Published May 10, 2007Anyone itching for a Madlib fix - yes, he isn't quite as "everywhere" as he was even just a year ago - will find comfort in this brief history lesson/megamix he gives on the magic of Motown.
Far from a rudimentary mash-up, 'Lib slices and splices choice cuts from the legendary catalogue, but doesn't just stop there. To give it the justice such a vital piece of compiling deserves, the producer slips in narrative history-lesson voiceovers, as well as interview clips with the likes of Smokey Robinson and Michael Jackson.
Soothing and exhilarating, Hitsville USA has never sounded so damn... succinct and complete.
Madlib "Motown Mix"