Madlib, famed producer and rapper (his discography includes work with J.Dilla, MF DOOM, Erykah Badu, Freddie Gibbs, Kanye West, and many others), has just dropped a video with Red Bull Music Academy titled Diggin With Madlib.
In the clip, Madlib recounts his introduction to Brazilian music and talks about the thrill of eventually recording with some of the musicians who have inspired him. It also features an interview with hardcore record collector Joel Stones of cult NYC store Tropicalia In Furs.
From Madlib’s first contact with Brazilian music (documented by Mochilla in the 2006’s movie Brasilintimes) to discovering Azymuth, Elis Regina and Tom Zé, the short doc gives a concise insight into the collection of one of the world’s greatest crate diggers. Watch it below.