Madlib born Otis Jackson Jr. also going with the moniker Quasimoto is an American DJ,rapper, multi-instrumentalist and music producer. Madlib is considered as one of the most prolific and critically acclaimed hip hop producers of the 2000s. Over the years, he has collaborated with different hip hop artists,under different monikers such as Madvillian, when he collaborated with MF DOOM, Jaylib upon collaborating with J Dilla and MadGibb when collaborating with Freddie Gibbs. He described himself as a “DJ first, producer second, and MC last,” and he has done several projects as a DJ, mixer, or remixer. In 2016, he produced Kanye’s song featuring Kendrick titled No More parties in LA.
Madlib Age | Birthday | How Old Is Madlib?
The producer was born on October 24, 1973 in Oxnard, California and is 45 years old in 2018.
Madlib Family | Parents
The Dj’s father is Mr.Otis Jackson, Sr. while his mother is Mrs. Dora Sinesca Jackson. Both of his parents were renown musicians. The producer has a younger brother called Michael ‘Oh No’ Jackson. He is also a producer and a rapper . He was born into a musical family as his uncle also musical. His uncle is the jazz trumpeter Jon Faddis. He started music at a young age while he was 11 years old; sampling his first song from his father’s musical collection.
Madlib Young|Crate Diggas Palace| CDP
The producer formed a rappers collective group in the early 1990s composed of rappers and friends that worked with him while in his”Crate Diggas Palace” studio in Oxnard. This collective came to be known as CDP. He went on to record music of his own with the group Lootpack. Their 12-inch EP “Ill Psyche Move,” was released by the producer’s father Mr.Otis Jackson, Sr in 1995 on their label Crate Diggas Palace.
Madlib Stones Throw Records Label
After the signing, Madlib would continue to produce music for the rap group and in 1999, The Lootpack released their debut album titled ‘Soundpieces: Da Antidote’ and continued releasing records for the label for a decade
Madlib | Quasimoto
Madlib released his first solo work in the year 200, using the pseudonym Quasimoto. Thealbum was titled ‘The Unseen’ and was released in 2000 to much critical acclaim. Spin Magazine named the album as one of the top 20 albums of 2000.
In 2005, the producer under his moniker Quasimoto released the Quasimoto album titled The Further Adventures of Lord Quas. The album was accepted well and continued the Quasimoto tradition of using vocal samples from Melvin Van Peebles, who is credited on the album liner notes as a collaborator.
The producer’s net worth is estimated to be $1.7 Million in 2018 with his income streaming from music sales, production and tours.
Madlib Jazz |Yesterdays New Quintet
Madlib took a break from hiphop venturing into Jazz in 2001. The producer under the pseudonym Yesterdays New Quintet, began releasing a series of Jazz-based, hip-hop and electronic-influenced music where he played the quintet’s instruments
Madlib Shades of Blue
The producer was invited by Blue Note Records in 2003 to remix tracks from their archives. The album would later come to be known as ‘Shades of Blue’. Additionally, the album contained newly recorded interpretations of Blue Note originals, many of which were credited to members of Yesterdays New Quintet. Beginning with the 2007 album The Funky Side of Life by Yesterdays New Quintet spinoff group Sound Directions, the Yesterdays Universe also began incorporating additional session musicians who were not pseudonyms of Madlib.
Madlib & J Dilla| Jaylib
In 2003, the producer made his return to hip-hop music announcing two collaborative projects. The producer announced a collaborative project with hip hop producer J Dilla with the duo coining their moniker Jaylib. Jaylib released an album titled Champion Sound in 2003.
Madlib & MF Doom| Madvillian
The producer also collaborated with rapper MF Doom in 2004. The duo coined their pseudonym Madvillain. Their highly anticipated album was titled Madvillainy and upon its release; was received positively to much critical acclaim going ahead to top charts.
Madlib Drum Kit
Included in the Quasimoto Sound Kit are dozens of free sound effects, drums, snares and kicks generally useful for creating dusty vinyl inspired hip-hop beats, although you can use them for any type of production.
