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Talib Kweli Discusses The Genius Of Madvillainy & Its Impact On Hip-Hop (Audio)

Last month, Madvillain's album celebrated its 14th birthday. In the early 2000s, MF DOOM and Madlib formed the group and recorded Madvillainy in the latter's bomb shelter studio in Glendale, California. The resulting Stones Throw Records album was a game-changer in the careers of two elusive, decorated veterans, both creatively... Read more

Phonte Spits An MVP Verse For Domo Genesis’ “Shaq Carried Kobe” (Audio)

Sports analogies in Hip-Hop are nothing new. Such references can be the lifeblood of a musical genre that often likens itself to a "game” and thrives on competition. Phife Dawg, Chuck D, Kool Keith, and Ice Cube are just some of the masters of sports metaphor and simile. Domo Genesis'... Read more

Phonte & Like Join Madlib, Blu & MED For A Head-Nodding Groove (Audio)

Historically, when Phonte links with Madlib, some amazing audio moments result. 2010's "Best Of Times" collabo with Strong Arm Steady on a Madlib track yielded a video single that still endures. Five years later, 'Tigalo links with 'Lib, care of the Oxnard, California MC/producer/DJ's trio with Blu and MED. Pac... Read more

Madlib, DOOM, Blu & MED Knock the Door Down on a Groovy New Song (Audio)

Like a villain in the night, the masked MC named DOOM has resurfaced with 2 new tracks in as many weeks. After reprising his role as part of DOOMSTARKS with Ghostface Killah on the Adult Swim-released "Lively Hood," DOOM re-teams with another esteemed partner in Madlib. Blu, MED and Madlib... Read more

Blu & MED Release a Mixtape Strictly for the Underground. No Fakers Allowed (Audio)

While they're both old soul MCs, both Blu and MED utilize the digital age to the fullest. The two sunny Southern California lyricists release music at a pace that would make 2Pac proud. Whether the albums are on major labels, legendary indies, or bootlegged by the men who made them,... Read more

MED & J. Rocc’s AXEL F. Project Gets An Instant Rewind-Worthy Visual (Video)

MED & J. Rocc's AXEL F. project, Theme Music, released today (November 25). The collaborative project from the two Southern California vets, both Stones Throw Records affiliates, features Blu, Guilty Simpson, and Oh No, among others. For the "Sofa Coins" single, J and Medafor stepped into an animated world that... Read more

Blu, MED & J. Rocc Make A Sparse Ill AXEL F Cut & Shine (Audio)

Add another dope release to the November Rap calendar. AXEL F, the tandem of MED and J. Rocc (Jaylib) will release Theme Music on November 24 on Bang Ya Head Entertainment. After some work in late 2013, the tandem links again with close affiliate Blu for "Omega." Blu sets things... Read more

Blu, MED & Dam-Funk Are Buzzin’ Over Madlib Beats (Video)

Madlib, the producer, MC and DJ who has worked collaboratively in the past with the likes of MF DOOM (Madvillain) and J Dilla (JayLib), stayed close to home to work with MED and Blu to produce most of their 2013 joint project, The Burgundy EP. Just nine months later, The... Read more

Blu & MED Might Use Peroxide, But This Dam-Funk & Madlib Assisted Track Is Funky (Audio)

MED has churned out a lot of records in 2013. Between work with J. Rocc, Oh No, and others, the former Stones Throw Records artist has stayed busy and quite versatile. Blu knows that sort of schedule and strategy well. The two California natives link with a third, in Madlib,... Read more

Blu, MED & Mayer Hawthorne Link With Madlib For The Buzz (Audio)

Three Stones Throw Records artists (past and present) link with another staple of the Southern California independent scene (who was signed to a major label briefly). In more specific terms, MED and Mayer Hawthorne hop on a Madlib beat to be joined by Blu. "The Buzz" lives up its name,... Read more

Here’s a Video Playlist of Some of the Best Music Videos, Performances and Interviews From the Past Week

This week in video brought new music videos from Black Milk, Pusha T, Slum Village, Murs, Childish Gambino and Prince, words from Kanye West & Jimmy Kimmel, Pharrell & Spike Lee, Devin the Dude, Bun B, Common and Questlove, a performance from MC Lyte, a great documentary on Ice Cube... Read more

MED – MEDical Card ft J. Rocc, Balance And The Traveling Sounds (Video)

Once seemingly in the shadow of Madlib, Lootpack, Oh No, and the rest of the Stones Throw/Oxnard contingency, MED has truly stepped it up since 2010's Classic. The low-key collaborator of Diamond D, Just Blaze, and The Beat Konducta recently went to an in-store to plug in and play "MEDical... Read more

MED – MEDical Card ft J. Rocc, Balance And The Traveling Sounds (Video)

Once seemingly in the shadow of Madlib, Lootpack, Oh No, and the rest of the Stones Throw/Oxnard contingency, MED has truly stepped it up since 2010's Classic. The low-key collaborator of Diamond D, Just Blaze, and The Beat Konducta recently went to an in-store to plug in and play "MEDical... Read more

AXEL F. – Sofa Coins

Within the Stones Throw Records family, MED and J. Rocc's talents have sometimes felt over-shadowed. MED's Classic album two years ago was a stellar indie offering, while Heads seemingly forget that J. Rocc was the third member of Jaylib. Off the label, the two have formed the new duo AXEL... Read more

MED, Blu & Madlib – Burgandy Whip (Video)

Blu and Madlib have made some really dope songs together. Here's another one. Check out the video for "Burgandy Whip," also featuring MED. Related: Blu – Jesus (Video)... Read more

MED – War & Love ft Oh No (Video)

Alchemist MURDERED this track for MED and MED & Oh No matched it with ill verses.  Check out the video for MED's War & Love featuring Oh No. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=6idlGXj7BD4... Read more

MED drops some music for marinating with Blu. Check out This Is Your Life.

Exile laid down the track. It doesn't get much better than this. Click here to download.... Read more

MED is the truth. He actually holds his own with Talib Kweli on Classic.

Check out the video. Med - Music - More Music Videos... Read more

MED’s Where I’m From is funky. Funky enough to have the mighty Kurupt jump on it.

Aloe Blacc is on the hook. This is a good look. Check it out. MED - Where I'm from feat. Kurupt & Aloe Blacc by stonesthrow... Read more

Where I'm From by MED ft Aloe Blacc is pretty dope. Check the video.

This is definitely the underground fix for the day and it's quality. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_X8AEHH15E Click here to download..... Read more