Being one of Madlib's best friends must be pretty awesome. Sure, it's probably difficult to get a hold of him, but when you finally do wrangle him, you're getting priceless access to the finest in sonic refreshments. And if you're a rapper, the perks are even better.
MED is Exhibit A. The Oxnard native has been closely associated with the so-called Loop Digga since debuting on 1999's Madlib-produced subterranean classic by Lootpack, "Soundpieces: Da Antidote." His affiliation subsequently landed him spots on Quasimoto's "The Unseen" and the lone guest appearance on Madlib's "Shades of Blue." Then there was his 2005 solo debut, "Push Comes to Shove," which found him rapping over J Dilla and Madlib beats. In layman's terms, that placement is basically like waking up on Christmas Day and receiving a Super Nintendo and a Sega Genesis.