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Madlib the Beat Konducta: Vol. 3: Live in India

Jeff Weiss, Stylus, 6 September 2007

MADLIB SOUNDS BETTER when you're stoned. This is a pretty widely known fact, one that I have personally verified over several years of dedicated empiricism. Sure, there have been detours over the course of his eight years of rapping/producing/DJing. In particular, the Shades of Blue jazz record only sounded better if you were high and above the age of 72. But, for the most part, the Oxnard-raised man born Otis Jackson Jr. has built his rep on the symbiotic relationship between potheads and music that, to quote Jon Stewart in Half Baked, sounds better when you're "on weed".

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