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Freddie Gibbs & Madlib

Pinata: The 1964 Version - 2024 Reissue

    Single-LP Edit Of Piñata Lacquered At Half Speed Master By Metropolis Mastering In London For The Highest Fidelity. Featuring Danny Brown, Mac Miller, Earl Sweatshirt, Raekwon, Scarface, Domo Genesis, Ab-Soul, Polyester the Saint, BJ The Chicago Kid, Big Time Watts, G-Wiz, Casey Veggies, Sulaiman, Meechy Darko & Freddie Kane. “Piñata is a gangster Blaxploitation ­lm on wax,” says Gibbs. As a producer, Madlib, quite simply, is music. 

    TRACK LISTING

    A1. Supplier
    A2. Scarface
    A3. Deeper
    A4. High (ft. Danny Brown)
    A5. Harold’s
    A6. Bomb (ft. Raekwon)
    A7. Shitsville
    A8. Thuggin’
    A9. Real
    A10. Uno
    B1. Robes (ft. Domo Genesis & Earl Sweatshirt)
    B2. Broken (ft. Scarface)
    B3. Lakers (ft. Ab-Soul & Polyester The Saint)
    B4. Knicks
    B5. Shame (ft. BJ The Chicago Kid)
    B6. Watts (ft. Big Time Watts)
    B7. Piñata (ft. Domo Genesis, G-Wiz, Casey Veggies, Sulaiman, Meechy Darko, & Mac Miller).

    Freddie Gibbs & Madlib

    Pinata - 10 Year Anniversary Edition (RSD24 EDITION)

      THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2024 EXCLUSIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE INSTORE ON SATURDAY APRIL 20TH ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

      IF THERE ARE ANY REMAINING COPIES THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT 8PM ON MONDAY APRIL 22ND.



      "Blackmarket Seminar", an album by Kazi and it's entirely produced by Madlib. Guest features by Madlib, MED, Wildchild, Declaime (Dudley Perkins) and Oh No. The album was recorded in 1996, remastered in 2016 and now available again on vinyl.

      'We recorded this album in the wee hours at CDP studios back in '96. It was pretty much me, Madlib and Declaime in the lab when this album was recorded. I learned so much from Lib cadence, rhyme patterns, timing and how to dig for records. What some people don't know is this cat actually took the time to show me how to make beats. I must say working with Lib was an amazing experience. The "Blackmarket Seminar" is a very raw and dark album. We came up with "Black Market" because at the time we were doing Hip Hop that nobody else was doing and to us you could only get it on the "Black Market". When you first play the album you'll hear characters on a skit in search of the black market seminar. We really tried to make it seem like the characters were outside walking around looking for it.

      We recorded a new video for the song "To Be Lost" as it is about MCs selling out to remain in the game and still makes perfect sense in the present day.'

      STAFF COMMENTS

      Matt says: Amazing, early, under-the-radar Madlib production featuring some well heeled guests voicing some of their early utterances. Gotta admit this is new to me! Stunning stuff.

      TRACK LISTING

      1. Into
      2. To Be Lost
      3. Called Your Bluff
      4. Beats By The Pound
      5. Put Your Title To Waste
      6. The Indiacator
      7. Mind State
      8. Down 4 The Kaz (The 1st Take)
      9. O.X. Veterans (feat. Madlib & Oh No)
      10. Battle Drills (feat. MED)
      11. Sleep If You Want (feat. Wildchild)
      12. Corrections
      13. Snake Eyes (feat. Madlib & MED)
      14. Tha Unstoppable
      15. Friendly Fire (feat. Declaime)
      16. Make Yo Ears Bleed (feat. Madlib)
      17. Battle Drills (Remix)
      18. Called Your Bluff (Remix)
      19. A.V.E.R.A.G.E

      Madlib

      Before The Verdict (Black Friday 23 Edition)

        THIS IS A BLACK FRIDAY 2023 EXCLUSIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE INSTORE ON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 24TH ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

        IF THERE ARE ANY REMAINING COPIES THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT 8AM ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 25TH).


