Otis Jackson Jr., aka Madlib, has been one of the most important producers of the underground hip hop scene since the beginning of the 21st century. He has been one of the most prominent faces in the Stones Throw Records. His production is usually very soulful and jazzy.
Madlib is also a DJ, an emcee, a multi-instrumentalist, a jazzman, and a renowned crate digger. His stage name is an acronym for “Mind Altering Demented Lessons in Beats”.
He also works as a producer for his instrumental group, Yesterdays New Quintet, a Jazz-based, Hip-Hop and electronic-influenced “quintet” in fact made up of dozens fictitious characters as well as Madlib, himself, under his real name Otis Jackson Jr.