The Professionals (Madlib+Oh No), MED, Strong Arm Steady, AG, Guilty Simpson, J. Rocc, Supreme Team (Madlib+Karriem Riggins), and Jaylib.
12. Madlib Medicine Show #12: Raw Medicine
Hip-Hop Remixes. Part mixtape, part beat tape, featuring a host of un-suspecting collaborators that run the gamut from thugs, street poets, star emcees and underdogs. The show runs 60 minute with 30+ tracks.
13. Madlib Medicine Show: 13: Black Tape
Hip-Hop Remixes. The previously-unannounced encore to the Medicine Show series, and continuation of number 12. 60 minutes, 35 tracks.

(*4-tons of vinyl, this is true.)

We left copies of The Brick in random places all around the world to celebrate the Medicine Show: Tokyo, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Paris.



The first edition of The Brick was a stack of jewel cases. This is now out of print.

Madlib Medicine Show: The Aftermath

Madlib Medicine Show, Rappcats — November 9, 2012 | Comments (5)

Madlib Invazion is producer Madlib’s proprietary independent record label. He incorporated the imprint in late 2009 to release his Madlib Medicine Show musical series. The idea was simple but challenging: release one album a month, for one year. With no preconceived notion as to what the series might become, Madlib would eventually create thirteen albums (now packaged as The Brick) and several other limited-edition vinyl releases. He has since produced shows worldwide under the Madlib Medicine Show banner and develops each of his projects under Madlib Invazion.

The Madlib Medicine Show experiment opened the doors for the producer’s collaboration with the rapper Freddie Gibbs, with whom Madlib has produced the acclaimed Thuggin’ and Shame EPs. An album nearing completion is scheduled for release on Madlib Invazion in 2013.

Madlib, Freddie Gibbs, J Rocc and Egon, have recently wrapped up 2012’s Madlib Medicine Show dates in the US, Europe, Russia and Australia, one of which is hazily captured in in this video by Mochilla’s Eric Coleman. While in Europe, he completed a photo shoot and interview for a cover feature in France’s acclaimed Modzik magazine which will hit news stands this month. Among other projects, a Quasimoto retrospective is in the works for Stones Throw. And while this video is titled “The Aftermath,” Madlib has already hinted at “more medicine.”

Upcoming: Madlib, Del the Funky Homosapien in Denver, Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, Dec. 21, 2012

Wet paint: Madlib Medicine Show vinyl editions

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The first vinyl edition of Madlib Medicine Show were released in one-of-a-kind silkscreened sleeves and an extra disc of music. These were designed by Jeff Jank, printed by Hit + Run, and contain additional artwork by Gustavo Eandi, Benjamin Marra. Here are a few selects.

Read more:
Pitchforkmedia.com – Take Cover: Madlib Medicine Show
Stonesthrow.com – Madlib Medicine Show

Free Medicine: London

London, April 18, 3:50 PM, BST – There’s a Madlib Medicine Show “Brick” at 1 Inverness St market, Camden. It’s in a crate. Free for whoever gets there first.

Update: drama on the Madlib Facebook indicates the brick has been picked up.

THE BRICK is the complete collection of Madlib’s Medicine Show series: 13 CD’s, 13 booklets, all wrapped together. Pre-order available a Stones Throw. Release date is April 27.

The brick contains…
Medicine Show #1: Before the Verdict
Medicine Show #2: Flight to Brazil
Medicine Show #3: Beat Konducta in Africa
Medicine Show #4: 420 Chalice All-Stars
Medicine Show #5: History of the Loop Digga
Medicine Show #6: The Brain Wreck Show
Medicine Show #7: High Jazz
Medicine Show #8: Advanced Jazz
Medicine Show #9: Nittyville
Medicine Show #10: Black Soul
Medicine Show #11: Low Budget High Fi
Medicine Show #12: Raw Medicine
Medicine Show #13: Black Tape

Madlib Medicine Show #12 Track List

Madlib Medicine Show — September 20, 2011 | Comments (12)

