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Mind Fusion is a 5-volume series of albums produced by Madlib.

Madlib rapper, producer

Otis Jackson Jr., known professionally as Madlib, is an American DJ, music producer, multi-instrumentalist, and rapper. He is one of the most prolific and critically acclaimed hip hop producers of the 2000s and has collaborated with different hip hop artists, under a variety of pseudonyms, including with MF DOOM, as well as J Dilla. Madlib has described himself as a "DJ first, producer second, and MC last," and he has done several projects as a DJ, mixer, or remixer.


Volume 1

Mind Fusion Vol. 1
Mixtape by
Genre Hip hop, remix
Label Mind Fusion Records
Producer Madlib
Madlib chronology
Mind Fusion Vol. 1
Mind Fusion Vol. 2

Mind Fusion Vol. 1 is the first of the Mind Fusion series of mixtapes and remixes by West Coast hip hop producer Madlib. As every mixtape follows a different genre of music, the first in the series focuses on hip hop songs produced and remixed by Madlib. It was released in CD format independently on Madlib's Mind Fusion imprint. It also features vocals from fellow Stones Throw artists.

West Coast hip hop is a regional genre of hip hop music that encompasses any artists or music that originate in the West Coast region of the United States. The gangsta rap subgenre of West Coast hip hop began to dominate from a radio play and sales standpoint during the early to-mid 1990s with the birth of G-funk and the emergence of record labels such as Suge Knight and Dr. Dre's Death Row Records, Ice Cube's Lench Mob Records and the continued success of Eazy-E's Ruthless Records and others.

Track list

All tracks are produced, remixed, and arranged by Madlib.

  1. "Mind Fusions (Intro)"
  2. "All Night" - (featuring Wildchild, Declaime and MED)
  3. "The Omen (Madlib Remix)" - (featuring Aim)
  4. "I Got A Right Ta (Madlib Remix)" - (featuring Common)
  5. "Money Folder (12-inch Remix)" - (featuring Madvillain)
  6. "Never Saw It Coming" (from Push Comes to Shove) - (featuring MED)
  7. "Galt Suite No. 7"
  8. "Uh Huh (Madlib Remix)" - (featuring Method Man)
  9. "Stomp The Shit Out You (Madlib Remix)" - (featuring M.O.P.)
  10. "Steal This Beat (Instrumental)"
  11. "Yo’ Soul" - (featuring Dudley Perkins)
  12. "Hydrant Game" (from The Further Adventures of Lord Quas) - (featuring Quasimoto)
  13. "Ain’t Right" - (featuring Diverse)
  14. "Who You Be? (Madlib Remix)" - (featuring Outsidaz)
  15. "Beer Games" - (featuring Madvillain and Jaylib)
  16. "Feel It" (from Secondary Protocol) - (featuring Wildchild)
  17. "The Payback (Gotta)" (from Beat Konducta Vol 1–2: Movie Scenes)
  18. "WTF (Madlib Remix)" (featuring Oh No and Wildchild)
  19. "Montara (Remix #2)" (featuring Bobby Hutcherson)
  20. "Keeps It Krisp" (featuring Kazi)
  21. "Now U Know" (from Push Comes to Shove) - (featuring MED)
  22. "Space Goat (Madlib Remix) (featuring Diverse)"
  23. "Home Turf (Madlib Remix)" - (featuring Charizma)
  24. "Offbeat (Groove)" (from Beat Konducta Vol 1–2: Movie Scenes)
  25. "Right Now" (featuring Oh No)
  26. "Duck Sex (Outro)"

Volume 2

Mind Fusion Vol. 2
Compilation album by
Genre Jazz, funk, Jazz fusion, Brazilian funk
Label Mind Fusion Records
Producer Madlib
Madlib chronology
Mind Fusion Vol. 1
Mind Fusion Vol. 2
Mind Fusion Vol. 3

Mind Fusion Vol. 2 is second of the Mind Fusion series. This mixtape was released by Madlib under his Mind Fusion imprint. It is a compilation of many songs from different genres from the '60s to the '80s. Like other Mind Fusion mixtapes, this mixtape was released in very limited quantities and is a very rare and collectible item today.

Track listing

All tracks are compiled and mixed by Madlib.

