Freddie Gibbs and Madlib Announce ‘Bandana’ Album
The news broke last night (May 7), during the Red Bull Music Academy. Lib announced he and Gangsta Gibbs were once again in the lab working on an already titled follow up to their first well-received collab. As of press time, the LP lacks a released date. But Madlib did offer one other tidbit. According to him, the Gary rapper will be using tracks the producer auditioned for Kanye West for his The Life of Pablo album.
Of note, Madlib provided the "No More Parties in L.A." beat off West's album, which was quickly flipped by Gibbs into "Cocaine Parties in L.A." shortly after it was released. The producer and Gibbs even plan to release a 12" vinyl version of his remix.
Freddie Kane and Madlib have a great chemistry that was on full display on their first collab which received critical acclaim. The project featured appearances from Raekwon, Earl Sweatshirt, Danny Brown, Domo Genesis, Scarface, BJ the Chicago Kid, Ab-Soul, Casey Veggies, Meechy Darko, Mac Miller and more. It was also a change of pace for Gibbs who even admitted he was somewhat adverse to rhyming over Madlib's sample heavy beats. Luckily, he eventually got with the program. And the rest, they say, is history.
The album sold 9,000 copies upon its first week of availability, debuting at No. 39 on the Billboard 200.
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