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Stones Throw Records

Jaylib – Champion Sound

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Stones Throw Records

Jaylib – Champion Sound

$38.00

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A TAV Curator’s Pick.

The original release of the Madlib and J Dilla collab, created between Los Angeles and Detroit in 2002-2003. 

The project was conceived in fall 2002 after Stones Throw released a limited edition 12" featuring "The Message," a track made by Madlib in 2000, flipping Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five's lyrics over a J Dilla beat. The song, unofficially credited to "Jaylib," was never intended for commercial release, but it got the two producer/mc's together to talk about an equal collaboration. Dilla & Madlib previously worked together briefly in Detroit, late 2001, on a project which was never completed.

This Jaylib project is all-new hip hop material.

Jaylib's album will be Madlib's first as emcee since "The Unseen" by Quasimoto in 2000.

Source: Stones Throw Record

Half of the songs are produced by Madlib and feature J Dilla on vocals, and the other half are pro-duced by J Dilla and feature Madlib on vocals. This album was the first of the Madlib duo collabora-tion albums made during the 2000s.

In 2010, Champion Sound was listed by Black Milk as one of the "Top Ten Albums of the Last Dec-ade". In 2015, it ranked at number 41 on Fact's "100 Best Indie Hip-Hop Records of All Time" list. In that year, it was also listed by HipHopDX as one of the "30 Best Underground Hip Hop Albums Since 2000".

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“As each were situated in their home towns (Dilla in Detroit and Madlib in L.A.), they fleshed out Champion Sound, which will easily win the award for the Most Blunted Album of the Year; these guys were smoking serious greens while working this one out. As one might expect, the production qualities of an album made by two of hip-hop's most celebrated producers is rich in texture, innovation, and solid momentum. Where Madlib is a seasoned MC (look at Lootpack's Soundpieces or Quasimoto's The Unseen), Dilla is not. He's not bad, just rougher around the edges, which lends to a disorienting listen in general. The beats are slapped together, whacked samples are abruptly dropped, and the lyrics are steps behind the beat and generally about nothing but b-boy posturing and other nonsense. All of which results in a very unique and strangely rewarding album. While it may require repeated listens to take hold, Champion Sound is full of a lot more winners than losers.” – AllMusic

 

Tracklist:

A1

L.A. To Detroit

1:20

A2

McNasty Filth

2:55

A3

Nowadays

3:09

A4

Champion Sound

2:23

A5

The Red

3:14

B1

Heavy

4:04

B2

Raw Shit

3:09

B3

The Official

3:32

B4

The Heist

3:06

C1

The Mission

3:45

C2

React

2:46

C3

Strapped

3:13

C4

Strip Club

2:50

D1

The Exclusive

1:24

D2

Survival Test

3:56

D3

Starz

3:04

D4

No Games

1:37

 

Item description:

Artist:

Jaylib

Title:

Champion Sound

Label:

Stones Throw Records

Format:

2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue

Pressing:

US

Release Date:

This reissue: 2009 | Original - 2003

Genre:

Hip Hop

Catalog No:

STH 2062

Condition:

New