Madlib Is Releasing An Instrumental Album Called ‘Pinata Beats’
JB: About March 2012. We had our first cut done in May of last year, so we turned something around pretty quickly. And obviously there was a bunch of archival [footage], and there had been a production that had begun work in 2010 that got shelved, and I worked with them to hand over their footage in exchange for credits, so we kind of had a strong base to start from. But all the interviews in the film were all original interviews. It was definitely an exhaustive process, and there was a remarkable amount of footage that we had to work from. We had a couple hundred hours of footage with the archival stuff and what we shot.
Riding off the success of his collaboration effort with Freddie Gibbs, producer Madlib revealed that he is planning on dropping an instrumental album entitled Pinata Beats. The album will be the instrumental version of Pinata, his project with Gibbs. The album will drop on June 3 on his own Madlib Invazion label with a vinyl version scheduled for a June 17 release. Checkout "Real," which is a loosie off of Pinata Beats below.