Okay, so: turns out indie rapper Freddie Gibbs and production mastermind Madlib are doing… just about everything together. Which, is cool and all; but it kinda leaves me with little space left in which to be funny. So I’m feeling a little conflicted. Either way, let’s round it up. Who knows, maybe the whole thing will just turn out hilarious on its own.
First, there’s a new EP by the duo, entitled Deeper and out September 24 via Madlib Invazion (which, believe it or not, is a little label run by Madlib), from which you can currently stream the title track right over here. The press release says that Gibbs “showcases the yin and yang of heartbreak and anger” on it; so there’s that. You can also buy the EP early right over here, just in case you want to feel the yin and yang of having/not having money.
Then there’s the main event: the pair’s Piñata LP, which is due February 4 of next year (also on Madlib’s cute label thingy) and which features Raekwon, Scarface, Earl Sweatshirt, Danny Brown, Domo Genesis, Joey Bada$$, Ab Soul, BJ the Chicago Kid, Meech of Flatbush Zombies, Casey Veggies, Mac Miller, Polyester the Saint, and G-Wiz. Which, if nothing else, is a very long list of people, so color me rhetorically impressed!
Lastly, there’s a few tour dates going down all over the place this fall. And by “all over the place,” I really mean all over the globe. So pay attention, East Rutherford, New Jersey! You too, Fitzroy, Australia!
Deeper EP tracklisting:
02. Deeper (Instrumental)
03. Ups and Downs (Bonus Beat)
02. Harold’s (Instrumental)
03. The Long Walk Home (Bonus Beat)
09.08.13 - San Bernadino, CA - San Manuel Amphitheater
09.14.13 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheater
09.18.13 - Fitzroy, Australia - Laundry Bar
09.19.13 - Wellington, New Zealand - James Cabaret
09.20.13 - Auckland, New Zealand - The Studio
09.21-22.13 - Sydney, Australia - OutsideIn Festival
09.28.13 - Washington, DC - RFK Stadium Festival Grounds
10.04.13 - East Rutherford, NJ - Meadowlands Racetrack