The realm of underground hip-hop is full of innovators, insane rhyme slangers and true architects of boom-bap artistry. But at what point does one move from innovator to "hip-hop genius"? For most avid backpack rap fans, that term has been and always will be synonymous with Madlib.
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After 14 albums (including 2009'sBeat Konducta Vol. 5-6: A Tribute To..
.) Madlib continues to cultivate his brilliance, carrying the flag for the late J-Dilla in more ways than one every time he steps to the mic or behind the turntables. If you were looking to start next week off with a bang, why not do it at what should go down as one of the most memorable local hip-hop shows of 2009?