Quasimoto, as seen in artist Jeff Jank's 'Azz'. There are musicians who use mystery as a marketing scheme. The Oxnard, California-raised producer grants perhaps one interview for every 20 albums he releases. For the man born Otis Jackson Jr. The record offers another reminder that Madlib ranks among the most influential artists of his generation.
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Quasimoto is a side project of hip hop producer Madlib , from Oxnard, California. Quasimoto is composed of Madlib and his animated alter ego Lord Quas. Lord Quas is known for his high pitched voice, which often interacts with Madlib's regular voice. Quasimoto was conceived one day in the studio, when Madlib decided to rap to his own beats. Madlib did not like the sound of his voice his friends in Oxnard call him 'Barry White' in reference to his deep voice so he decided to slow his recorder down, rap slowly, then speed the recording back up to produce Lord Quas' distinctive high pitched sound. Quasimoto's lyrics frequently address themes such as violence and drug use in a comedic fashion, and the character of Lord Quas has frequently been interpreted as a satirical take on gangsta-rap. This album received much praise from underground fans and from mainstream media, making it onto Spin Magazine 's top albums of the year list. After the release of The Unseen , Madlib spent the next few years working on different projects such as Yesterdays New Quintet and his album Shades of Blue. Quasimoto officially returned with the vinyl-only Bus Ride EP in , continuing his distinctive style of high pitched rhymes and unorthodox samples. The album cover features a reference to Frank Zappa 's debut album, Freak Out!
These beat tapes were private music, made for himself and a small circle of local smokers and their car stereos. The voice debuted as On vinyl: Quasimoto - The Unseen The Unseen was released June 13, and turned into one of the new decade's first sleeper hits, ranking Read More. Update: Our copies are sold out. Ask for this at indie record stores. On the crime-infested east In an age when print magazines are dropping like flies, it's nice to see someone buck the trend, especially when they do it so well There is a small number of Quasimoto's Yessir Whatever out in the world with the Quasimoto figure in blue. The folks at Urban Outfitters requested