DOOM & Madlib’s ‘Madvillainy’ Turns 10!

blame it on Shake March 23, 2014

Ten years ago today on March 23, 2004, MF DOOM and Madlib joined forces as Madvillain and released the critically-acclaimed indie classic Madvillainy.

MF DOOM and Madlib were off the radar to many in 2003, but the announcement of a collaboration and the first track, “America’s Most Blunted”, brought all the quiet fans out of the woodwork, and let to a controversial and highly acclaimed album release in early 2004 that helped expose the two artists to a large audience for the first time. While the producer and MC both did was what completely natural to them at the time, they turned the formula of popular rap at the time on its head, creating an album that is both unique and true to it’s hip-hop influences. – Stones Throw

Of the 22-tracks included on Madvillainy, four received visual treatments…

“ALL CAPS” (Animated and directed by James Reitano.)

“Accordion” (Directed by Andrew Gura.)

“Rhinestone Cowboy” (Directed by Andrew Gura.)

“Shadows of Tomorrow” (Directed by System D-128.)

On whether or not the super villains would reunite and complete the highly-anticipated sequel, Madlib offered the following to Dazed earlier this year:

I’m about to go see him right after this and figure that out. I’m not forcing him to do it. He doesn’t even have to do it; I just want to know where we are at with it because we recorded like, 10, 13 songs, but out of those we probably only used 4, so I want to see how the recordings are going. It’s not close to finished because it has to be a continuation of the last one. It doesn’t have to be better or worse but it has to be a continuation.”