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Hen’s Teeth are hosting a Madvillainy 33⅓ book launch next week

Hen’s Teeth are hosting a Madvillainy 33⅓ book launch next week

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The latest book in the 33⅓ series devoted to a classic album is Madvillainy, the seminal hip-hop album by Madlib and MF DOOM, originally released in 2004 and one of the best albums of the genre in the last 20 years, no question.

The book’s author Will Hagle, who will be in Dublin next week, Saturday May 6th for an interview with Dean Van Nguyen and a DJ set from Mango after.

Entry is €20 and comes with a signed copy of the book.

This book celebrates Madvillainy as a representation of two genius musical minds melding to form one revered supervillain. A product of circumstance, the album came together soon after MF DOOM’s resurgence and Madlib’s reluctant return from avant-garde jazz to hip-hop.

Written from the alternating perspectives of three fake music journalist superheroes-featuring interviews with Wildchild, M.E.D., Walasia, Daedelus, Stones Throw execs, and many other real individuals involved with the album’s creation-this book blends fiction and non-fiction to celebrate Madvillainy not just as an album, but as a folkloric artifact. It is one specific retelling of a story which, like Madvillain’s music, continues to spawn infinite legends.

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