Stones Throw is always dropping all sorts of awesome releases and reissues. Just recently they reissued the 2008 Hella International boxset, and they are giving out this Madlib remix of J Dilla’s “The $” because it sold out so quickly. I don’t know about you, but just about any song in the history of music that has been released with J Dilla and Madlib’s name both on it has been absolute gold. Many of you diehards have probably heard it already, but for all others out there, get familiar! The original version of “The $” comes from Ruff Draft, of course.
Which brings me to my next topic, Madlib. Is it just me, or has this guy fallen off a bit as of late. Sure, all you Madlib Stans claim these Madlib Medicine Shows are brilliant, but unlike you, I am not willing to wait until after the release of Madlib Medicine Show #432: Ice Cream Truck Music to start hearing some quality Madlib production again.
Stream here or download after the skip.
Download: J Dilla – The $ (Madlib Remix)