Five years after the release of their victorious collaboration Piñata, rap warlocks Freddie Gibbs and Madlib, a powerful pairing not even the MC gods could reckon with, reunite to gift you with Bandana, one of the year’s best rap albums to date.
It’s not hard to comprehend the genius that occurs when you combine the behemoth flow of Indiana-born rapper Freddie Gibbs, together with Madlib, an unconquerable instrumentalist and master of hip hop production, whereby Bandana proves an unalloyed testament to the duo’s fearless ascending power.
Despite next-level features from rap tycoons Anderson .Paak, Yasiin Bey, Black Thought, Pusha T, and Killer Mike, there’s no stealing the spotlight from Gibbs, who channels his fury into every single bar that he spits as a straight send-off to paying the price of a crime he didn’t commit.
Gibbs‘ tenacious ascendence together with Madlib‘s experimental, gritty, and simply irresistible production, including the essential ‘70s soul overlays, all at once, proves why Bandana is an album for the greats.
Listen now below.