Madlib announces that he’s got one more “Madlib Medicine Show” left, due out this March.

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.”

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In commemoration of their latest release, the folks over at Stones Throw offer up a nice treat to accompany the announcement. Check out the latest drop with Madlib, Frank Nitt and MED entitled “What Can U Tell Me.” Read the full press release below:


Pre-order for CD & limited edition 3/LP vinyl. Release date: May 31.

We’re now announcing the release of Madlib Medicine Show #9: Channel 85 presents Nittyville, a full-length hip-hop album featuring Detroit’s Frank Nitt. Originally launched as a one-a-month, 12-part series, Medicine Show #9 is the first to break the chronology.

Nittyville is also perhaps the most traditional of the series, and we make no bones about it: one MC, one producer, and a rap record all about stunts, blunts and hip-hop.

As for “Channel 85,” it is far off most dials. This album’s concept TV station runs one show only: the comic-drama, reality-musical called Nittyville, featuring Frank, MED, Oh No, Madlib, and a supporting cast of extras.

The album is 14 tracks including 10 rap tracks, 4 interludes, and runs 43 minutes.

THE LIMITED EDITION 3LP VINYL will contain the album on 2 LP’s and a 3rd disc of non-album tracks. The covers will be hand silk screened by Hit+Run with artwork from Gustavo Eandi and Jeff Jank, creating one-of-a-kind artwork on every sleeve. Track list of the bonus disc, and more sleeve photos coming soon.