        Before The Verdict Hits For RSD Black Friday 2023 In A Gold Vinyl Pressing. In 2010 Madlib launched the Madlib Medicine Show Series - an ambitious undertaking that saw the prolific producer release a new title on a monthly basis - which kept him busy into 2011. The series debuted with Before The Verdict with Guilty Simpson, a seventeen track rap outing with the Detroit MC. In addition to being the debut of Madlib's Medicine Show Series the release also served as a prelude to Guilty Simpson's OJ Simpson album, his collaboration with Madlib from later that year. Before The Verdict, an action-adventure psycho-thriller in the form of a full-length rap album, is back on print on vinyl for RSD Black Friday 2023

        TRACK LISTING

        1. Arraignment (Intro)
        2. Ode To The Ghetto (OJ Simpson Remix)
        3. Yikes (OJ Simpson Remix)
        4. Further
        5. Lucky Guy
        6. Pigs (OJ Simpson Remix)
        7. Life Goes By
        8. Get Bitches (OJ Simpson Remix)
        9. The Exclusive (feat. MED)
        10. Robbery (OJ Simpson Remix)
        11. Kill 'Em (OJ Simpson Remix)
        12. The Paper
        13. I Must Love You (OJ Simpson Remix)
        14. Looking For Trouble
        15. Young Guns (feat. J Dilla)
        16. My Moment (OJ Simpson Remix)
        17. American Dream & Future (OJ Simpson Remix)

        Madlib

        Shades Of Blue (Classic Vinyl Series)

          The sound of Blue Note had been embedded in hip-hop thru sampling & remixes since its early days but Madlib raised the bar when the DJ, producer, rapper & multi-instrumentalist invaded the Blue Note vaults for his 2003 masterpiece Shades of Blue, a visionary album featuring remixes & reimaginations of classics by Donald Byrd, Bobbi Humphrey, Ronnie Foster, Bobby Hutcherson, Wayne Shorter & more.

          This 2-LP Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition was mastered by Kevin Gray and pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal

          Madvillain

          Madvillainy 2 - The Madlib Remix

            Madlib has never been one to respect convention. Back in 2008, he created one of his more respected forms of alleged musical sacrilege. In need of some headphone listening before a ten-hour plane journey to Tokyo, Madlib reworked his classic MF DOOM collaboration ‘Madvillainy’ in its entirety. Previously available only with a hyper-limited box set and on a tiny run of white label vinyl, ‘Madvillainy 2: The Madlib Remixes’ is now reissued properly on wax, packaged in a full colour sleeve of the original limited CD artwork, plus comic book insert.

            Madlib

            Medicine Show # 5 - History Of The Loop Digga 1990 - 2000

            Back in the 1990s, 'beat tapes', as hip hop producers' demo-reels are now quaintly referred to, were literally that: cassettes of beats made either for self, friends, or potential collaborators. Madlib cranked out a bunch of ‘em in the days between his early productions for the Alkaholiks around 1992, and the release of his Quasimoto album in 2000, after which he took a couple of years off the beats to focus on his fictional jazz outfit Yesterday's New Quintet. This collection showcases the way that Madlib’s early hip hop demos were filtered out to his friends and associates and provides an opportunity for a unique view into his working process. These beats, often freestyled on whatever machine he had at the ready, were picked up by rappers over a period of many years, including tracks later used by the likes of Wildchild and Percee P yet created some years before release. This collection is also punctuated with a series of early solo raps by Madlib and his Quasimoto alter ego, and features the crew known collectively as CDP : rappers who worked side by side with Madlib during the early days of his Oxnard-based Crate Diggas Palace studios.

            STAFF COMMENTS

            Matt says: We don't usually give a genre pick of the week to a reissue. We like to keep things fresh. But such was the impact of this incredibly creative masterpiece by Madlib, and in leu of anything that could by considered serious competition; it's time to reload on this classic leftfield beat tape. The inspiration for many; and on permanent rotation here at Picc HQ since its release in 2010.

