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.
Taken from quite possibly the greatest Stevie Wonder tribute album of all time. No, not possibly, it is the best tribute album. Madlib and his Yesterday’s New Quintet personae deliver on the album aptly titled Stevie. Here we have two of my favorite joints from the album, “Too High” and “Visions”, though it’s difficult to pick two favorites. Front to back the album is solid. You can pick up a copy of the album on various places through out the interwebs. I suggest doing so.
Snoop Dogg x Madlib? Yes, please. This is west coast all day. Can we get an album of this?
Shout out to Gangster Gibbs, Hennessy cups and soul music man. Showed up to the radio show with the big ol’ bottle of Henn too. the Gibbs x Madlib collaboration works wonders if you ask me…..
What I like about Stones Throw is they continue supporting artistic projects. Percee P dropped Perseverance in 2007 and Stones Throw just dropped this video off the project. So 5 years later they still push the record……This is why they are the Hip Hop Mafia….
Madlib produced remix from Lootpack’s classic underground album, Soundpieces : The Antidote. The remix features Madlib’s little brother, Oh No as well as Cali Agent #1, Rasco. Cuts provided by DJ Romes….Oxnard, STAND UP!!
Rapper Big Pooh, fed up with Cereal, decides to holler at Montage One and hit up Los Angeles for some good eats. First up, Earlez Grille…..staple LA landmark. May I recommend the Chicken Hot Link and a glass of Playerz Punch. And don’t trip, if it’s your fist time there, you just might have to do your own dishes. The spot was founded by Don Jaqwarr, you know “I Get Wicked” from Ice Cube’s Predator album? Oh, production handled by this guy named Madlib, he’s aight…..Dope video, look out for Fatboy Fresh Vol. 1 – For Members Only. It’s just a google search away….
Strong Arm Steady dropped one of the best albums of 09 with producer Madlib called In Search Of Stoney Jackson. Here is the video from my favorite song from the album. Mitchy KILLS his verse…….Klack Klack Klack