Madlib On ‘People’s Party With Talib Kweli’

Madlib On 'People's Party With Talib Kweli'

In this episode of “People’s Party With Talib Kweli”, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with legendary DJ, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and rapper:

The Bad Kid, The Beat Konducta, The Loop Digga, Quasimoto…


They were privileged enough to get a rare interview with one of the most elusive legends in hip-hop. Here’s what they discussed:

  • Using music to steer clear of gang-life in his hometown of Oxnard, CA
  • His family’s deep roots in Jazz music
  • Brother rapper/producer Oh No and Madlib’s first group Lootpack
  • Being influenced by the works of Melvin Van Peebles
  • Working under his alias of Quasimoto
  • His mystical musical connection with J Dilla and his love of MF Doom
  • Talib and Madlib working together on ‘Liberation’
  • Getting to remix his favorite Blue Note Records’ tracks for ‘Shades Of Blue’
  • Making ‘Auditorium’ with Mos Def and ‘The Healer’ with Erykah Badu
  • Producing the entire ‘Black Star II’ album
  • Working with Freddie Gibbs on ‘Piñata’ and ‘Bandana’
  • Madlib’s friendship with Mac Miller
  • Why a producer’s equipment isn’t important and the power of an iPad
  • The eclectic vision of his project ‘Sound Ancestors’
  • DJs having the easy path to becoming great producers
  • Madlib gives his top 5 producers

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