Madlib Says His Catalog Won't Get Exploited Like J Dilla's

posted January 09, 2014 06:20:00 PM CST | 23 comments

Madlib Says His Catalog Won't Get Exploited Like J Dilla's

Madlib also says that J Dilla and Common called him an alien.

Madlib says that he plans to set fire to any unreleased music of his before he dies.

"I'm gonna burn it down before I die, a little Lee Perry action,” Madlib says during an interview with dazeddigital.com. "Ain’t nobody exploiting my shit. If I was dying in hospital I’d tell my son to go and burn it. Don’t think I’m going to get exploited like they’re doing to [J] Dilla. I’m learning from how he’s being treated from some people.”

Madlib said that he understands that some people, including J Dilla, thought he was strange. 

"Some people think I’m crazy, but I’m just a normal dude that loves music,” says the producer of Quasimoto, Jaylib, Madvillain, among other projects. "I’m quiet, so people might think I’m a mute. I’m a hermit. People rarely see me. People can rarely get in contact with me. I barely answer my phone. I’m not tweeting much. I’m not hashtagging and all that. I don’t do selfies. J Dilla and Common called me an alien. We used to call each other aliens because we’re weird.”

As for new material, Madlib says he is going to discuss the sequel to Madvillainy with DOOM.

"I’m not forcing him to do it,” he says. "He doesn’t even have to do it. I just want to know where we are at with it because we recorded like, 10, 13 songs, but out of those we probably only used four, so I want to see how the recordings are going. It’s not close to finished because it has to be a continuation of the last one. It doesn’t have to be better or worse, but it has to be a continuation."

RELATED: Madlib Describes J Dilla As The Coltrane Of Hip Hop

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