Artist: Kazi & Madlib
Album: Blackmarket Seminar
Release Date: 9 December 2016
02. To Be Lost
03. Called Your Bluff
04. Beats By The Pound
05. Put Your Title To Waste
06. The Indiacator
07. Mind State
08. Down 4 The Kaz (The 1st Take)
09. O.X. Veterans (feat. Madlib & Oh No)
10. Battle Drills (feat. MED)
11. Sleep If You Want (feat. Wildchild)
13. Snake Eyes (feat. Madlib & MED)
14. The Unstoppable
15. Friendly Fire
16. Make Yo Ears Bleed (feat. Madlib)
17. Battle Drills
18. Called Your Bluff (Remix)
"Blackmarket Seminar", an album by Kazi and entirely produced by Madlib. Guest features by Madlib, MED, Wildchild, Declaime (Dudley Perkins) and Oh No. The album was recorded in 1996 and now
digitally remastered in 2016.
We recorded this album in the wee hours at CDP studios back in ‘96. It was pretty much me, Madlib and Declaime in the lab when this album was recorded.
I learned so much from Lib cadence, rhyme patterns, timing and how to dig for records. What some people don’t know is this cat actually took the time to show me how to make beats. I must say working with Lib was an amazing experience. The “Blackmarket Seminar” is a very raw and dark album. We came up with “Black Market” because at the time we were doing Hip Hop that nobody else was doing and to us you could only get it on the “Black Market”. When you first play the album you'll hear characters on a skit in search of the black market seminar. We really tried to make it seem like the characters were outside walking around looking for it.
We recorded a new video for the song “To Be Lost” as it is about MCs selling out to remain in the game and still makes perfect sense in the present day.
Clearly, there is a lot to love about "The Journey"—and lucky for us, Superior's only just getting started. "The Journey" drops February 17 through all major digital retailers and streaming platforms via Below System Records, and will be available on vinyl in limited quantities.