MADGEEKERY: COMIC VILLAIN
In an act of obscene sonic self-indulgence, Madlib originally remixed Madvillainy (his 2004 collab with JUKE Vol. 04 cover star, DOOM) so he had something to listen to on a 10-hour flight to Japan. Madvillainy 2: The Madlib Remix CD dropped on Stones Throw back ’08, but you can now satisfy your geeky whoring tendencies – we mean, hoarding tendencies – with a package that includes a double vinyl LP and a ‘60s style comic book illustrated by ‘jolly’ James Reitano – the animator behind Madvillain’s comic-inspired music vid, ALL CAPS.
Jolly’s Comics Code Authority-approved narrative, Meanwhile…, continues for another twelve pages where ALL CAPS’ cinematic cliff-hanger left off and may give us some sort of closure to Madvillain’s seemingly endless struggle against the dorkishly-dubbed Minions of Death. But, in all likelihood, we’re probably in store for another open-ended non-conclusion that’ll leave us with blue balls ‘til Madlib gets a gig in Uzbekistan and treats us to another remix package.