1: Intro
2: Capone-n-Noreaga
3: Inspectah Deck’s verse from 7L & Esoteric’s “Speaking Real Words” / Rae’s verse from Big Pun’s “Fire Water”
4: Q-Tip – For The Nasty
5: Interlude
6: Royce The 5’9 – Bustin
7: Interlude
8: Doom’s verse from De La Soul’s Roc Co Kane Flow
9: J Dilla – Let’s Take It Back
10: Remixes 2 Intro
11: Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz – Cross Bronx Expressway
12: Musiq Soulchild – Caught Up / Ghostface – Love Session
13: Frank N Dank – Ma Dukes
14: O-Solo – I’m A Monsta
15: Interlude
16: Clipse – Pussy
17: Skillz – Ya’ll Dont Wanna Do That
18: Interlude
19: Madlib – The Wigflip
20: Az – Never Change
21: Interlude
22: Royal Flush – Shines
23: Ghostface – Save Me Dear
24: Interlude
25: Phil Da Agony – Watch Out
26: Guilty Simpson (OJ Simpson) – Outside
27: QB’s Finest – Da Bridge 2001
28: Interlude
29: Cappadonna – Black Boy
30: Beanie Sigel – Wanted
31: Interlude
32: M.E.D. –
33: Kardinal Offishal – Belly Dancer
34: The Un – D.O.A.
35: Sadat X – verse from Diamond D’s “Feel It”
36: Interlude
37: Outro

Madlib – Medicine Show #8: Advanced Jazz

Madlib Medicine Show — August 1, 2010 | Comments (0)

IN THE SHOP: MADLIB MEDICINE SHOW #8: ADVANCED JAZZ

Imagine an 80-minute music history course talking place in a dusty, hazy studio with wall-to-wall jazz vinyl – records from the past 40 years – jazz, fusion, funky, obscure. This course will not be graded. There will be no lecture. Madlib’s at the turntable. Class is now in session.

Madlib has always called himself a DJ first, producer second, with jazz music as his first love and inspiration. With that in mind you might say this is what he does best. The front & back cover is the painting Jazzcats Crossing the Hudson. CD contains an 8-page booklet.

The track list is not published, but for a few years now the community has been working on it. Feel free to add:

