Freddie Gibbs and Madlib reunite to deliver their long-awaited Piñata follow-up with Bandana on Friday (June 28). Gibbs delivers bristling rhymes, 80 percent of which he penned behind bars, over Madlib’s soulful production.
The effort clocks in at just over 46 minutes spread throughout 15 magical tracks. Guests on the effort include Pusha T, Killer Mike, Black Thought, Yasiin Bey, and Andseron .Paak.
At first, Gibbs didn’t plan on sharing the spotlight with any fellow MCs. “But I got to a point where I was hanging around people and I just couldn’t say no,” he said in a previous interview with Billboard. “It worked. It was timing, it was all about timing. Everything in this game is about timing.”
The Gary, Indiana native says experimenting with new sounds continues to be an intrical part of the creative process with Madlib. “We still doing the same thing we was doing in the first album,” he said. “Just having fun, trying new shit, taking risks.”
Stream Bandana below.