            TRACK LISTING

            1. Warning (Intro)
            2. Static Invazion
            3. Stakeout
            4. Rapper X Radio
            5. Last Day's Music
            6. Episode VI
            7. Nothing From Nothing
            8. Episode VIII
            9. Episode IX
            10. Episode X
            11. Episode XI
            12. Episode XII
            13. Episode XIII
            14. Episode XIV
            15. Episode XV
            16. Episode XVI
            17. Episode XVII
            18. Episode XVIII
            19. Episode XIX
            20. Episode XX
            21. Further Adventures Of Walkman Flavor
            22. Episode XXII
            23. Episode XXIII
            24. Episode XXIV
            25. Episode XXV
            26. Episode XXVI
            27. Episode XXVII
            28. Live From Outer Space
            29. Real Days
            30. C.D.P. Assassins Pt. 1
            31. C.D.P. Assassins Pt. 2 & 3
            32. C.D.P. Assassins Pt. 4
            33. C.D.P. Assassins Pt. 5
            34. C.D.P. Assassins Pt. 6

            Embryo

            Auf Auf

              The lauded Krautrocking, global groove ensemble’s first album on maverick producer Madlib’s label. The late Christian Burchard, who founded the Embryo ensemble in 1969, loved the slogan Auf Auf, German for Up, Up, or Keep On Going. Anyone with anything more than a passing interest in the German Krautock scene of the 1970s and 1980s knows that Burchard followed that intent, all around the world, tirelessly seeking out new sounds and inspirations and creating a catalog of music unlike most anything else the world has ever heard. Madlib has often said Embryo is his favorite rock band. Of course the hip-hop-producer-with-the-deepest-musical-knowledge knows Embryo is more than just a rock band – but, for the purposes of these notes, let’s keep it simple. When Marja Burchard, Christan’s daughter, who grew up with Embryo and toured with them for years, took the reins of the ensemble after Christian’s death in 2018, she started recording what would become this album, over the course of two years, finishing it in the throes of the Covid pandemic in 2020.

              She approached Madlib and Egon, who had, years back, visited and jammed with Christian Burchard, and Embryo musicians Uve Mullrich, Roman Bunka and Jan Weissenfeldt, in a Bavarian wine cellar, with the idea to issue Auf Auf on Madlib Invazion. The reply was a resounding, definitive “yes.” So here is Marja’s take on the Embryo ethos, continuing with her father’s intrepid style, and leading the band in her own style. Auf Auf ranges from the deep, free-form jazz of “Alphorn Prayer” to modal music from Afghanistan on “Baran” to psychedelic-tinged jazz-rock of the title track Joining Marja are those like Embryo veterans Bunka, on oud and guitar, and Karl Hector and the Malcouns/Whitefield Brothers/Poets of Rhythm producer and guitarist Jan Weissenfeldt and others, including important players on the global scene from Afghanistan and Morocco. 

              TRACK LISTING

              A1. Besh
              A2. Yu Mala
              A3. Auf Auf
              A4. Baran

              B1. Januar
              B2. Alphorn Prayer 

              Jackson Conti (Madlib & Mamao)

              Sujinho

                Madlib reissues his long out of print collaboration with legendary Brazilian drummer Ivan “Mamao” Conti, propellant for lauded jazz fusion archetypes Azymuth, on his own imprint. Alternate cover artwork, photography by B+. When Madlib went to Brazil in 2002 with Mochilla to participate in the production of the Brazilintime documentary, his one mission was to meet Ivan “Mamao” Conti, the drummer of the legendary trio Azymuth. Madlib had made an Azymuth tribute record he wanted to play for him. On a rainy night in Rio, Mamao and Madlib went in the studio.