Track / Time / Artist / Song Title

01. “Miles” – 0:00:00 – Intro –
01. “Miles” – 0:00:50 – Edison Machado – Solo
01. “Miles” – 0:02:18 – Jimmy Heath – Angel Man
01. “Miles” – 0:03:51 –
01. “Miles” – 0:04:06 –
02. “Ornette” – 0:00:00 – Horace Parlan – Dexi
02. “Ornette” – 0:00:00 – A Childs Garden of Grass Part 2 –
02. “Ornette” – 0:01:20 – marijuana skit
02. “Ornette” – 0:01:40 – Horace Tapscott – The Dark Tree
02. “Ornette” – 0:02:38 – Dadisi Komolafe – Speak No Evil
02. “Ornette” – 0:05:09 – Don Pullen – Sploogie Doo
03. “Pharoah” – 0:00:00 – Credibility Gap – Kingpin
03. “Pharoah” – 0:01:24 – Ensemble Al Salaam – Malika
03. “Pharoah” – 0:03:13 – Augusto Martelli – Walk In Caribe
03. “Pharoah” – 0:04:05 – Marion Brown Quartet – Capricorn Moon
03. “Pharoah” – 0:04:57 –
03. “Pharoah” – 0:05:02 – Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – New World
03. “Pharoah” – 0:10:35 – Kenny Cox & The Contemporary Jazz Quintet – Eclipse
04. “Herbie” – 0:00:30 –
04. “Herbie” – 0:00:55 –
04. “Herbie” – 0:01:40 – Black oral narrative poets – Get In Out Of The Rain
04. “Herbie” – 0:02:26 – New York Art Quartet – No.6
04. “Herbie” – 0:03:10 –
05. “Mingus” – 0:00:00 – Rahsaan Roland Kirk – Bonus Track
05. “Mingus” – 0:00:30 – Lester Bowie – Rope-A-Dope
05. “Mingus” – 0:02:20 –
05. “Mingus” – 0:03:20 –
05. “Mingus” – 0:04:15 – New York Art Quartet – Black Dada Nihilismus
05. “Mingus” – 0:05:10 – George Duke – My Soul
05. “Mingus” – 0:05:53 – Byron Morris & Unity – ERAA
05. “Mingus” – 0:07:46 – Miroslav Vitous – Purple
06. “Ra” – 0:00:00
06. “Ra” – 0:00:25
06. “Ra” – 0:01:00 – Young Jazz Rebels – Newear
06. “Ra” – 0:01:08
06. “Ra” – 0:01:40 – Doug Hammond & David Durrah – For Real
06. “Ra” – 0:04:00 – Billy Higgins – Horizons
06. “Ra” – 0:04:57 – Billy Higgins – Amazon
06. “Ra” – 0:07:50 – Jeremy Steig – Energy
06. “Ra” – 0:08:36 – Jeremy Steig – Energy / Conversation with Herbie Hancock
07. “Dolphy” – 0:00:28 – Miles Davis – Limbo (Alternate Take) / Conversation with Herbie Hancock
07. “Dolphy” – 0:01:43 – Phil Ranelin – Horace’s Scope
07. “Dolphy” – 0:04:32 – Ju Ju – (Struggle) Home
07. “Dolphy” – 0:05:18 – Bobby Hutcherson – Laugh, Laugh Again
07. “Dolphy” – 0:06:50 – Lord Buckley – Hip Einie
07. “Dolphy” – 0:08:19 – Eddie Henderson – Fusion
07. “Dolphy” – 0:10:33 – Nat Adderley – St. M
08. “Ranelin” – 0:00:30 – Nat adderley – Grey Moses
08. “Ranelin” – 0:00:39 – Nathan Davis Sextet – Sconsolato
08. “Ranelin” – 0:02:05 –
08. “Ranelin” – 0:03:27 – Khaliq Al-Rouf & Salaam – Malcolm, The Call
08. “Ranelin” – 0:05:15 – Justo Almario – Seventh Avenue
08. “Ranelin” – 0:06:10 – Justo Almario – Aquarian Mood
09. “Deodato” – 0:00:00 – Lord Buckley –
09. “Deodato” – 0:00:35 – Doug Hammond & David Durrah – Wake Up Brothers
09. “Deodato” – 0:01:38 – Jayne Cortez – How Long has The Trane Been Gone
09. “Deodato” – 0:02:45 –
10. “Coltrane” – 0:00:00 – Herbie Hancock – Chameleon
10. “Coltrane” – 0:00:24 – Horace Silver – The Soul And Its Expression: Part 1: The Search For Direction/Part 2: Direction Discovered
10. “Coltrane” – 0:04:45 – Elvin Jones – Moon Dance
10. “Coltrane” – 0:06:04 – Miles Davis – Sanctuary
10. “Coltrane” – 0:06:15 – Charles Tolliver – Plight
10. “Coltrane” – 0:07:37 – Lord Buckley – Governor Slugwell
10. “Coltrane” – 0:08:00
10. “Coltrane” – 0:08:40

Jazzcats Crossing the Hudson

The classic painting “Jazzcats Crossing the Hudson” appears on Madlib Medicine Show #8: Advanced Jazz, a jazz mix tape.

from Wikipedia:

“Jazzcats Crossing the Hudson is an 1851 oil-on-canvas painting by German American artist Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze. It pre-emptively commemorates the arrival in New York City of jazz greats Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Sun Ra, Pharoah Sanders, Steve Kuhn and others. The painting is remarkable for the fact that it was created decades before the birth of any of these jazz artists.”

Madlib Medicine Show #8 was designed by Jeff Jank.

Madlib Medicine Show #3: Beat Konducta in Africa

Madlib Medicine Show No. 3: Beat Konducta in Africa is third installment of the producer’s one-release-a-month music series. The album will be released in standard 2LP, CD, digital format, and as a limited edition 3LP version with more material (see below).

iTunes: Madlib – Beat Konducta in Africa

Beat Konducta in Africa is an instrumental hip-hop album produced & mixed with Madlib, featuring J. Rocc. This album bases itself on the obscure vinyl gems from the afro-beat, funk, psych-rock, garage-rock & soul movements of African countries as diverse as Zambia, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, Botswana and Ivory Coast.

Madlib’s Beat Konducta instrumental series – created from Madlib’s raw beat tapes – began in 2006 with Movie Scenes, an imaginary movie & TV soundtrack with the feel of Blaxpoitation soul, afro-psychedelia and moody progressive rock. Beat Konducta in India and A Tribute to J Dilla followed in 2007 and 2009.