These free fruity loops sounds were created to use in any beat making program such FL Studio or Reason by importing the .wav files. 14 of the sound samples were filtered and contributed by Dolomike of Big Beat Productions.
Madlib Invazion| Medicine Show
In 2010, the producer announced that he was starting his own imprint called Madlib Invazion which was founded to release a music series called Madlib Medicine Show. The series would ultimately take over two years to complete, culminating with 13 album releases and several vinyl-only EPs, spanning hip-hop, jazz, remixes, and multi-genre DJ mix tapes. The label has continued to release records outside of the original series.
Madlib A Tribe Called Quest
The producer composed the film score for the A Tribe Called Quest documentary film Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest in 2011.
Madlib & Freddie Gibbs | Pinata| Bandana
in late 2011, the producer met with rapper Freddie Gibbs for a collaboration album that commenced with the release of an EP titled Thuggin. Consecutively on June 22, 2012, the duo collaborated on a second EP titled Shame. A third EP titled Deeper was released on September 24, 2013. The duo’s collaboration album Piñata was later released to critical acclaim on March 18, 2014. The duo also came together to collaborate on an album titled Bandana that was set to be released in 2019.
In a 2010 interview with LA Weekly, the producer confessed that Rapper Kanye West put five of his beats on hold for the album he was working on at the time. While none of the beats were used, Madlib did take part in the recording sessions for the album, which evolved from Good Ass Job to My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. He was also rumored to be a part of West’s collaboration album with Jay-Z entitled Watch the Throne but ultimately was not. West was interviewed as part of the 2014 Stones Throw documentary film Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton, in which he opens up about working with Madlib and wanting more of his beats for future projects.
On January 18, 2016, West released the Madlib-produced “No More Parties in L.A.” featuring Kendrick Lamar on SoundCloudas part of his GOOD Fridays series. According to reports, the track originated from the recording sessions for My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy in 2010. West also recited a few lines from the track in the Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton interview. “No More Parties in L.A.” appears on his seventh album, which underwent several name changes; So Help Me God, SWISH, Waves and finally The Life of Pablo, released on February 12, 2016. West also hinted at the possibility of future collaborations with Madlib via Twitter thanking him for sending over six beat CDs.
Madlib style and influences
While on an interview on Chrome Children, the producer stated that his most significant musical influences to date included Miles Davis, Sun Ra and David Axelrod. Some of his rap influences are Large Professor, Marley Marl, Paul C, DJ Pooh and Dr. Dre.
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- Solo albums
- The Unseen (2000) (as Quasimoto)
- Shades of Blue (2003) (remix tracks from the Blue Note Records archive)
- Theme for a Broken Soul (2004) (as DJ Rels)
- The Further Adventures of Lord Quas (2005) (as Quasimoto)
- WLIB AM: King of the Wigflip (2008)
- Yessir Whatever (2013) (as Quasimoto)
- Piñata Beats (2014)
- Rock Konducta Part 1 & Part 2 (2014)
- The Beats (Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton Soundtrack) (2014)
- Collaborative albums
- Soundpieces: Da Antidote (1999) (with Wildchild and DJ Romes, as Lootpack)
- Champion Sound (2003) (with J Dilla, as Jaylib)
- Madvillainy (2004) (with MF Doom, as Madvillain)
- Liberation (2007) (with Talib Kweli, as Liberation)
- Perseverance (2007) (with Percee P)
- Sujinho (2008) (with Ivan Conti, as Jackson Conti)
- Madvillainy 2: The Madlib Remix (2008) (with MF Doom, as Madvillain)
- O. J. Simpson (album) (2010) (with Guilty Simpson)
- In Search of Stoney Jackson (2010) (with Strong Arm Steady)
- Piñata (2014) (with Freddie Gibbs, as MadGibbs)
- Trouble Knows Me (2015) (with Hemlock Ernst)
- Bad Neighbor (2015) (with MED and Blu)
- Bandana (2019) (with Freddie Gibbs, as MadGibbs)