                Several hours later the rhythm tracks that make up Sujinho were laid and the process began. Featuring the music of Madlib, Mamao, Edu Lobo, Chico Buarque de Hollanda, Luiz Eca, Baden Powell, Vinicius De Moraes, Marcos Valle, Joao Donato, Dom Um Romao, Airto Moreira and even George Duke… and with guest vocals by Thalma De Freitas — Sujinho is a unique and classic record. Filled with the angularity and edge of a Madlib production and underwritten by the polyrhythmics of Mamao — Sujinho takes Brazilian music into places it has never been, bringing oft forgotten classics like “Upa Neguinho” to 21st century ears.

                TRACK LISTING

                Mamaoism
                Barumba
                Anna De Amsterdam Interlude
                Praça Da Republica
                Papaia
                Brasilian Sugar
                Sao Paulo Nights
                Xibaba
                Upa Neguinho (feat. Thalma De Freitas)
                Casa Forte
                Amazon Stroll
                Berimbau
                Anna De Amsterdam Reprise
                Waiting On The Corner
                Tijuca Man
                Nao Tem Nada Nao
                Sunset At Sujinho
                Segura Esta Onda (feat. Mamao On Vocals). 

                Jackson Conti

                Sujinho - Black Friday Edition

                  AVAILABLE ONLINE ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 27TH FROM 8AM.

                  LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                  Madlib Invazion reissues Madlib’s collaboration with legendary Brazilian drummer Ivan “Mamao” Conti, propellant for lauded jazz fusion archetypes Azymuth. 5000 pressed for worldwide. Debuts on Black Friday. First released in 2008 on CD by the US based Mochilla imprint with vinyl being issued only in Europe on the Kindered Sprits label. Both formats are out of print with vinyl unavailble since its initial run. Alternate cover artwork, photography by B+.

                  When Madlib went to Brazil in 2002 with Mochilla to participate in the production of Brasilintime his one mission was to meet Ivan “Mamao” Conti the drummer of the legendary trio Azymuth. Madlib had made an Azymuth tribute record he wanted to play for him. On a rainy night in Rio Mamao and Madlib went in the studio. Several hours later the rhythm tracks that make up Sujinho were laid and the process began. Featuring the music of Madlib, Mamao, Edu Lobo, Chico Buarque de Hollanda, Luiz Eca, Baden Powell, Vinicius De Moraes, Marcos Valle, Joao Donato, Dom Um Romao, Airto Moreira and even George Duke… and with guest vocals by Thalma De Freitas — Jackson Conti is a unique and classic record. Filled with the angularity and edge of a Madlib production and underwritten by the polyrhythmics of Mamao — Sujinho takes Brazilian music into places it has never been, bringing oft forgotten classics like Upa Neguinho to 21st century ears. 

                  TRACK LISTING

                  Mamaoism
                  Barumba
                  Anna De Amsterdam Interlude
                  Praça Da Republica
                  Papaia
                  Brasilian Sugar
                  Sao Paulo Nights
                  Xibaba
                  Upa Neguinho (feat. Thalma De Freitas)
                  Casa Forte
                  Amazon Stroll
                  Berimbau
                  Anna De Amsterdam Reprise
                  Waiting On The Corner
                  Tijuca Man
                  Nao Tem Nada Nao
                  Sunset At Sujinho
                  Segura Esta Onda (feat. Mamao On Vocals)

