Otis Jackson Jr. is one of contemporary hip hop’s most revered and eclectic producers. His projects range from classic collaborative LPs with MF DOOM and Freddie Gibbs to the helium-voiced delinquency of Quasimoto and the classic jazz experimentation of Yesterday’s New Quintet. We’re big Madlib fans here at OneFourOne: it’s no surprise, given our love of all things sampling. Here’s our ever-growing collection of Madlib-related content!
In this instalment of the ‘Behind…’ series, we tackle Quasimoto's debut LP, The Unseen. Let’s delve into the samples that helped make the 2000 record such an essential slice of underground hip hop.
The second instalment in our exhaustive breakdown of Quasimoto’s The Unseen. In this piece, we cover the samples from track nine, “Real Eyes” to track sixteen, “Green Power.”
The third instalment of our sample-chronicling journey through The Unseen, Quasimoto’s landmark underground debut, finds us exploring tracks from "Jazz Cats Pt. 1" to album closer "Discipline 99 Pt. 1."
As part of our focus on Madlib, we're delving into his extensive and intimidating catalogue. This week, we look at his four multi-instalment album series: Beat Konducta, Rock Konducta, Mind Fusion and Madlib Medicine Show.
Madlib is one of hip hop's most visionary and versatile producers. We look back at his storied career, revisiting releases from Lootpack, Quasimoto, Jaylib, Madvillain, MadGibbs, Jackson Conti and Madlib himself.
Piñata, a collaboration between Madlib and gangsta rapper Freddie Gibbs, is yet another crowning achievement for the versatile producer. In dissecting the samples within, we explore the cultural connections fostered by hip hop culture.
In the second part of this piece, we look at all the samples that make up Madvillain's sole LP, identifying and contextualising the pop culture within.
As one of hip hop's most enduring classics, Madvillainy is a cultural touchstone. We look at all the samples that make up the landmark 2004 record, identifying and contextualising the pop culture within.