It’s hard on these streets for a gangster, especially when that Gangster is Gibbs. Heavy is the crown. “Deeper” in vintage Freddie Gibbs lyricism vs vintage Madlib production. The result is something poetic, like those crazy patterns of light refracting off of oil in water. Cocaine Pinata is one of my favorite albums of the year and it keeps getting better with age like fine malt liquor. The visuals do poetic justice to the track, recreating the feel while providing and interesting perspective to the content of the track. If you have not picked up Pinata from Freddie Gibbs and Madlib, please do so. With your support one day we should be able to see another project from these two.
Madlib and Freddie Gibbs have easily dropped the hip-hop album of the year so far. Cocaine Pinata is stuffed with Gangsta Gibbs’ signature real life lyrics and Madlib’s classic production. The merger might not have seemed as harmonious at first to most people but like they say, the proof is in the pudding. “Thuggin'” is the perfect example of the chemistry these two have with their music. Never forced, it’s organic and meshes together in a way that classic Hip-Hop duos like Eric B and Rakim and Gang Starr have.
It’s rare these days that a gangster rapper makes an impression on me….with that being said Freddie Gibbs is dope and the addition of Sean P & Tek, well that’s like hot butter on toast….just makes sense……DUCK DOWN!!!!