Freddie Gibbs & Madlib Discuss Joint LP "Piñata"; Announce Release Date


(AllHipHop News) The West Coast and the Midwest will unite for a brand new album. After joining forces for several EPs under the name MadGibbs, California’s Madlib and Indiana’s Freddie Gibbs are set to drop their full joint LP Piñata.

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Gibbs describes the album as “a gangster Blaxploitation film on wax.” Guest appearances include Raekwon, Scarface, Mac Miller, Ab-Soul, Danny Brown, BJ The Chicago Kid, and more. The latest single from Piñata is the track “Robes” with Earl Sweatshirt and Domo Genesis of Odd Future.

“I will show you my flaws, I’ll show you what I’ve done wrong and what I’ve f**ked up at,” says Gibbs about the project. “I don’t regret s**t, but I’ll show you the things I’m not proud of.”

Piñata is Madlib’S most recent collaborative effort. He previously worked with J Dilla (Champion Sound), Doom (Madvillainy), Talib Kweli (Liberation), and Guilty Simpson (O.J. Simpson).

“My stuff, it ain’t fully quantized…it has more of a human feel, so it might slow down or speed up,” Madlib says. “So you have to be the type of rapper, like Doom or Freddie, who can catch that, or else you’ll be sounding crazy.”

“I’m about to show n***as how to rap again,” adds Gibbs. “Everybody else is going to fall in line.”

Freddie Gibbs and Madlib’s Piñata is scheduled for release on March 18th via Madlib Invazion.

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Check out the upcoming tour dates and the single “Robes” featuring Earl Sweatshirt and Domo Genesis below.

3/7/13 – Chicago, IL – Metro 3/8/13 – Denver, CO – Cervantes 3/15/13 – Austin, TX – North Door (Stones Throw showcase) # 3/21/13 – Boston, MA – Middle East Downstairs # 3/22/13 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre 3/27/13 – San Francisco, CA – 103 Harriet 3/28/13 – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex # = Madlib solo