MED, Blu & Madlib – Knock Knock ft MF DOOM
Artists MED, Blu and Madlib have joined forces and will be releasing an album next month titled Bad Neighbor. The talented trio have worked together on numerous occasions in the past however; this will be their first official project. Earlier in the month we were lucky enough to receive the tracklist for Bad Neighbor which features the likes of Hodgy Beat, Aloe Blacc, Oh No, Anderson.Paak and of course MF DOOM. I would have been surprised had I not seen DOOM’s name somewhere on this album, we all know his relationship with Madlib so its no wonder we see him on the albums first single.
The track is titled Knock Knock and features that groovy, chilled and unique sound that is evident on Madlib & DOOM’s collaborative masterpiece Madvillainy from 2004. In an interview with Rolling Stone MED spoke on DOOM’s verse for the track stating that ‘Doom’s concept was that it’s a text message. He text messages me while I’m not home, so he comes to my house anyway and starts borrowing all kinds of shit, you know, villain-style … going to my house, drinking my beers, going through my DVDs’.
Blu and MED definitely bring their own flare to the table whilst Madlib takes care of the funky, abstract beat. This is certainly one trio I want to hear more of, Bad Neighbor is due to drop on the 30th of October and as mentioned before will feature some stellar guest appearances. So make sure you cop the album and check out the first single titled Knock Knock below and also take a look at the tracklist. Peace.
2. Serving feat. Hodgy Beats
3. Peroxide feat. Dam-Funk, DJ Romes
4. Get Money feat. Frank Nitt
5. Streets feat. Oh No & DJ Romes
6. The Stroll feat. AMG
7. Knock Knock feat. MF DOOM
8. Mad Neighbor
9. The Strip feat. Anderson.Paak
10. Finer Things feat. Likewise, Phonte
11. Burgundy Whip feat. Jimetta Rose
12. Drive In feat. Aloe Blacc
13. Belly Ful, feat. Black Spade
15. The Buzz feat. Mayer Hawthorne