CD Track#ArtistTitleAlbumYear
11 Nat Adderley Song of the Valdez Diamond Double Exposure 1975
2 Brian Auger's Oblivion Express Beginning AgainStraight Ahead1975
3 Johnny Hammond Back to the ProjectsGambler's Life1974
4 Calvin Keys Shawn-NeeqShawn-Neeq1971
5Cesar Mariano & Cia.MetropoleSão Paulo Brasil1977
6Human EggLove Like ThisHuman Egg1978
7 Michal Urbaniak's FusionIlexAtma1974
8 Peter Lipa My AlbumMoanin'?
9 Mary Lou Williams Pale BlueFree Spirits1975
210 Henry Franklin Cosmos DwellersTribal Dance1977
11 Azymuth Partido AltoLight as a Feather1979
12 Elvin Jones Moon DanceTime Capsule1977
13 Patrice Rushen Before the DawnBefore the Dawn1975
14JujuNia (Complete the Circle)Chapter Two: Nia1974
15 Marcos Valle Não Tem Nada Não (Instrumental)Previsão do Tempo1973
16 Azar Lawrence Theme for a New DayPeople Moving1976
317CortexAutomneTroupeau bleu1975
18 Joyce Longe do TempoEncontro Marcado1969
19 Jackie McLean Soul 'Bout Soul 1967
20 Ennio Morricone Dies irae psichedelicoEscalation1968
21 Ken Rhodes The ProfileProfile1974
22Stefano TorossiFearing MuchFeelings1975
23 Duke Ellington Digeridoo The Afro-Eurasian Eclipse 1971
24 Marcos Valle AzimuthMustang Côr de Sangue1969
25Bayete Umbra Zindiko QuintetLet It Take Your MindSeeking Other Beauty1972
27AzymuthNothing Will Be as It Was (Nada Será Como Antes)Telecommunication1982
28Jackie McCleanSoul'Bout Soul1967
29Lorez AlexandriaBaltimore OrioleHow Will I Remember You1978
30 Pharoah Sanders/Norman Connors Casino LatinoBeyond a Dream1978
31 George Duke Nigerian NumberumaThe Inner Source1971
32George DukeFeels So GoodThe Inner Source1971
33Jackie McCleanSoul'Bout Soul1967
34 Willie Tee and the GatursConcentrate[B-side of single "Get Up"]?
36Cal GreenRevolution Rap - Part 2[single]1967

Volume 3

Mind Fusion Vol. 3
Compilation album by
Genre Funk, Jazz, Hip hop, Reggae, Dub
Label Mind Fusion Records
Producer Madlib
Madlib chronology
Mind Fusion Vol. 2
Mind Fusion Vol. 3
Mind Fusion Vol. 4

Mind Fusion Vol. 3 is compilation mixtape by hip hop producer Madlib independently released in 2005. This album is a mix-up of Funk, Jazz, Dub and hip hop instrumentals released in a total of 8 tracks on CD format.

Hip hop subculture including music, dance and graffiti

Hip hop or hip-hop, is a culture and art movement that was created by African Americans, Latino Americans and Caribbean Americans in the Bronx, New York City. The origin of the name is often disputed. It is also argued as to whether hip hop started in the South or West Bronx. While the term hip hop is often used to refer exclusively to hip hop music, hip hop is characterized by nine elements, of which only four elements are considered essential to understand hip hop musically. The main elements of hip hop consist of four main pillars. Afrika Bambaataa of the hip hop collective Zulu Nation outlined the pillars of hip hop culture, coining the terms: "rapping", a rhythmic vocal rhyming style (orality); DJing, which is making music with record players and DJ mixers ; b-boying/b-girling/breakdancing (movement/dance); and graffiti. Other elements of hip hop subculture and arts movements beyond the main four are: hip hop culture and historical knowledge of the movement (intellectual/philosophical); beatboxing, a percussive vocal style; street entrepreneurship; hip hop language; and hip hop fashion and style, among others. The fifth element, although debated, is commonly considered either street knowledge, hip hop fashion, or beatboxing.

Track list

  1. "Just A" - 5:25
  2. "Collection" - 6:33
  3. "Of The" - 8:25
  4. "Hottest" - 5:02
  5. "Shit" - 11:49
  6. "Madlib" - 10:07
  7. "Has Ever" - 7:02
  8. "Produced" - 3:23

Volume 4

Mind Fusion Vol. 4
Remix album by
ReleasedFebruary 20, 2007
Genre Hip hop, Jazz, Remix
Label Mind Fusion Records
Producer Madlib
Madlib chronology
Mind Fusion Vol. 3
Mind Fusion Vol. 4
Mind Fusion Vol. 5

Mind Fusion Vol. 4 is a remix album by hip hop producer Madlib independently released in 2007. This album features remixes of songs by Nas and Jay-Z and others.