                  Freddie Gibbs & Madlib

                  Piñata - 2021 Repress

                    Freddie Gibbs is the product of violent, drug-laden streets but unlike most rappers with similar resumes, he brings the block to the booth without inhibition or an exaggerated rap persona. 'Piñata', a 17 track collaboration with producer Madlib, is the best distillation yet of his transparent approach to making music, combining an at times stark honesty with electrifying talent as a lyricist and performer. Piñata is “a gangster Blaxploitation film on wax,” says Gibbs, who came up on the streets of Gary, Indiana, the disregarded city previously best known for producing Michael Jackson. Here he is joined by Mac Miller, Earl Sweatshirt, Raekwon, Scarface, Domo Genesis, Ab-Soul and a host of others in setting his soliloquies of the streets alongside film snippets and dusted funk, soul and prog musical tapestries. While this is the latest in a series of single-artist collaborations for Madlib, after Jaylib (J Dilla), 'Madvillainy' (MF Doom) and the street-centric 'OJ Simpson' with Detroit’s Guilty Simpson, the pairing is unique as it is the first time for Gibbs working with just one producer. On 'Piñata', where Gibbs can shift from textbook lessons in robbing and drugging on trackslike “Scarface” and “Knicks,” to perhaps the album’s most personal song, “Broken,” a collaboration with Scarface, who, along with Tupac, DMX and 50 Cent, make up the rapper’s own Mount Rushmore of MCs (“You’re getting a hurricane of all those motherfuckers hitting you at once when you listen to Freddie Gibbs,” he says). “Deeper,” a Gibbs favorite and the third single from the album after “Thuggin’” (2012) and “Shame,” (2013) is an ode to hip-hop in the mold of Common’s “I Used to Love HER”; “High,” featuring Danny Brown, is self-explanatory and just what you would expect from Gibbs, Madlib and one of Detroit’s finest; while on “Real,” Gibbs addresses an old score just as Michael Corleone settled all family business on baptism day. As a producer, Madlib, quite simply, is music. And ten years into his career - a time when other artists become comfortable - Gibbs remains restless, focused, with an eye on the competition and their position relative to his ascent. This is because mentally, he’s still on the corner hustling, which would be the downfall of the average rapper. With 'Piñata', Gibbs confirms that he is anything but average.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    SIDE A
                    1. Supplier
                    2. Scarface
                    3. Deeper
                    4. High Ft. Danny Brown
                    5. Harold’s

                    SIDE B
                    6. Bomb Ft. Raekwon
                    7. Shitsville
                    8. Thuggin’
                    9. Real
                    10. Uno

                    SIDE C
                    11. Robes Ft. Domo Genesis & Earl Sweatshirt
                    12. Broken Ft. Scarface
                    13. Lakers Ft. Ab-Soul & Polyester The Saint

                    SIDE D
                    14. Knicks
                    15. Shame Ft. BJ The Chicago Kid
                    16. Watts Ft. Big Time Watts
                    17. Piñata Ft. Domo Genesis, G-Wiz, Casey Veggies, Sulaiman, Meechy Darko, & Mac Miller

                    Jahari Massamba Unit

                    Pardon My French

                      The Jahari Massamba Unit features Madlib on all instrumentation with the exception of drums, which are laid down by Karriem Riggins. Like Madlib, Riggins is well-versed in both the worlds of Jazz and Hip Hop. Musically, Madlib’s label says “we would call the project Spiritual Jazz, but jazz great Phil Ranelin told us to call it Black Classical Music, so that’s what we’re going with it.” This is an album put together by students of jazz in its myriad and historic corms who are also proponents of jazz’s future. The resulting recording reflects a lifetime of record collecting, musical study, woodshedding, and a reverential respect for one another’s craft. Regardless of categorization this is an exciting an all new entry in Madlib’s Yesterdays New Quintet canon of difficult to categorize music. 

                      TRACK LISTING

                      Je Prendrai Le Romanée-conti (putain De Leroy)
                      Les Jardins Esméraldins (pour Caillard)
                      Un Bordeaux Pré-phylloxéra (pour Le Riche Enculé)
                      Deux Fakes Jayers (aussi Pour Le Riche Enculé)
                      Riesling Pour Robert
                      Du Morgon Au Moulin-à-vent (pour Duke).
                      Trou Du Cul (ode Au Sommelier Arrogant)
                      Etude Montrachet
                      Le Feu (pour Belluard)
                      Merde (basse-cour)
                      Inestimable Le Clos
                      La Closerie (pour Prévost)
                      Hommage à La Vielle Garde (pour Lafarge Et Rinaldi)

                      Gil Evans to Miles Davis…. Holger Czukay to the ensemble known as Can….Jean Claude Vannier to Serge Gainsbourg on Histoire de Melody Nelson. That’s the only way to explain the specificity of Four Tet and Madlib’s collaboration, in this special album that showcases a two-decade long friendship that has resulted in an album that follows Madlib’s classics like Quasimoto’s The Unseen, Madvillainy and his Pinata and Bandana albums with Freddie Gibbs.

