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Madvillainy Madvillain is a bicoastal team-up of two dizzyingly prolific hip-hop heads -- Atlanta rapper MF Doom and Cali producer-beatsmith Madlib. Madvillainy...Madvillainy Madvillain is a bicoastal team-up of two dizzyingly prolific hip-hop heads -- Atlanta rapper MF Doom and Cali producer-beatsmith Madlib. Madvillainy...2004-03-19
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Madvillainy

Producer (group): Stones Throw; Status: In Season

Madvillain is a bicoastal team-up of two dizzyingly prolific hip-hop heads – Atlanta rapper MF Doom and Cali producer-beatsmith Madlib. Madvillainy does not match the sharp comic storytelling of last year’s Vaudeville Villain (released under Doom’s Viktor Vaughn moniker); it’s more of an indie rap blowing session by two guys near the top of their game. Sometimes it grabs you by your ear like Grandma (the squeeze-box braggadocio of ”Accordion”), sometimes it just unspools. But Madlib and Doom always tuck surprises into the corners.

Originally posted March 19 2004 — 12:00 AM EST

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