Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Shades of Blue

Madlib - "Slim's Return" (Shades Of Blue: Madlib Invades Blue Note)

If you're unaware of the concept behind this album, it's like this: Madlib (production genius behind Madvillain, Quasimoto, and tracks for Talib Kweli/De La Soul/Ghostface/Mos Def/etc.etc.) got access to the archives of jazz label Blue Note Records (who essentially put out albums from every classic jazz musician you can think of). He then pieced together a mostly-instrumental hip-hop album out of their music. Shades of Blue is the finished product and you're listening to it right now.


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