"me·dic·i·nal: A preparation or product having the properties of a medicine.
li·ba·tion: The pouring of a liquid offering as a religious ritual.
When super producer J Dilla passed away in 2006, few could claim they felt the loss more than Madlib. He and Dilla had come together to present one of the most critically claimed albums of 2003, Champion Sound, and were planning on coming together again to continue to bring jaw-dropping soundscapes to the masses for years to come. It wasn't meant to be. Since the loss of J-Dilla, Jaylib's other half has continued pushing his beat factory to its limits, interweaving solo projects dedicated to or predicated by Dilla's spirit in with EPs and albums highlighting some of today's most underrated lyricists and singers. Madlib is the textbook definition of a "über-producer", one who raises the bar consistently in quality and quantity, leaving a legacy few (besides his partner J-Dilla) could even come close to touching. But, as Roger Guenver Smith said as he portrayed Huey P. Newton in the critically-acclaimed A Huey P. Newton Story, "Everyone wants to bring you flowers when you die, no one gives you a bowl of soup to help keep you alive." It is in this context, Dub MD and Cyrano would like to present a "bowl of soup" to Madlib entitled Madicinal Libationz.
Cyrano's horizons are set even higher for 2009 as he attempts to add to his ever-growing, Madlib-esque catalog, including releasing 3 albums, Back 2 Lyfe (produced by Centric for Free At Last Music Group) and Soul Train Dancer: A Tribute To Rosie Perez (produced by JSLIKK for Backpackers Anonymous Music Group) along with SOBEIT (produced by Kid Hum for House Of Waxx Recordings) Also, be on the lookout as the RockTheDub website will be releasing a mixtape with Cy Yung entitled The Bleu Bayou Project. In addition to all that Dub MD with be connecting once again with Detroit emcee Nametag for Classic Cadence Vol. 2 and once again with the diabolical genius that is Illmind for Blaps, Rhymes & Life Vol. 3 in the next couple of months, stay tuned!"
01.) Pacification (Produced By Madlib & Mamao)
02.) Mongrels (Produced By Quasimoto)
03.) Da Boom (Produced By Quasimoto)
04.) Delusions Of Slander (feat. Naturel) (Produced By Madlib)
05.) SONAR (Produced By Madlib)
06.) Forcefeel (feat. SiLent Knight) (Produced By Madlib)
07.) Madagascar (Produced By Quasimoto)
08.) How You Feel (feat. Access Immortal) (Produced By Quasimoto)
09.) Montego Bay (feat. Ill Poetic) (Produced By Madlib & Mamao)
10.) O.K. Corral (Produced By Madlib)
11.) P.A.T.O.I.S. (feat. Wordsmith & Junclassic) (Produced By Madlib)
12.) Red Bird (Produced By Madlib)
13.) Vowel Movements (Produced By Madlib)
14.) Wrapsure (Produced By Madlib)
15.) Goin' Back To El Segundo (feat. Dominque Larue) (Produced By Madlib)
16.) A Hard Drive (Produced By Madlib)
17.) Aftershox (feat. Zero Star) (Produced By Madlib & Mamao)
18.) Bing Chaireez (feat. Junclassic) (Produced By Madlib)
19.) Bolsheviks (Produced By Jaylib)
20.) C.Y.I.D.I.T.C. (Produced By Quasimoto)
I highly recommend this one - very ill project, which I've known about for a bit and surprisingly kept it quiet! I'm working on Cy's Bleu Bayou, I'll be unleashing that one in the very near future. SOBEIT is coming, too!
EDIT It looks like the good folks over at Stones Throw are hating on this project. For some reason (I think they believe that the use of Madlib instrumentals will somehow stop their money), the majority of the links being created for this project are dying. What I need you to do is KEEP THIS PROJECT ALIVE! If you dig quality Hip-Hop, love the work Madlib has blessed the people with, and respect the hardwork and dedication it took to get this project off the ground, I ask you - download this from one of the following links:
(mirror \ mirror \ mirror \ mirror \ mirror \ mirror)
Then make your own. Pass it to your friends. Torrent the fuck out of it. Show 'em that real Hip-Hop needs to be heard.
Most importantly, hit me with the links so I can keep this updated! Thank you.
EDIT Here's a permanent link, via Planet Urban.