The sequel to Freddie Gibbs and Madlib’s critically acclaimed and highly praised Piñata project is finally here. It’s called Bandana and it’s the second collaborative album from the two remarkably respected hip-hop artists. After hearing the three singles from the album, “Flat Tummy Tea,” “Crime Pays,” and “Giannis” (feat. Anderson .Paak), we knew Freddie and Madlib were going to come through with some heat for the full drop, and they sure did.
If nothing else, Bandana represents the state of raw, gritty hip-hop. Freddie Gibbs and Madlib are both versatile artists, but this is where they shine the most.
If you’re a fan of rap music, you owe it to the game to give this a listen. Bandana may not necessarily be better than Piñata, but it comes close, and that’s saying something. There’s also a number of guest verses from the likes of Pusha T, Killer Mike, Anderson .Paak, Yasiin Bey (Mos Def), and Black Thought.
Stream the brand new album below and enjoy!