Madlib Links With Guilty Simpson For Collabo Album

Fresh off the critical success of his production work on Mos Def’s new disc, The Ecstatic, indie staple Madlib has announced an upcoming project with Detroit rapper Guilty Simpson.

The collaborative album, dubbed OJ Simpson (Madlib’s real name is Otis Jackson, hence the OJ tag) is described by label Stones Throw as “14 hard hitting, straight from the gutter hip hop tracks.” It will feature guest spots from fellow Rock City MC Elzhi of Slum Village and West Coast group Strong Arm Steady (Krondon, Phil the Agony and Mitchy Slick).

Both Madlib and Guilty Simpson are known for their multitude of joint projects. The Beat Konducta has done full-length albums with Talib Kweli (Liberation), the late J Dilla (Jaylib) and MF Doom (Madvilliany). Simpson has a separate group with Sean Price of Heltak Skeltah and Detroit sample maestro Black Milk called the Random Axe.

OJ Simpson is set for a fall release. Fans can peep the LP’s first single, “Coroner’s Music,” here. –Max G

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  • John Cauner

    Best news I’ve heard today, I’m sure this will be straight gutter.

    • joe p

      this should be dope … his beats is on point … one of my idols on the producing tip … cant wait

  • Jamal7Mile

    This should be a good project. I’m looking forward to this one. Get that marketing right!

  • Darq

    This is definitely going to be on some serious hard-body shit. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
    Madlib never fails.

    Word from Nigeria.

  • D-Block

    werd this is a dope colabo, but WHERE THE FUCK IS THAT NEW RANDOM AXE????

    • Jamal7Mile

      What up D-Block? gotta few Random Axe songs on it. Not sure about a whole mixtape though.

      • D-Block

        iight cool good lookin out jamal

  • UARK83

    Wow…surprised to see this article on XXL…usually just visit this blog to see what NOT to buy.


      ^^^^^^^^COSIGN to the fullest

  • DetroitDraper

    Im from the D and Ive heard his name several times but have never heard any of his music. But Im hopin its gutta. Im tired of all the weak ass comercial emcees gettin on from Detroit. We need music like this at least to show the world we not all as wack as D-12.

    • Quan

      ^^ ^^^ ^^^

      .. yo .. detroit got some of the hottest artist in the game right now. . Elzhi, Phat Kat, Guilty, Black Milk just to name a few. . im a cali dude but my opinion is that a majority of hot shit is coming from the D. . Ironically last time Madlib collab’d with someone from the D look what we got people. .

  • ES

    This should be good. Ode To The Ghetto album is dope and was pretty much done by Madlib.

  • adrian smith

    the album going to be sick

  • $ykotic

    This is what I’m talking about!

    Just give these cats the RIGHT promo.

  • stephen

    This will be a dope album. but i bet it will get slept on






  • So…How’s Your Girl?

    F**K THIS!! When are we gonna be blessed with some fresh material from Madvillan??? HUH?? I guess this will have told hold me over for now.

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  • Detroit Ice

    man this is so cool, one of the sickest producers with one of the most grimest spitters from the d, i cant wait for this album