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