Freddie Gibbs and Madlib announce the release dates for "Deeper," and "Piñata".
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib have become frequent collaborators, and their joint output is not coming to a halt anytime soon. The duo have two projects in the works, and have now revealed the release dates for both.
Gibbs and Lib released a new track today, which will appear on a 6-track EP titled Deeper on September 24th. On top of that, they've announced that their full length album Piñata will drop February 4, 2014.
Piñata will include features from Raekwon, Scarface, Earl Sweatshirt, Danny Brown, Domo Genesis, Joey Bada$$, Ab-Soul, BJ the Chicago Kid, Meech of Flatbush Zombies, Casey Veggies, Mac Miller, Polyester the Saint, and G-Wiz.
View the full tracklist for Deeper below.
1. Deeper (O. Jackson, F. Tipton)
2. Deeper (Instrumental) (O. Jackson)
3. Ups and Downs (Bonus Beat)
1. Harold's (O. Jackson, F. Tipton)
2. Harold's (Instrumental) (O. Jackson)
3. The Long Walk Home (Bonus Beat)
[Update: "Piñata" Gets New Date]
In a new press release Freddie Gibbs and Madlib have announced the official release date for their long-awaited full length, Piñata. The album, which Gibbs describes as "a gangster Blaxploitation film on wax," will be available March 18th through Madlib Invazion.
Gangsta Gibbs elaborated on what to expect from the project. "I will show you my flaws, I'll show you what I've done wrong and what I've fucked up at," he said. "I don't regret shit, but I'll show you the things I'm not proud of."
Madlib also commented on the rapper's ability to realize the full potential of his production. "My stuff, it ain't fully quantized...it has more of a human feel, so it might slow down or speed up," he explained. "So you have to be the type of rapper, like Doom or Freddie, who can catch that, or else you'll be sounding crazy."
The duo also announced a few tour dates. View them below.
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