Today in Hip-Hop: MF DOOM and Madlib Drop ‘Madvillainy’

On this day in hip-hop history... 2004: On March 23, 2004, hip-hop duo Madvillain, consisting of rapper MF Doom and producer Madlib, dropped their debut collaborative album, Madvillainy. An innovative and unabashedly different duo on the the hip-hop scene, Madvillain created an eccentric, anti-commercial brand of hip-hop with this album; one that railed against everything mainstream hip-hop music stood for. For this reason, Madvillainy is hailed among the greatest hip-hop album's of the millennium. In 1999, Los Angeles-based producer Madlib listened to MF DOOM's first full-length LP, Operation: Doomsday, and was thoroughly impressed with the masked Long Island MC. In 2002, Madlib and MF DOOM met at the Stones ...

Read More