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Madlib x Brasil = Tropicalismo

jackson contil.jpgAs much as I have written on sometimes elusive Madlib (pictured above) on this website, it stands to reason that I think the man is a musical genius. For others, you only "get" Madlib and his several incarnations, or you don't. That being said, Madlib a/k/a Otis Jackson, Jr. has teamed up with Ivan 'Mamão' Conti, drummer for Brazilian electric-funk-jazz fusion Azymuth to form like Voltron "Jackson Conti" (get it?) and released an album Sujinho. An excellent example of their collaborate effort id "Papaia" below which sounds like a reworked version of Player's "Baby Come Back" but to a samba beat. Excitement isn't even the word to describe this combination of musical talent, and like with most anything I'm feeling that's musically-related, you get to reap the benefits, too. Though this won't fix the Brasil lust I'm currently feeling that was fueled by a late-night viewing of Black Orpheus, this will do quite nicely. 

Jackson Conti: "Papaia"


Check out Madlib and Mamão in action after the bounce.
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3 Responses

  1. As always, Madlib is just sick wit it! "The Payback" is a classic & I may have to add this one to the list. Nobody does it quite like 'Lib!

  2. The vibe of this track is beautiful. And thanks for the shout out to Black Orpheus! Classic film.

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    Very cool



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