Pinata Beats

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Madlib Invazion

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There are few musicians – let alone beat–makers - in the world whose output in its raw form provides his listener with a full on musical experience before anything is added. Madlib is such a talent. Hip hop is his canvas, but he creates the most wondrous things with it. Before a microphone is switched on, before a rhyme even uttered, a Madlib beat stands alone as a complete thing. Since the issue of the collaborative album with rapper Freddie Gibbs - Piñata, already being hailed as contender for rap album of the year - we’ve been asked countless times to issue the beats Madlib created for the project as instrumentals. And we've conceded. Piñata put Gibbs in the spotlight, one that a growing audience is finally acknowledging that he deserves. On Piñata Beats, though, it’s Madlib, quietly spinning on the center stage. Through seventeen cuts of arcane film snippets, dusted funk and soul, psych and prog rock musical diversions, Madlib proves to live up to what Gibbs once said of him: “Madlib quite simply, is music.” 


A1. Supplier 
A2. Scarface 
A3. Deeper 
A4. High 
A5. Harold’s
B1. Bomb 
B2. Shitsville 
B3. Thuggin’ 
B4. Real 
B5. Uno
C1. Robes 
C2. Broken 
C3. Lakers
D1. Knicks 
D2. Shame  
D3. Watts  
D4. Piñata

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