Madlib - WLIB AM CD

Madlib - WLIB AM CDMadlib
Label: Rapster Records
Year: 2008
Price: $12.95
Format: CD

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WLIB AM: King of the Wigflip finds Madlib venturing away from the deconstruction of world rhythms on recent projects and returning to his Western hemisphere roots in hip-hop and R&B. WLIB AM plays like the days when AM radio ruled the airwaves, transmitting a crackling, low-fi melange, turning singles into stars and flipping wigs with each twist of the dial. This final edition of the Beat Generation series includes guest appearances from Talib Kweli, Murs, Oh No, Guilty Simpson, Defari, Georgia Anne Muldrow, and many others.

1.Beat Konducta - 'The New Resident'
2.Guilty Simpson - 'Blow the Horns On 'Em'
3.Georgia Anne Muldrow - 'The Plan Pt. 1'
4.Beat Konducta - 'Tension'
5.Defari - 'Gamble On Ya Boy'
6.MED - 'The Ox (805)' (feat. Poke)
7.Beat Konducta - 'All Virtue'
8.J Rocc - 'Blindfold Test #10 (He Don't Play)'
9.Prince Po - 'The Thang-Thang'
10.Madlib - 'Heat'
11.Beat Konducta - 'Smoke Break'
12.Georgia Anne Muldrow - 'The Plan (Reprise)'
13.Karriem Riggins - 'Life'
14.Beat Konducta - 'Parklight'
15.Frenza - 'Yo Yo Affair Pt. 1 & 2'
16.The Professionals (Oh No & Madlib) - 'I Want It Back'
17.Beat Konducta - 'Disco Dance'
18.Liberation - 'What It Do'
19.Roc C - 'Take That Money' (feat. Oh No)
20.Frank-N-Dank - 'Drinks Up!'
21.Stacy Epps - 'The Way That I Live'
22.Murs - 'Ratrace'
23.Guilty Simpson - 'Go!'
24.Beat Konducta - 'Stop'

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Madlib- WLIB AM King of the Wigflip, October 14, 2008
By: SUPeRB - See all my reviews

The Barely Breaking Even (BBE) label has marked this album as the grand finale to their Beat Generation series. Who better to conclude a run of great hip-hop albums honoring the best producers than the multi-instrumentalist Madlib? He has been a leading underground hip-hop producer/MC/DJ out of Oxnard, CA since his group, the Lootpack, formed in 1990. Madlib's latest album features several members of the Stones Throw family, Defari from the Likwit Crew and drummer/producer/MC Karriem Riggins. Madlib's weeded interludes layered with obscure samples and a bundle of dynamic instrumentals take us through the mind of the Beat Konducta. Most of the album rings true to Madlib's subversive style, but some of the featured artists make this album more boastful in comparison to his earlier projects. And even though most of the rhymes are not very innovative the album blesses us with the dynamic sound of Madlib. His ability to create any kind of hip-hop/rap music results in masterpieces like, "Ratrace," an 808-heavy beat that sets the pace for Murs to speculate on chasing women. This album is a fairly accurate representation of Madlib's style of production, only lacking aspects of his jazz projects, Yesterdays New Quintet and Sound Directions. Madlib is still at the top of the crate-diggin' game. Buy this if you have enjoyed any of the Beat Konducta volumes or Guilty Simpson albums.

Ummm....disapointing, but Madlib does come with a new style every time., October 1, 2008
By: phospherous - See all my reviews

Damn the rhymes on this are quite weak. I would have liked Murs' cameo to be a little more lyrically savvy, as this album is for the hip hop heads, not for girls. I am feeling the Talib Kweli joint and select others, but overall this TO ME was a huge letdown.

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