Madlib is a busy guy. Last week I mentioned I had been listening to the Trouble Knows Me project on repeat. Well, Madlib is about to drop something with MC’s Med and Blu called Bad Neighbor. People were already hyped for this record, but yesterday via Rappcats Madlib posted a track ‘Knock Knock' from the upcoming album that features none other than Doom on the first verse. The Madvillain is back!!
The internet promptly exploded. We still haven’t really had a follow up to 2004’s Madvillainy, arguably one of the finest Hip Hop records since ’94. So this got everyone excited, which must have been annoying for Med & Blu, because they definitely get over-shadowed by the hype of their featured guest.
The beat is a crazy mixing pot of 70 soul and 80’s funk, featuring layered vocal samples, a weird guitar sample and a bassline that would make any pimp strut with pride. Doom drops one of his lazy sounding, slurring, slack jawed verses; one of those where he sounds like he is going to drop the beat and potentially ruin everything, yet he always stays on track. Med & Blu don’t disappoint with their verses either, in fact I would go as far to say that all 3 rappers come out as equals. However, quite predictably the internet has reacted as if there is only one verse on the new track. Check it out below and let us know what you think…
The vinyl is due to drop on December 1st and other guest spots include Hodgy Beats, Frank Nitt, Oh No and others. You can check the tracklist and pre-order the Bad Neighbour project here