Ah, what can I say about the Madlib-produced Freddie Gibbs album. Released in March on Madlib’s Rappcats label, “Piñata” is still among my most regularly played albums of the year and my favourite hip-hop record in a long time. So, perhaps it’s needless to say I was pleasantly surprised to hear about a new single released, including the remix you can listen to above featuring guest verses by Action Bronson and Joey Bada$$. November 18th is the day when you can pick up the record on vinyl in all good record stores! If you’re in the U.S., also check out the tour dates for October and November.
It was only the second volume of Madlib’s Rock Konducta project that convinced buying a copy of both LPs. I first got in touch with krautrock back in 2001 through the official Neu! and consequently widened my knowledge through Julian Cope’s quirky (and now out-of-print) Krautrocksampler. Like the Rock Konducta LPs, this new mix by Now-Again‘s Eothen “Egon” Alapatt is inspired by many of those records, but it also extends to other obscure rock albums from all over the world. 50 minutes of that for your listening pleasure!
Years and years of hard work finally seem to pay of for Toronto jazz trio BADBADNOTGOOD. Following two free albums and several live EPs, they are now signed to Los Angeles’ Innovative Leisure with their third album available now. Madlib’s Rappcats label is giving you an extra reason to buy their record, as it shares an exclusive remix from the Freddie Gibbs album Piñata when buying from the label store.