The duo that gave us Piñata in 2014 is back for seconds. Freddie Gibbs and producer-extraordinaire Madlib are back to present us "Flat Tummy Tea," the first of many offerings from a presumably finished Bandana project.
Gibbs wastes little time letting off a webbed-flow over Madlib's Vaudevillesque beat, giving the listener the impression that a gothic travesty is just awaiting us at the next turnstile. This is perhaps an element of Surrealism Madlib has brought to the table. But Freddie wasn't completely taskless in the post and pre-production phases of creation - especially on the eve of the song's release when he used a "bloat free, bitch" tagline to pitch the fictitious "Flat Tummy" product.
It stands to reason that neither Madlib or Freddie Gibbs would be content with stringing together a series of discombobulated songs. "Skinny Boy or Girl" products are reasonably offensive to those of us trying to put a modest face in the morning, but when Freddie Gibbs and Madlib plugging about, you know the product ruse is contrarian at heart.
Gold body my jeweler he Black Mummy-me
I be in these b*tches tummies like Flat Tummy Tea
Crackers came to Africa, ravaged ruffle they rummage me
America was the name of they fuckin' company.
- Freddie Gibbs