The bad duo is back. Freddie Gibs And Madlib the bad kid join forces once again. Quite a few have been waiting for this after the previous times the two giants worked together and dropped Thuggin’, Shame, and Deeper (2011-2013) and off course 2014s Piñata and Knicks (Remix).
Check out the video here: https://youtu.be/yWCciqqzno4
During Madlib’s talk with Red Bull Music Academy on May 7, 2016, he announced that he and Freddie Gibbs will be releasing a second collaborative studio album called Bandana. Madlib also mentioned that many of the rejected beats he auditioned for Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo would appear on the new project. Freddie Gibbs confirmed this on Twitter while his manager tweeted a teaser picture of Madlib beats.
On February 7, 2019, Madlib posted an Instagram picture of his cartoon alter-ego Quasimoto with the cryptic caption “we are clearing samples …”, alluding to Bandana being finished recording. On February 12, Gibbs shared a clip of himself with Madlib further teasing the project and stating that they “Might put some shit out. Might. Thinking about it. We thinking about it.” The next day, on February 13, Gibbs continued to tease upcoming music and stated on his Instagram story that the “Album is done. Finished. Finito. On February 20, Gibbs and Madlib released the single “Flat Tummy Tea” and announced Bandana is set to be released through Keep Cool Records, RCA Records, Madlib Invazion, and ESGN.
Haven’t heard Flat Tummy Tea? Check it