                      “A few months ago I completed work on an album with my friend Madlib that we’d been making for the last few years. He is always making loads of music in all sorts of styles and I was listening to some of his new beats and studio sessions when I had the idea that it would be great to hear some of these ideas made into a Madlib solo album. Not made into beats for vocalists to use but instead arranged into tracks that could all flow together in an album designed to be listened to start to finish. I put this concept to him when we were hanging out eating some nice food one day and we decided to work on this together with him sending me tracks, loops, ideas and experiments that I would arrange, edit, manipulate and combine. I was sent hundreds of pieces of music over a couple of years stretch and during that time I put together this album with all the parts that fitted with my vision.” Kieren Hebden AKA Four Tet.

                      STAFF COMMENTS

                      Barry says: There's no denying that both Madlib and Hebden are two of the most renowned musicians on the scene, and 'Sound Ancestors' does exactly as you'd expect, cementing their reputations and collaborative capabilities with a rich and soulful fusion of IDM and shuffled beatplay.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      A1. There Is No Time (Prelude)
                      A2. The Call
                      A3. Theme De Crabtree
                      A4. Road Of The Lonely Ones
                      A5. Loose Goose
                      A6. Dirtknock
                      A7. Hopprock
                      A8. Riddim Chant
                      B1. Sound Ancestors
                      B2. One For Quartabê/Right Now
                      B3. Hang Out (Phone Off)
                      B4. Two For 2 -For Dilla
                      B5. Latino Negro
                      B6. The New Normal
                      B7. Chino
                      B8. Duumbiyay

                      Jahari Massamba Unit

                      Pardon My French

                        Madlib & Karriem Riggins’ All New Jazz Project! The Jahari Massamba Unit features Madlib on all instrumentation with the exception of drums, which are laid down by Karriem Riggins. Like Madlib, Riggins is well-versed in both the Jazz and Hip Hop worlds. Musically, Madlib’s label says: “we would call the project Spiritual Jazz, but jazz great Phil Ranelin told us to call it Black Classical Music, so that’s what we’re going with.” This is an album put together by students of jazz in its myriad and historic forms who are also proponents of jazz’s future. The resulting recording reflects a lifetime of record collecting, musical study, woodshedding, and a reverential respect for one another’s craft. Regardless of categorization, this is an exciting and all-new entry in Madlib’s Yesterday’s New Quintet canon of difficult to categorize music. 

                        TRACK LISTING

                        1. Je Prendrai Le Romanée-Conti (Putain De Leroy)
                        2. Les Jardins Esméraldins (Pour Caillard)
                        3. Un Bordeaux Pré-Phylloxéra (Pour Le Riche Enculé)
                        4. Deux Fakes Jayers (Aussi Pour Le Riche Enculé)
                        5. Riesling Pour Robert
                        6. Du Morgon Au Moulin-À-Vent (Pour Duke)
                        7. Trou Du Cul (Ode Au Sommelier Arrogant)
                        8. Etude Montrachet
                        9. Le Feu (Pour Belluard)
                        10. Merde (Basse-cour)
                        11. Inestimable Le Clos
                        12. La Closerie (Pour Prévost)
                        13. Hommage À La Vielle Garde (Pour Lafarge Et Rinaldi)

                        Freddie Gibbs & Madlib

                        Bandana Beats

                        Instrumental version of the amazing "Bandana" album from 2019. You know the score by now... Madlib's beats are just sooo juicy and nice, he normally releases them separately to the artist's vocal album.

                        Such was the case with "Pinata" and now "Bandana", the unofficial follow-up, continues the trend. One of hip-hop's most respected beat makers shows no signs of losing his edge in his forties - he's still one of the best in the business!

