A 2021 “Gold Chains Edition” of Quasimoto’s 2005 album, with new artwork inspired by Sgt. Pepper’s. Note the name spelled out in bricks.
The Record Store Day pressing of Freddie Gibbs & Madlib’s Piñata ’84 has vinyl label art inspired by a design Island Records used in 1983 and 1984.
Twenty years ago today, Madlib released this landmark album under the guise of Quasimoto. This San Francisco Bay Guardian essay was published during the time of its initial release.
Madlib is one of the most acclaimed hip-hop producers of the past two decades. But his instrumentals often go unnoticed.