Many props to the folks at Sampleface for hipping me to this addictive new blend tape from DJ Skarface, who took it upon himself to pit J Dilla beats against the vocals on portions of Madlib and DOOM‘s Madvillainy. I’m normally skeptical of stuff like this, which is probably why it’s been out for nearly a month without my hearing it until today. But as soon as I hit play this afternoon, I was hooked. Obviously, nothing can top the original Madvillainy, like ever, but Skarface put in serious work making the vocals work on tracks like “Meat Player”, “Figaro=Won’t Do”, and “Raid In The Funke”. This is basically pure musical candy for a rap nerd.
You can stream/download the mix below.