Friday, March 14, 2014

TGIF: "Robes" - Freddie Gibbs and Madlib feat. Earl Sweatshirt

Just one week after I was treated to the Stones Throw Records doc Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton - one of the old label faces Madlib and his boy Freddie Gibbs have started major chatter about their new collaboration album, Piñata. Out Tuesday on Madlib Invazion, Piñata is guaranteed to be that new hip-hip record with all the right old school elements.

Both Gibbs and Lib are known for their inner city wisdom, fearless grime and soulful touches - so, with the help of pals like Danny Brown, Earl Sweatshirt, Scarface and Raekwon, the album promises to straddle the line between accessible and humble ("Robes") to feisty and fighting ("Real"). Inevitably, this MadGibbs project is going to be a much-needed dose of dope amid the otherwise sporadic bouts of respectable new hip-hop swagger. Everyone could learn a little from these vets.

Listen to the smooth 'Robes' below; if you're an urban dweller with an affinity for beats, you're about to go to heaven. Enjoy your weekend.

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