Watch As Madlib Discusses Life Before Internet, Prince, Quasimoto + More w/ Chairman Mao For RBMA
Now that RBMA‘s month-long NYC takeover seems to have run its course, they’re treating the world to the full script of one of the festival’s most coveted program items. Namely, a rare and candid interview with hip-hop reclusive heavyweight, Madlib. Perhaps some of you caught wind of the appearance early this month, when headlines started flying around the web with the announcement of a follow-up to his bonafide classic Freddie Gibbs collaboration Piñata, or maybe you were one of the lucky few that actually had the opportunity to be in attendance for the sighting of the rap-game unicorn. Wherever you were, however you heard it, this is the first time the full interview has been made available and should provide you with a glimpse into his meticulous studio regiment, discovering music before the internet, his artistic philosophy and yes, even the forthcoming MadGibbs album, claiming that all of the tracks that went unused from his The Life Of Pablo submissions were gobbled up by the Gary, IN microphone maven. Elsewhere in the interview, Madlib speaks on the impact of Prince and the death of his mad-rapping alter-ego, Quasimoto. There’s so much to absorb in this hour-long interview that you’ll likely find yourself running it back a few times. So take heed and take notes. Watch Madlib’s RBMA interview down below and hold tight for his next transmission, hopefully in the form of that Piñata follow-up, Bandana.