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Madvillain's Madvillainy

33 1/3 (Pre-Order, Mar 9 2023)

Will Hagle

This book celebrates Madvillainy as a representation of two genius musical minds melding to form one revered supervillain. A product of circumstance, the album came together soon after MF DOOM's resurgence and Madlib's reluctant return from avant-garde jazz to hip-hop.

 

Written from the alternating perspectives of three fake music journalist superheroes-featuring interviews with Wildchild, M.E.D., Walasia, Daedalus, Stones Throw execs, and many other real individuals involved with the album's creation-this book blends fiction and non-fiction to celebrate Madvillainy not just as an album, but as a folkloric artifact. It is one specific retelling of a story which, like Madvillain's music, continues to spawn infinite legends.

 

Will Hagle is a writer from Champaign who lives in Los Angeles.

 

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic (March 9, 2023)
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • ISBN-10: 1501389238
  • ISBN-13: 9781501389238
  • Item Weight: 12 oz.
  • Dimensions: 4.75 x 1 x 6.5 inches