Blunted in the Bomb Shelter Madlib Mixtape
Blunted in the Bomb Shelter Madlib Mixtape

Madlib Drops His Classic Sunny Reggae Mixtape 'Blunted In The Bomb Shelter

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Cover art by Jeff Jank

Madlib is making some rapid-fire moves as of late, and we'll be in the grave before we start complaining. The legendary producer/DJ has unearthed his classic mixtape to share with us in the digital realm. Here's how Rappcats describes it:

In 2002 some good folks who have the Trojan & Greensleeves catalog asked Madlib to make a mixtape of these classic reggae records. They sent him a huge box with every record they had. For about two months Madlib played these records, smoked trees, made hip-hop beats, and recorded with YNQ in his studio The Bomb Shelter. One night they called and said hey where’s the music, it’s overdue. Next morning this mixtape emerged from the cave.

The set has just recently been re-uploaded by Madlib and his team, and far be it from us to keep it all to ourselves. Enjoy your weekend to the fullest with this one.


1. Place in the Sun/Fire Corner/Black Man Time – David Isaacs

2. Flat Foot Hustlin’ – Dillinger

3. Jingle Lion – Lee Perry

4. Walk Rastafari Way – Mikey Dread

5. Destruction Sound Battle – Prince Far I

6. Public Jestering – Winston Blake/Lee Perry

7. Better Version – King Tubby

8. Bad Da – Gregory Isaacs

9. Black Magic Woman – Dennis Brown

10. Throne of Blood – Prince Jammy

11. Lottery Spin – Zap Pow

12. Star Trek – Vulcans

13. Want Me Cock – Owen & Leon Silveras

14. Free Man – The Ethiopians

15. Man in the Street – Don Drummond

16. Don’t Deal With Folly – Prince Far I

17. I Love Marijuana – Linval Thompson

18. Stop the Dubbing – Aggrovators

19. Free from Chains – Prince Jazzbo

20. Sensimelia – Barrington Levy

21. Mission Impossible – Roots Radics

22. Golden Chickens

23. Herb Vendor – Leroy “Horsemouth” Wallace

24. Babylon Deh Pon Fire – Truth Fact & Correct

25. Shaft – The Chosen Few

26. Sipreano – The Upsetters

27. Girl of My Dreams – Cornell Campbell

28. Rhythm Pleasure – Jerry Lewis

29. Cocaine – Sly & the Revolutionaries

30. Love Life – U-Brown

31. Voice of Jah – Mikey Dread

32. Teacher, Teacher – Dennis Alcapone

33. DJ’s Choice – Dennis Alcapone

34. King Tubby’s Special – King Tubby

35. Reggae Makossa – Brenton Dowe

36. Rougher Version – King Tubby

37. Cool Down Version – King Tubby

38. Space Flight – I-Roy

39. On the Move – Roland Alphonso

40. Guns of Navarone – The Skatalites

41. Popcorn – The Upsetters

42. None Shall Escape Judgement – Johnny Clarke

43. Freedom Style – Trinity

44. Starvation – The Pioneers

45. African People – Jay Boys