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Madlib — August 14, 2015 | Comments (19)


Here’s the new Madlib joint, released by Madlib Invazion on limited run of vinyl with one-of-a-kind screen-printed covers. Three rap tracks + three instrumentals on Side A. Flip side has instrumentals for the rap tracks.

Future Islands’ Sam Herring Teams With Madlib for Rap Project Trouble Knows Me, Shares Track – Pitchfork

The record made it’s debut with a few copies available at events in Chicago and Los Angeles, the weekend of July 17-19, 2015. The rest of them are available on the Rappcats shop, a pre-order for September 1st release.

Produced by Madlib / A&R: Eothen Alapatt / Mixed and mastered by Dave Cooley for Elysian Masters. / Thanks to the Herring Family, Future Islands, Ben Gaffin, Ben Dickey, all the good teachers. The artwork is by Gustavo Eandi & Jeff Jank, printed by Hit & Run. There are 15-20 variations on the covers, each printed by hand.

Bonus track, not on the record – “Streetsweeper (Madlib Remix)”


  1. This is too cool. Thank you Rappcats for being the coolest site on the planet. Don’t stop.

    Comment by Layton — July 17, 2015, 2:52 pm
  2. So? Who is the unnamed MC?

    Comment by hoolahoe — July 17, 2015, 3:00 pm
  3. Whoa didn’t see that one comin.

    Comment by Michael — July 17, 2015, 3:03 pm
  4. Sam Herring is the MC. Lead singer of the band Future Islands. His rap name is Hemlock Ernst. Dope project. Thanks Rappcats!

    Comment by yoswayyy — July 17, 2015, 3:19 pm
  5. when will we know if we got the in-stock record or not? Thanks

    Comment by Robert — July 17, 2015, 5:15 pm
  6. remember mos spitting something over this track a few years ago…sounds dope regardless

    Comment by vipin — July 17, 2015, 6:58 pm
  7. i ordered at 11:02, but dont remember anything mentioning the restock. so i hope!

    Comment by e.k. — July 18, 2015, 2:41 am
  8. If I purchase today will it be one of the limited edition LP covers??

    Comment by Randm — July 21, 2015, 6:25 pm
  9. @Randm, yes all copies are screened and numbered as we’ve described here.

    Comment by Rappcats — July 21, 2015, 8:36 pm
  10. too stoked

    Comment by Nathan — July 22, 2015, 5:48 am
  11. Sweet collab.

    Comment by Leyah — July 24, 2015, 6:12 pm
  12. hello. just to let u know. u homepage weights a ton of mb’s. its super slow to load all the shit on the mainpage, every time someone need to check something out.

    the scroll button is getting smaller and smaller, the weights beyond and beyond.

    Comment by madf — July 25, 2015, 11:19 am
  13. will be available in europe? indie shops or where?

    Comment by raffaele — August 14, 2015, 6:02 pm
  14. The back of mine is blank, no tracklisting, no color, nothing…only a number on the bottom. Not really complaining just wondering if anyone else got one like this?

    Comment by M — September 3, 2015, 12:33 am
  15. M, that’s correct. They’re silk screened on front, stamp-numbered on back.

    Comment by admin — September 3, 2015, 4:29 pm
  16. Madlib is a FUCKEN Genius, A FUCKEN GENIUS

    Comment by Eric Rojas — September 4, 2015, 4:47 am
  17. How come LPs don’t come with downloads? Looks like downloads are made up, and for sale, so the extra work is already done.

    Comment by D — September 5, 2015, 6:34 pm
  18. Me too I got the blank one also. Too bad, I like how it sais “rap record for sale” on the back of the ones shown on website. Oh well can’t choose em, it’s all good.

    Comment by D — September 9, 2015, 12:22 am
  19. No track listing on mine either. Even the records aren’t labelled. I do love a surprise, but prefer to know which side is which.

    Comment by Kendall — October 6, 2015, 10:53 pm

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