Madvillain Madvillainy 2: The Madlib Remix
- Words: Shawn Reynaldo
- Label: Stones Throw
- XLR8R Rating: 8/10
Ever since the 2004 release of the widely acclaimed Madvillainy, hip-hop heads have been waiting for more material from the legendary MF Doom and Madlib collaboration. Although a proper follow-up is supposedly in the works, apparently even Madlib himself got tired of waiting for Doom to pitch in and decided to rework the entire first album in the meantime. Released both digitally and as part of a limited-edition box set, Madvillainy 2 features all-new instrumentals soundtracking MF Doom’s distinctive weed-obsessed superhero raps. As always, Madlib’s production is on point, as he samples a litany of obscure jazz, funk, and soul tunes and once again laces the album with oddball interludes and vocal snippets that keep things amusing. A worthy flip of a now-classic album, Madvillainy 2 will surely please the diehards until Doom can find his way out from behind his iron mask and finish that new Madvillain record.
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