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Birth Place: Lost Gates, USA
Years Active: 1999-2005
Genres: Hip Hop

Quasimoto (also known as Lord Quas) is the alter ego or the side project of hip hop producer Madlib, from Oxnard, California. Quas is known for his distinctive high-pitched voice attained by playing the original beat at a slow speed, recording the vocals over that slow speed, then speeding the vocals along with the original beat back up to its original tempo. Early depictions of Quasimoto were taken from the movie “Fantastic Planet,” specifically the leashed Oms who wore red masks with protruding snouts resembling skinny hippopotamus. Peanut Butter Wolf, DJ and owner of Stones Throw Records, heard Quas' demo tapes and encouraged Madlib to release more tracks under this alias. Quasimoto w... Continue Bio >>

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