Nas American rapper, record executive and entrepreneur from New York

Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, known professionally as Nas, is an American rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur and investor. The son of jazz musician Olu Dara, Nas has released eight consecutive platinum and multi-platinum albums and has sold over 30 million records worldwide. He is also an entrepreneur through his own record label; he serves as associate publisher of Mass Appeal magazine and the co-founder of Mass Appeal Records.

Jay-Z American rapper, entrepreneur, record executive, songwriter, producer and investor from New York

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Track list

Track list adapted from Rappcats.com.

CD Track#TitleArtist
11Getup (Madlib Remix)DJ Roddy Rod
2Pause (Madlib Remix) Frank N Dank
36 Minutes (Madlib Remix)O Solo
25Butter King Jewels Madvillain
36La Rumba RZA featuring Method Man
7Wild Out The LOX
9Stacy Epps (Madlib Remix)Stacy Epps
10MED & Poke Dog (Madlib Remix)MED, Poke Dog
11The Cold One (Instrumental) Madvillain
512Get Down (Madlib Remix) Nas
613Public Service Announcement (Madlib Remix) Jay-Z
14Made You Look (Madlib Remix)Nas
1599 Problems (Madlib Remix)Jay-Z
16Hey Nas (Madlib Remix)Nas
717Moment of Clarity (Madlib Remix)Jay-Z
18Zone Out (Madlib Remix)Nas
19Allure (Madlib Remix)Jay-Z
820Further Adventures of Walkman Flavor (circa 1993-1996) Declaime, Madlib, Quasimoto, Wildchild, Medaphoar
1022Planet Asia (Madlib Remix) Planet Asia
23Bump Bump (Madlib Remix) Raekwon
24MC Unknown (Madlib Remix)MC Unknown
25Stick & Move (Madlib Remix)Planet Asia
1126Wanted (Madlib Remix) Beanie Siegel
27Madlib Freestyle
28Large Professor (Madlib Remix) Large Professor
1229Buzzin' (Madlib Remix) Royce da 5'9"
30Oh No (Madlib Remix)
1331Drainos Madvillain
1432Poke Dog (Madlib Remix)Poke Dog

Volume 5

Mind Fusion Vol. 5
Remix album by
ReleasedFebruary 20, 2007
Genre Hip hop, Remix, Jazz, Funk
Label Mind Fusion Records
Producer Madlib
Madlib chronology
Mind Fusion Vol. 4
Mind Fusion Vol. 5

Mind Fusion Vol. 5 is the fifth and last mixtape of the Mind Fusion series by hip hop producer Madlib. This mixtape focuses on "dirty hip hop crates" from around the world as stated on the back cover. Following tradition, this mixtape was also independently released by Madlib on his Mind Fusion imprint in CD format.

Track list

The whole album features only two lengthy tracks which have about 10 to 15 different beats each mixed together.

Track 1 - Dirty Crates From Around The World (35:58)

Start TimeTitleArtist
06:43We Can Make It If We Try The Sylvers
10:40People Make The World...Charles Williams
21:07Sweet BabySteve Mancha
31:43Y GwylwyrBran

Track 2 - Live At The Do-Over (36:55)

Start TimeTitleArtist
00:01Jungle Love J Dilla
01:50Funky Dudley Dudley Perkins
03:05Congoman The Congos
04:25Street RapMaulawi
05:55 E=MC² J Dilla
08:45Aldeia De Ogum Joyce Moreno
10:09I'll Do My Best (For You Baby) The Ritchie Family
13:26Gotta Get Your LoveClyde Alexander
18:00 Beej N Dem Slum Village
19:03Hollywood DreamsFather's Children
21:17Beat Konducta (Instrumental)Madlib
22:44Beat Konducta (Instrumental)Madlib
23:56Monkey Suite Madvillain
26:24DiamondsJ Dilla
27:44BabyJ Dilla
28:38Two Can WinJ Dilla
30:15Minsato Le, Mi Dayihome Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou Dahomey
34:00You Never Come Closer Doris
35:16Malicious Intent Scientist
36:15Pigs Go Home Ronald Stein

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