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Madlib – One Hundred Beats

Madlib — September 18, 2013 | Comments (17)

Madlib makes beats. Hundreds of beats. Behind the scenes, these beats have been passed around to his collaborators on countless CD-R’s over the years. For a few years in the past decade Madlib was using a number system as titles. “One Hundred Beats” was an accurately-named set of raw, unfinished beats on a double-CD set, quickly followed by “Another Hundred Beats” on two more CDs. Other “hundreds” came in the months and years that followed, until other series titles took their place. These works in progress were backed up on hard drives, and just a few covers were made for posterity. These two photos come from the archives of J Rocc and Jeff Jank.

For those who have asked where to get these, the answer is that you probably already have them. One Hundred Beats and Another Hundred Beats provided much of the basis for the albums like Madvillainy by Madvillain, Champion Sound by Jaylib, A Lil’ Light by Dudley Perkins, and several other releases of the era.

Madlib – 100 Beats


  1. Heat heat HEAT!!!!!!

    Comment by James1 — September 18, 2013, 4:39 pm
  2. where is the buy it now button cuz i cant find it!

    Comment by josh — September 18, 2013, 4:46 pm
  3. Talib Kewli & Madlib “Liberation” beats

    Comment by Rizzla — September 18, 2013, 5:24 pm
  4. …yeah, but we still want the other 170. sell them! …do it.

    Comment by James Frank. — September 18, 2013, 6:05 pm
  5. Why not just press a bunch of copies. Hell, even make it a limited release. I would buy just for that Jeff Jank artwork alone. Just saying. People want em.

    Comment by Terry — September 18, 2013, 6:26 pm
  6. I want that Liberation instros too….I think I saw artwork for it before too.

    Comment by phemom — September 18, 2013, 7:22 pm
  7. “i wan order 1 big daddy kaaaane, 1 booyatribe…”

    Comment by bummy — September 18, 2013, 8:18 pm
  8. would pay money for these

    Comment by fake krills — September 18, 2013, 9:26 pm
  9. Got 2get my hands on one hundred n another hundred beats buy the ma himself!

    Comment by D2 — September 18, 2013, 10:00 pm
  10. Will somebody put out Jaylib..”the ruckus”(original version+Instrumental) on 7 inch already! One of the hardest Madlib beats ever!

    Comment by Finimo — September 18, 2013, 10:04 pm
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  12. Make a run of 500 of each sell them for $15 each and watch the Chedder role in

    Comment by Samgoodz — September 19, 2013, 2:53 am
  13. Yeah, we may already own them via owning several Madlib-produced pieces of work, but obviously the heads that listen to thist style if music are going to want to own the OG versions of the beats, and to see what “style” Madlib was on during that period. Please press up some copies and make them for sale. Thanks.

    Comment by Crawlrawl — September 19, 2013, 5:28 am
  14. There’s more…

    Comment by Donnie D — September 21, 2013, 4:54 pm
  15. Damn any info on that Lil Light’ record?

    Comment by Liam — October 2, 2013, 11:27 am
  16. I got the lil light instrumentals on vinyl

    Comment by Jon — November 4, 2013, 10:58 pm
  17. Yall niggas put this up, KNOWIN niggas were gonna want to buy it at any price, and it’s not even for sale. Grimey

    Comment by Likewordson — January 23, 2014, 11:30 pm

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