There’s plenty more performance footage from the other night from Gangsta Gibbs to go around. Take a look as the Los Angeles based artist takes his act over to Santa Ana and gets into a couple tracks off his celebrated LP, “Pinata.” Vibe out with Freddie as he shares his story with crowd-goers over Madlib’s hypnotizing instrumental.
Here’s some extra footage to check out of Gangsta Gibbs in action from his most recent performance in Santa Ana. The Indiana native digs deep into his catalog for an energy packed performance of “Rob Me A Nigga” before transitioning into his recent standout single “Thuggin.” Freddie also takes the opportunity between songs to show some of his fans some love and sign their Pinata vinyls.
Gangsta Gibbs performs a new and unreleased song for the first time for a sold-out Santa Ana crowd. Take a look as Freddie hypes up the crowd by asking if they would like to hear some “new-new” material before bringing the house down with two performances of the currently unreleased song back-to-back.
Snoop Dogg and Madlib come together to drop a new funky banger titled, “Cadillacs.” The song will be featured on the Doggfather’s upcoming project, “That’s My Work Vol. 3,” which is set to release in just a few hours. Take a listen to Snoop lay down the laws of the streets and put listeners up on game over a smooth and bouncy instrumental courtesy of producer Madlib.
Freddie Gibbs and Madlib give the greenlight to BBC Radio’s Benji B to premiere a new collaborative song titled, “Robes,” featuring Earl Sweatshirt and Domo Genesis. The smooth sampled based production works perfect in Gibbs’ favor as he laces the instrumental with his signature montone flow about the troubles of the streets. “Robes” will be featured on Gibbs and Madlib’s collaborative project, Pinata, which is finally set to drop on March 18.
Madlib stopped by BBC Radio 1 to talk with Benji B about a number of topics which included MF Doom, his alter ego Quasimoto, getting sued so many times for sampling and much more. Take a listen as Madlib tells a funny story about a fight he found himself in with Quasimoto after he found out the rapper stole his girlfriend. With all the jokes aside, Madlib opened up about his experience with crate with J Dilla and admitted to listeners that he’s been sued more times than he can remember for sampling. Before calling it a wrap, Madlib reassured fans there’s a Madvillian follow-up in the works, however, the producer admits that it’s all on MF Doom when he wants to come in and work on the project.
Freddie Gibbs and Madlib are back with a new song called “Harold’s” which is currently featured on the rap duo’s upcoming Deeper EP. Packed with cautionary rhymes and tough street talk, Gibbs laces the smooth track with his familiar menacing flow while producer Madlib hooks the instrumental up with a soulful sample for a catchy loop. The Deeper EP is set to release tomorrow and will contain two new original songs as well as instrumentals and bonus beats.
Freddie Gibbs and Madlib surprise fans and deliver yet another short collaborative EP titled Deeper. Check out the preview below to the title track and CLICK HERE to purchase the Deeper EP in full which boasts a few songs and instrumentals. Look out for Freddie and Madlb’s official LP Piñata which is set to finally release on February 4 next year. See what Freddie and company had to say on the matter below.
On the Deeper EP, Gibbs showcases the yin and yang of heartbreak and anger on the title track, in a lovelorn narrative that meshes perfectly with the weepy strings and insistent rhythm of Madlib’s beat. We haven’t heard something like this in rap music since Nas’ “One Love,” nearly twenty years ago. The b-side, “Harolds” – exclusive to this EP – gives Gibbs a chance to ride some low down Beat Konducta-fueled funk in a nostalgic ode to the Chicago chicken-shack that served as the backdrop to many of his seminal life experiences.
Piñata is scheduled for February 4, 2014 on Madlib Invazion. The album will feature Raekwon, Scarface, Danny Brown, Earl Sweatshirt, Domo Genesis, Joey Bada$$, Ab Soul, BJ The Chicago Kid, Meech of Flatbush Zombies, Casey Veggies, Mac Miller, Polyester the Saint, G-Wiz.
Skyzoo continues his Penny Freestyle Series with another track titled “Feeding Lines.” The sampled based instrumental courtesy of Mad Lib’s “Later That Night,” finds the Brooklyn MC effortlessly commanding and dropping ill bars over the tracks smooth production. Check out the preview below and CLICK HERE to download.
Well I don’t know how this sort of thing happened but it did…it looks like this somehow slipped right past me. I’m sure there’s a good explanation I just can’t think of one right now to share with you all. Better late than never, I bring you Blu & Madlib’s official video for “Burgundy Whips” which has to be my favorite if not in my top favorite three songs from this guy. Check out the west coast inspired visuals above.