Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Jaylib Returns

If there is ever a tribute to Dilla worth all the marbles, it's one done by his partner in crime and great friend Madlib.

Occasionally Madlib does some offbeat jazzy stuff that I can't quite wrap my head or ears around, but this is that Madvillain / Jaylib boom bap that is just heavy. The album is mostly instrumentals with a lot of Dilla adlibs thrown in.

Head over to Stones Throw to listen to what Madlib has put together and buy it. I did. For the price of a NYC hamburger you could have a Dilla tribute album forever. The cover art is atrocious (though big up to the magnificent Jeff Jank who does all of their work), but aside from that this album is a diamond in the rough.

...And yo Mad, after listening to this, ditch MF Doom, especially after all of his shenanigans. These beats would sound amazing with some Jay Electronica. That album would be an instant classic (and I say that carefully) with beats like Two For Pay Jay and Anthenagin. Two cents and Im out.

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