The latest installment of Madlib’s Medicine show series, “420 Chalice All-Stars, aka Son of Super Ape”, is set to hit stores later this month.
Often unfairly labeled simply as a hip-hop producer, Madlib has released projects which span pretty much every genre you can think of from jazz, to rock and even house music. His Medicine Show series displays the breadth of his influences , a one-a-month, twelve-CD series on his own imprint, Madlib Invazion. Odd numbers in the series are original productions by Madlib, even numbers are mixtapes, each one focusing on a different concept, country or musical style for inspiration (so far we have had Africa, Brazil and errr… OJ Simpson).
No 4 features all Jamaican sounds – over 79 minutes of dub, reggae, roots. The CD contains artwork inspired by Lee Perry’s legendary “Super Ape” album and includes a 12-page booklet with a special supplement listing every medicinal marijuana dispensary in Madlib’s home city Los Angeles.
Available from the 20th April from Stones Throw.