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As if the family weren't busy enough, son Michael (brother of DJ phenom Madlib, son of soul singer Otis Jackson, Sr., and nephew of jazz trumpeter Jon Faddis) also decided to try his hand in the music world. Nicknamed Oh No the Mischievous Rebel by Lootpack MC Wildchild, the youngest Jackson soon shortened his name to simply "Oh No." Hooked on DJing and rapping since age 11, Oh No would practice making beats during breaks at work. The hard effort paid off when Oh No recorded his first singles with Stones Throw and Groove Attack and started producing for Medaphoar, Aloe Blacc, and Murs. His solo album The Disrupt, for which Oh No both produced and MCed, was released in 2004, and two years later, Exodus Into Unheard Rhymes, which took its beats from the Galt MacDermot (composer of Hair) catalog, came out. In 2007, after exploring the psychedelic sounds of Turkey, Greece, Lebanon, and Italy, Oh No issued the beat record Dr. No's Oxperiment. Ethiopian funk, jazz, soul, and rock were sampled for his 2009 release Dr. No's Ethiopium, while 2010 found him partnering with producer the Alchemist for Gutter Water, an album released under the project name Gangrene. In 2012, a second, more '70s-themed Gangrene album dubbed Vodka & Ayahuasca arrived, along with two Oh No solo releases; the beat album Dr. No's Kali Tornado Funk plus Ohnomite, an effort built out of samples from Rudy Ray Moore's Dolemite soundtracks.