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Madlib Discusses Sun Ra, Tha Alkaholiks, & J Dilla In Rare Interview (VIDEO)

(AllHipHop News) Madlib does not get in front of the camera often, so it is a rare treat when he does. The producer responsible for tracks with Talib Kweli, Erykah Badu, and Blu sat down with Radio France’s Laura Leishman to chat about music and more.

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During the interview, the DJ/producer/emcee looks through a massive vinyl collection and shares his thoughts on some of the records and artists that have influenced him like Sun Ra, Tha Alkaholiks, Melvin Van Peebles, and J Dilla.

“He was the funkiest,” says Madlib about Dilla. “Every producer bows down to Dilla whether the like it or not, because everybody took something from him like Coltrane. That’s why I call him the ‘Coltrane of Hip Hop’.”

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Watch Madlib’s Radio France interview below.

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