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.
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.
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.
Freddie Gibbs is finally planning to release Piñata, his long overdue collaborative project with Madlib, on March 18th. In anticipation of the new drop date, Gibbs premiered a new track Benji B's BBC Radio 1 show.
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.
A new reveal from veteran L.A. emcee/producer Madlib's upcoming 30-track "Rock Konducta Vol. 1-2" project, the latest instalment in his ongoing Beat Konducta series, inspired by international kraut, prog and psych rock from the 60s-80s.
West Coast duo TiRon & Ayomari take on Madlib's "America's Most Blunted" instrumental, from his essential 2004 project "Madvillainy" with MF DOOM. This is definitely a departure from the "The Wonderful Prelude" EPs they dropped recently (cop them in our mixtape section).
How'd they handle it?
Give Peroxide (Prod. By Madlib) a spin - it's a new offering from MED & Blu , featuring Mayer Hawthorne & Dam-Funk. It was dropped on Monday, November 25th, 2013. MED & Blu 's rap artistry continues to improve with every release, something which is most definitely evidenced on Peroxide (Prod. By Madlib) .
Stream The Buzz, the newest drop from Madlib which features Blu, MED & Mayer Hawthorne . The cut was released on Wednesday, November 6th, 2013. Madlib continues to impress with each new leak, and The Buzz is no exception.
Check out Black Widow, the latest track from Madlib, which dropped on Sunday, October 20th, 2013. Madlib's movement grows stronger with each new release, and Black Widow has further strengthened that fact.
Give Harold's a spin - it's a new offering from Freddie Gibbs & Madlib. It was dropped on Monday, September 23rd, 2013. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib's rap artistry continues to improve with every release, something which is most definitely evidenced on Harold's.
Listen to Ne Le Voulez Pas Avec Moi, the latest track from JSWISS. The cut dropped on Saturday, September 21st, 2013. JSWISS's future brightens with every new release, and Ne Le Voulez Pas Avec Moi certainly isn't an exception.
Stream Deeper, the newest drop from Freddie Gibbs & Madlib. The cut was released on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013. Things are looking better for Freddie Gibbs & Madlib with each new release, which Deeper has proven yet again.