I've been listening to the Stones Throw Podcast 50: Lootpack's “Pieces of Soundpieces” mixtape, 1999, for the past few days. Soundpieces was the first and only record by the famed West-coast ninjas---this mixtape was put together by Madlib before the album dropped in 1999 and now it is given away for FREE to mark Stonesthrow's 50th podcast series. If you haven't signed up for the amazing Stonesthrow podcast, now is the time to do it...you will find freebies (for a limited time only) from artists such as ST founder Peanut Butter Wolf, Dam-Funk, Mayer Hawthorne, The Gaslamp Killer, Madlib, Quasimoto, Jay Dee, Guilty Simpson and many more. Follow the link to subscribe.
From Stonesthrow about the mixtape: It's the 10th anniversary of Lootpack's classic hip-hop album Soundpieces: Da Antidote, the record that launched Madlib, Wildchild and DJ Romes along with their crew Quasimoto, MED, Dudley Perkins, and Oh No. Our 50th podcast is a mixtape tape put together by Madlib as the album was about to drop in early 1999 - back when a mixtape really meant “tape.”
Side one is tracks from earlier Lootpack singles, side two is tracks from Soundpieces, but throughout the mix are various other Madlib beats - some unreleased, and some that would later get worked into tracks like Madvillain's “Rainbows.”