are times when he gets audiences like the one in the video above. It's
a three minute clip from the last time he was in Miami at the Raleigh
Hotel for WMC and the crowd looks about as live as a corpse. They
loosen up after awhile, but it's of course, more evidence on why
sometimes, WMC parties are more about who can afford to be there rather
than who actually loves the artists that are performing.
But then there are other times when Madlib can catch a crowd overseas
and everyone just starts to wild-the-fuck-out! Above is one of my
favorite Jaylib videos
of all time. Around the two-minute mark, Madlib jumps on a skeleton
drum kit and starts making up crazy improv beats.
Then you've got the classic Quasimoto style music that Madlib is famous
for as well. Check out the video for the song, "Rappcats" which, aside
from having an insatiable beat, is also a good primer on 80s hip-hop
there's the pure bloodclaat madness of Madlib's quirky film-style
productions. During the earlier part of the decade, he was more famous
for snatching funny lines out of old Melvin Van Peebles blaxploitation
films from the 1970s. But on this clip below, 'Lib goes East and
experiments with hip-hop and Bollywood. The video is a must, especially
if you're looking for your daily WTF moment.
And to get a real feel for what Madlib the person is like, check out
this random BET Rap City video where 'Lib gets interviewed by Talib
Kweli. Notice the DJ Khaled "I'm So Hood" music bumping in the
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