Quasimoto "Yessir Whatever" Vinyl LP + 7 Inch Vinyl

Quasimoto "Yessir Whatever" Vinyl LP + 7 Inch Vinyl

Vinyl LP - $18.69

Quasimoto first came to life on Madlib's personal beat tapes in the producer's early years in Oxnard CA Š—– private music, not meant for release, made for himself and a small circle of local smokers and their car stereos.ξ

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By the time of Quasimoto's debut The Unseen, most had caught on to the fact that Madlib and Quasimoto were one in the same. The MC as artistic alter ego, like a talking dummy from surreal rap vaudeville. Quasimoto is usually the "bad character," doing and saying what the producer doesn't, with Madlib along side as a noncommittal collaborator. The Unseen (Stones Throw, 2000) was among the new decade's first sleeper hits, ranking on Spin's year end list at a time when the producer and label were unknown outside hip-hop DJ circles.ξ

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After a subsequent journey through jazz production and now-legendary collaborations with MF DOOM & J Dilla, Madlib called on Quasimoto again for The Further Adventures of Lord Quas. The album played something like a smoked-out comedy/crime Blaxploitation flick, and continued to build Madlib's reputation as one of the most creative and fearlessly skewed creators in hip-hop.ξ

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As for Quasimoto Š—– usually represented by pen & ink with brick in hand Š—– he has been many things over the years: rapper, cartoon, the poor-man's Gorillaz, a toy, bad tattoo, internet meme. To all this Lord Quas might say, yessir ... whatever. It's all about the music.ξ

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Yessir Whatever collects 12-tracks made by Madlib and Quasimoto over a roughly 12-year period. A few were released on rare & out-of-print vinyl, while a few others are previously unreleased, now mixed and mastered for the first time. Take two & pass. Yessir ... whatever.ξ

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Artwork by Jeff Jank. Mastered by Dave Cooley.


Type: Music


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