Bilal collaborates with Madlib and covers Stevie Wonder on new mixtape
While Bilal was the exciting young thing of Neo-Soul as far back as 2001, he's had a rough time of it over the past couple of years. His second album was killed by his label Interscope and a internet leak in 2006 has left him doing features ever since. However with a new album due on Valentines Day in 2013 he seems to be back in the limelight where he belongs.
As part of the build up to this return Bilal has just dropped a new mixtape, The Retrospection. The collection includes a selection of old material, as well as a wealth of new and unheard material. The cover of Stevie Wonder's 'Too High' is a definite highlight, and can be downloaded at his facebook page here. His cover of 'Too High' can be found below. [via Fact]
Freddie Gibbs and Madlib are gearing up to release their much anticipated collaborative album formerly known as Cocaine Piñata but now just plain Piñata LP. Building the hype and riding the wave of momentum, this Indiana rapper and Producer pair will be releasing their latest EP - the six-tracker entitled Deeper. This is their third EP to date after Thuggin' in 2011 and Shame in 2012 (which we admit you can hardly call 2 tracks an EP). [read more]
Last year Stones Throw put out Quasimoto's rarieties collection Yessir Whatever as nick gimmicky vinyl pressing that came complete with a giant peelable Velvet Underground reference on the cover. Apparently there are still a few even rarer tracks from the high-pitched-animated alter ego of Madlib that have yet to see the light of day, one of which will see the light of day in limited 45rpm Quasimoto-shaped-picture-disc form. [read more]
Good news for people that like amazing shows; Madlib is playing a show at Koko in London this April. [read more]
Three years ago, Los Angeles producer Madlib debuted his sprawling collection of Beat Konducta records, which featured the celebrated Beat Konducta In Africa collection. And for one time only next month, Madlib will be debuting the follow-up material, Rock Konducta. [read more]