Medicine Show #5: History of the Loop Digga, 1990-2000 (2LP)

Medicine Show #5: History of the Loop Digga, 1990-2000 (2LP)


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Back in the 90s, “beat tapes” were literally that: cassette tapes of beats that a producer made either for himself, friends, or potential collaborators. Madlib made a bunch of them in the days between his early productions for the Alkaholiks (circa ’92) and the release of his Quasimoto album (2000), after which he took a couple of years off of the beats to focus on making jazz music before beginning a new era of hip-hop with Madvillain, Jaylib and Beat Konducta.

This collection of beats showcases the way that Madlib’s early hip-hop demos were filtered out to his crew of friends and associates, providing an opportunity for a unique view into Madlib’s working process. These beats, often freestyled on SP1200 or whatever machine he had at the ready, were picked up by rappers over a period of many years. Trainspotters will find it interesting that beats later destined for the likes of Wildchild and Percee P were made some years before those albums saw release.

This album is punctuated with a series of early solo-raps by Madlib and his Quasimoto alter ego and features the crew known collectively as CDP – those rappers who worked side by side with Madlib during the days of his Oxnard CA-based “Crate Diggas Palace” studios. 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.

Warning (Intro)
Static Invazion
Rapper X Radio
Last Day's Music
Nothing From Nothing
Episode VII
Episode VIII
Episode IX
Episode X
Episode XI
Episode XI
Episode XII
Episode XIII
Episode XIV
Episode XV
Episode XVI
Episode XVII
Episode XVIII
Episode XIX
Episode XX
Further Adventures Of Walkman Flavor
Episode XXII
Episode XXIII
Episode XXIV
Episode XXV
Episode XXVI
Episode XXVII
Live From Outer Space
Real Days
C.D.P. Assassins Pt. 1
C.D.P. Assassins Pt. 2 & 3
C.D.P. Assassins Pt. 4
C.D.P. Assassins Pt. 5
C.D.P. Assassins Pt. 6