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    R.I.P. David Axelrod

    Electric Prunes - Mass in F Minor introduced me to Axelrod, though it was years before I understood he was the creative force behind the album - his name appears only in the small print. It remains my favorite psychedelic rock album. The followup Electric Prunes - Release of an Oath is essential. If I understand the timeline correctly, the success of Mass in F Minor directly led to Axelrod's solo albums back on his home label Capitol - Songs of Innocence (just reissued), Songs of Experience, and Earth Rot. All great records.
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    He did remix the entire album long ago, like 2000. No idea what happened to it, but I remember this was in ADAT days, and that he had recorded over the Antidote master, because he needed a tape, or something along those lines.
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    What happens to the Stones Throw Drip?

    It's been on the radar for a while now, so it's not as fast as it might seem. We don't have immediate plans to do this again on Bandcamp or anywhere else, but we'll look for an opportunity.
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    What happens to the Stones Throw Drip?

    CG, you're absolutely right about the problems, and as of this week we're deciding to close it down. Looking at Bandcamp and other ideas for the future.
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    Any Karriem Riggins beat album info?

    It's not a coincidence. Mr. Oizo's was my favorite album cover of the year, and I ripped it off. It was one of three ideas I showed Karriem, and the one I guessed he would definitely not pick. Clearly I guessed wrong.
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    Any Karriem Riggins beat album info?

    I had some fun with these Karriem album cover remixes on ST Instagram. Here's one I didn't get a chance to use.
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    I don't think I've ever said that. There is plenty of Jahari, and I wish Madlib would put something out. Supreme Team is the pipe dream. Frankly, I'm surprised anyone still asks for this, all based on what, 2 or 3 tracks?
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    It's been a while. The last all-new, all-Madlib record was Rock Konducta 1 & 2, 2013.
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    Twice in the past week, Pitchfork was the only website to write and attempt to fact-check this and the "Eric B, Rakim and Quas" story. XXL on the other hand has a story on Doom with three errors in the first paragraph alone.
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    Marvel + Stones Throw

    many agree, the Dilla Donuts cover homage is not the strongest of the series, but it's a cool to be included in this series nevertheless.
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    Jay Love Japan?

    The whole Jay Love Japan episode was a little sickening to me. Unfortunately it was the first of many. One caveat to the story here: artwork you link to there is based on a photo by B+ which he didn't even print until after J Dilla passed -- I remember showing that link to B, who hadn't seen or heard anything about it before. Needless to say the record never came out anyway, so terms like "legit," "proper release," and "official release" don't carry weight. The unnamed "ex-employee" also turned on in the credits for Jay Stay Paid, which had the same revisionist fan-made feel of the latter version of Jay Love Japan and a few of the others.
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    The Biggest Flop of Stones Throw History

    This is really your guess?
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    What happens to the Stones Throw Drip?

    Digital subscription, ending in a couple weeks. http://drip.com/stonesthrow
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    Stones Throw FLACs

    I was just reading your comment on the Lil Light page. I clicked all the download links and they all work for me. Can you try it again? These pages or these links don't expire. https://drip.com/stonesthrow/releases/madlib-a-lil-light-instrumentals
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    you need to come up with these quotes in time for us to slap 'em on stickers & press releases
  17. Sorry for the 6-year delay in elaborating. "Aerodynamic (Slum Village Remix)" was arranged and created via Dilla, as Pedro Winter explains in the quote above. I believe the remix was related to the Thomas Bangalter sample in Slum's "Raise It Up," but whether it was a trade, to settle a sample claim, or simply commissioned, I don't know. Regardless, the record is not in the J Dilla Discography because Karriem Riggins created the actual beat (source: Karriem), and this discography is for producer and performance credits rather than 'executive producer' credits.
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    New Dilla Donuts pressing

    This was the original plan. I believe the change might have had something to do with the realities of pressing vinyl. With the major labels back in the vinyl game it's added a month to our average pressing time. I can't speak on all Dilla box set stuff, but Donuts will be continued to be in print and reissued – in good taste – for as long as people continue loving this music, hopefully long enough to outlive all of us. That's not a bad thing for an artist's legacy, it's a part of a legacy. I wrote about this on the board a couple years back when Mr Gerbick asked "Why another Donuts version?"
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    Stones Throw x AIAIAI - "My World Premiere"

    the B-side is James Frank "My world premiere (silent version)"
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    5 Chuckles

    That may or may not be the case, but this other Ras album is coming tomorrow Dec 4
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    MMS 26

    "Madgibbs" is the nickname for this group that wouldn't go away through this whole process. This being probably the final Gibbs-Madlib record (at least the last connected to Pinata) I thought I'd finally acknowledge the name at least. Also because "Freddie Gibbs & Madlib" wouldn't fit in that name plate.
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    Guilty Simpson - The Simpson Tape

    I'm surprised the Stepkids material is the first mentioned – I thought it would be the Gary Wilson sample. These five tracks were produced entirely by sampling Stones Throw catalog. We didn't mention it in the announcement of the record, but there you go.
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    J Dilla photograph?

    there is no such photo
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    This was written by Doom on the back of a print-out I gave of all the lyrics for him to proof. Meat Grinder was such a pain in the ask to transcribe that I asked him just to write out for me. I was looking for this paper the other day, seems to be lost.