M.E.D. Explains Origin Of Album Title "Classic," Speaks On Relationship Between Blacks And Latinos

M.E.D. says the title "Classic" may not be as obvious as it seems, and talks about the interactions between the black and brown communities.

Stones Throw artist M.E.D. spoke with Out Da Box TV about his upcoming album, Classic. The artist, who's also known as Medaphoar, highlighted some serious issues on the LP, most notably the relationship between Latinos and blacks on the track "Blaxican." 

"'Blaxican' is actually like a real case that we deal with on a daily basis with the Hispanics," he said. "My mom's Mexican and my dad's black. So I grew up in an environment where you go to junior high school or elementary with a cat and then when you get into high school, you can't even talk to the dude in the hallways. I came from Oxnard high school where we had riots every year…it just something that needs to be touched on."

The album boasts 10 Madlib-produced tracks as well as a few from Alchemist and Oh No. M.E.D. said he is anticipating the album's reviews, joking that he would get criticized for naming his album "Classic," and explaining where the name came from. 

"I can't wait to see all the reviews about the title "Classic." Niggas gon' be like 'Yo, this ain't classic' or 'It's classic.' I didn't do the album calling myself classic like I'm a Biggie Smalls or Jay-Z or like I'm with N.W.A. and them. It's really classic--just the way I went about the music was just classic format. Just natural music. That's pretty much the classic feeling is how I came with it."

Classic dropped on November 1.




  • Rick

    If this dude could get a "Producer" to make his beats, he'd be nice. He has no direction. i mean i can listen to his music but it wont be on repeat. Madlib is a beat maker not a "producer" so he cant give dude directions on how to deliver or when to stop his rhymes. and I gave up on Madlib's production after Jaylib....Dude is hit or miss nowadays....this is MY opinion bastards.

  • Machiventa

    Great album except I wouldn't call it a classic ;)

  • honest truth

    M.E.D that nigga been dope all his shit fire then madlib always gives him rare funk his album is classic no doubt.

  • JacksonC

    MED is one of the most underrated Rappers, his LP "Push Comes To Shove" is so damn good. His new LP is also very good, maaan those Madlib beats! God damn. MED did his thing, good shit

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