                        Unlike "Pinata"'s glamourising, flamboyant celebration of the drug game (albeit with some rather cutting lyrics), "Bandana"'s beats highlight the claustrophobic, tense and unbridled darkness that also comes with it. Smothered in a foreboding, dready weight, the perfect canvas for Gibbs' black hearted lyrics. 


                        STAFF COMMENTS

                        Matt says: Madlib's killer beats always deserve a seperate album to themselves and no more so is this apparant than the claustophobic and edgy tension of "Bandana".

                        TRACK LISTING

                        Side 1.

                        1. Obrigado (0:50)
                        2. Freestyle Shit (2:24)
                        3. Half Manne Half Cocaine (2:53)
                        4. Crime Pays (3:05)
                        5. Massage Seats (2:26)
                        6. Palmolive (4:08)
                        7. Fake Names (3:44)
                        8. Flat Tummy Tea (2:38)

                        Side 2.

                        1. Situations (2:47)
                        2. Giannis (3:22)
                        3. Practice (2:44)
                        4. Cataracts (3:39)
                        5. Gat Damn (2:50)
                        6. Education (4:22)
                        7. Soul Right (3:27)

                        Beats by Madlib. Raps by Oh No. Real rap shit by two of the greatest in the game. Also featuring Adub, Elzhi & Chino XL.

                        With skitty, experimental beats that wrap around Oh No's serpentine flow perfectly, it's notably different to the boom-bap of "Pinata" or the Atlanta-influenced "Bandana" (two of Madlib's previous collaborations with Freddie Gibbs) whilst still undeniably having the air of a Madlib production.

                        Oh No is a rapper and producer who has left his mark across a wide swath of releases. His 2006 concept album Exodus Into Unheard Rhythms (Which exclusively sampled the works of musical theatre composer Galt MacDermot) was highly acclaimed upon its release, as well as his various crate-digging DJ mix projects (Dr. No’s Oxperiment, Dr. No’s Ethiopium). He has produced tracks for the likes of Danny Brown, Action Bronson, Aloe Blacc, Talib Kweli, and Prodigy, while contributing guest verses to tracks by Czarface, Apathy, Murs, Little Brother, and more. 


                        STAFF COMMENTS

                        Matt says: With two Madlib Invasion records dropping this week we're really spoilt. Another week, another rapper it seems, as our favourite Beat Konducta formulates a sublime modern rap opus with fellow Cali cat - Oh No.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        A1. My House
                        A2. The Pros
                        A3. Payday (feat. Adub)
                        A4. Give N Take
                        A5. Superhumans (feat. Elzhi & Chino XL)
                        A6. Buggin
                        A7. CDP Smackdown
                        B1. Timeless Treasure
                        B2. I Jus Wanna
                        B3. Away Too Long
                        B4. Make Due
                        B5. Tired Atlas
                        B6. Dishonored Valor

                        Here it is! This is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2014 collaboration album "Pinata", between Mid-West rapper Freddie Gibbs and DJ & super-producer Madlib. It continues with more of Gibbs' unmatchable, poignant and downright filthy commentary on lifestyle choices of the rich, holding and criminal with his misogynistic humour not necessarily to everyone's taste but hilariously quick, observant and on point throughout much of the LP. Madlib's schitzo-frenetic beats switch up quicker than the 49's backline, full of crate-dug crackle and a historic presentation of blacksploitation in the 21st century.

                        Featured artists include:- Pusha T, Killer Mike, Anderson Paak, Yashin Bay & Black Thoughts.



                        STAFF COMMENTS

                        Matt says: As fiesty, potty-mouthed and charismatic as ever, Freddie Kane returns with Madlib on the dials for another xxxplicit account of modern manhood, street politics and the continuing hip-hop soap opera.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        Obrigado
                        Freestyle Shit
                        Half Manne Half Cocain
                        Frime Pays
                        Massage Seats 
                        Palmoive
                        Fake Names
                        Flat Tummy Tea
                        Situation
                        Giannis
                        Practice
                        Cataracts
                        Gat Damn
                        Education
                        Soul Right


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