Label: Madlib Invazion – MMS-022 Format: 2 x LP Country: US Released: Mar 18, 2014 Genre: Hip Hop Style: Gangsta
The appreciation of Madlib and Freddie Gibbs' collaboration "Piñata" depends on the range of your hip-hop tastes and your familiarity with both artists' deep cuts. Funk-fusion and soul jazz breaks bubble and blister in the heat and Gibbs states the facts as he sees them. Freddie Gibbs is the product of violent, drug-laden streets but unlike most rappers with similar resumes, he brings the block to the booth without inhibition or an exaggerated rap persona. This 17 track collaboration with producer Madlib, is the best distillation yet of his transparent approach to making music, combining an at times stark honesty with electrifying talent as a lyricist and performer.