Madlib News

 
  • Cover of 10 Essential Freddie Gibbs Tracks
    Hailing from Gary, Indiana, Freddie Gibbs moved to Los Angeles in 2006 after he signed to Interscope Records. Things didn't work out with Interscope and Gibbs inked a deal with Young Jeezy's CTE label.
  • Cover of Dilla Weekend To Feature Joey Bada$$, Madlib, Pete Rock, And Others
    While February 7th is celebrated as "Dilla Day" in Detroit, this year, the celebration will be going down in Miami as "Dilla Day" turns into a weekend event, February 5th through the 8th.
  • Cover of #TBT: J. Dilla
    James Yancey accomplished more with his 32 years on this planet than most people could do with 5 lifetimes. He cultivated a sound that has influenced the finest producers of today.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: March 20
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music.
  • Cover of Review: Freddie Gibbs & Madlib's "Piñata"
    On paper, stone cold gangster Freddie Gibbs and alt-hop producer Madlib have little in common. But after releasing several highly enjoyable EPs beginning in 2011, it quickly became apparent that the duo were capable of vibing off one another.
  • Cover of Stream Freddie Gibbs & Madlib's "Piñata" In Full
    Freddie Gibbs and Madlib's collaborative album has been in the works for some time. Originally titled Cocaine Piñata, The album eventually lost the more controversial part of its name, and was released as simply Piñata today. Along with its release 
  • Cover of The Beat Konducta: Madlib's Best Collaborations
    With his dusty, warped, sample-heavy sound almost instantly recognizable at this point, Madlib has carved out quite a niche for himself in the underground hip-hop world.
  • Cover of Freddie Gibbs Reveals Cover Art & Tracklist For "Pinata" With Madlib
    The other day Freddie Gibbs almost pulled one over on us when he revealed what many deemed to be the cover art to his joint effort with Madlib, Pinata, on Instagram. He quickly clarified that it was not the official art, rather, just a poster to keep the word circulating.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: February 6
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music.
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: January 25- January 31
    As we do every week, we're bringing you some dope records that dropped in the last seven days, each of which deserve more views.
  • Cover of Freddie Gibbs & Madlib Announce EP & LP Release Dates [Update: "Piñata" Gets New Date]
    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.
  • Cover of Freddie Gibbs' "Eastside Slim" Album Due Out This Year
    Freddie Gibbs has been one of the most consistent artists in the game over the last few years, but he's never had the break he really deserved. Much of this was caused by his public fallout with Young Jeezy, whose CTE imprint was originally set to house Gibb's major label debut.
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