Madlib‘s helium-voiced Quasimoto persona seems more like schtick than genius the second time around, but the sheer musicality and density of ideas on Lord Quas is worthy of the highest praise. Mystifyingly thick amounts of source material fly by as homies ‘Lib and Quas chat and argue with some of them (like a drunken Melvin Van Peebles) but the ADD-addled stream of information also passes by so quickly that it‘s hard for even the most seasoned listener to take it all in. Which is sort of the point. Fortunately, Quas is also there to save the day with his unmissable nuggets of insight (“Trying to find a better way to cook Top Ramen but there ain‘t one”).”