For the past two years, the legendary Madlib has been bring fans a steady stream of music with his twelve-part album series Madlib Medicine Show. But apparently, the Loopdigga has more in store for fans as he plans to drop the thirteenth installment of the series this March 1.
According to a recent press release from Stones Throw, the latest addition to the series – dubbed Black Tape – will drop this March 1 on the Oxnard, CA native’s own Madlib Invazion imprint. But the thirteenth project in the series – which is comprised of 35 mash-up remixes and an explicit eight-page booklet – didn’t come into fruition without some controversy.
“Months ago when we dropped a hint that one more Madlib Medicine Show was to come, little did we know that the Madlib Invazion label would find itself dealing with the problem of one printing press after the next refusing to run the artwork,” explained Stones Throw in the press release. “Some who have seen this artwork describe it as ‘mutant porn.’ Others simply shake their heads, set it down, wash their hands. Now that an offshore press specializing in ‘fringe adult publications’ has taken the job, the ‘secret Medicine Show‘ will finally be released on March 1.”