Madlib Says Kanye West Requested Beats For "Good Ass Job"

Madlib says Kanye West put five of his beats on hold for "Good Ass Job," speaks on J Dilla comparisons.

In a rare interview with LA Weekly, producer Madlib revealed that rapper Kanye West has put five Madlib beats on hold for his upcoming album Good Ass Job.

Madlib did not reveal any other info on the tracks West requested.

In the interview Madlib also spoke on the late J Dilla and the comparisons some say the two producers share.

"Dilla was a John Coltrane–type dude. He was always on a higher level than me,” Madlib explained. “He inspired my music to become looser and more soulful. If you look at our beat tapes, you can see when I went in his direction, and when he went in mine."

The LA Weekly piece also included quotes from artists close to Madlib including rapper Guilty Simpson who spoke briefly on Madlib’s overwhelming collection of records.

"He has records from almost every nation," said Guilty Simpson. "He doesn't just buy them to sample. He wants to understand each song. He doesn't need to know the language to realize musicality."

Earlier this year, Madlib has already released half a dozen albums this year, most notably OJ Simpson with Guilty. He is planning a reported 14 albums, mostly through his Madlib's Medicine Show series.

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37 Comments

  • Wu-Tang Forever

    1 Madlib beat on the album would be better than every beat on Recovery combined and multiplied by 5. Yeah, I said it.

  • junMaf*ckn

    MadLib bout to blow!

  • Twinblades

    Holy shit I can't wait for good ass job!!!

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  • nikfuq

    So what does "on hold" mean? ........did kanye ask madlib 2 put beats "on hold" from releasing on future madlib releases? OR did kanye put madlib beats "on hold" from being featured on good ass job?..... some of these news articles are misleading and vague.... what y'all think?

    • Umashin

      on hold mean can I have x amounts of beats I'm not sure yet if they'll make the final cut but if you can vouch for there exclusivity to me until further notice i'll letchu know is what on hold means

  • CP3

    mannn i can't wait for this album!!! this is the most anticipated for me since i first heard about it!! RZA Q-tip premo... now madlib! wow kanyeee, drop this soon!

  • ???? still best rite now!!

    Yeezy is cookin up another classic i see!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Still Voice

    Madlib is that dude.

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  • nastynas4life

    i fuckin love Madlib's beats! great producer he is. Kanye better make this album a good one

  • absolute truth

    Dilla been the shit madlib like you don't know hell yall made jaylib duh!

  • mandddyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

    hell yeah niggaz! u faggotz betta b scared of kanye'z new album good azz job. n-e-1 afiliated wit jay-z! iz automaticly great in my book cept 4 dat traitor beanz, stupid muthafucka. diz album iz gonna make all da faggot azz rappaz quakin' in there gucci shoez and shittin' and pissin' in their tight azz jeanz. kanye iz a beast and all da haterz no it 2. good azz job iz gonna be da best album of da year tied wit j cole'z album unless jay-z! releses an album diz year. yeah i said it. betta than suck me later, abortion (rebirth), recovery from fallin' flat on my face twice on renegade, coon afiliated...betta than EVRYBODY u bitch azz niggaz. kanye doin' hiz thing while haterz get there hate on!

  • NAME (NOT REQUIRED)

    I'm an underground head mostly, but Kanye's first 2 albums were EXCELLENT. I only wish the best for him and hope he drops something nice.

  • Willie Bones

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  • WTF-MAN

    Where is the third Quasimoto album????? Also in other news, Batman 3 officially has a title: "BATMAN ENDS"

  • robb323

    madlib should make the most of this it would be good exposure of his beats to a mainstream market

  • allyfe

    madlib.... i been really feeling his production.... one of the great beatmakers...

  • jessejames

    kanye is a faggot yall.any man that would get that upset over a award given to another motherfucker that he didnt even know and get that emotional over it is fruity by for real.people wanna make excuses for these niggas so it wont look so obvious.well the jokes on you.kanye cant fool nobody anyway cause he put it in your face.

    • Big Rick

      he does know beyonce, and why do you care. Dude was super-drunk and made a mistake. He was right, but it was wrong how he did it. And the jokes really on you, bc even with him doing all that, he is still going hard and this album will be one of the best selling this year. Dude is gonna pick up right where he left off bc he really does make GOOD ASS MUSIC!!

    • sean w

      and this has what to do with this article? go choke on Drano mixed with Pine Sol...

  • FEE

    Madlib is one of the greatest producers on this earth!

  • Evers82

    Good news right here HHDX! Madlib is one of the greatest and versatile producers in HipHop, glad to here Kanye is recognizing this!

  • beatsmith82

    I think ya'll so called "hip hop producers" need to take notes... this is how it should be done

    • dat_ni99a

      you forgot rza dickhead. what about havoc asshole? ZAY TEEZY n alchemist too.. lol jus playin bout the last two

    • nhoomiteub

      OOOPS!!!! can't forget DJ Mark The 45 King

    • nhoomiteub

      R U talking about Pete Rock Dr. Dre 9th Wonder Khrysis Hi-tek DJ Premier I think they know Including Madlib & J Dilla(R.I.P.) they're the ground floor of hip hop if it wasn't for them in this day n age I think everyone @ the top would free fall..............can't forget about Just Blaze and the one and only producer in my eyes that saved hip hop in the late 80's MARLEY MARL

  • Malmoe88

    I'm def a fan of Madlib's work. Especially from the mid 90's to early 2000's DJ Books mixe tape hosted by Singapore Kane? click my name

  • Malmoe88

    I'm def a fan of Madlib's work. Especially from the mid 90's to early 2000's Can I give you this DJ Books mixe tape hosted by Singapore Kane? http://www.mirrorcreator.com/files/0UI9I3PT/CB4UW-DA-MIXTAPE_ONETHREE_DJBOOKS.zip_links

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