Recently, Freddie Gibbs and Madlib pushed back their eagerly-anticipated collaborative album Piñata from February 4th to March 18th. But with that delay comes a brand new album track, “Robes”, featuring Odd Future’s own Earl Sweatshirt and Domo Genesis.
By now, the cohesion between Gibbs’ brooding style and Madlib’s old-school-centric samples has been well documented. But there’s a certain newfound energy abound with the inclusion of Sweatshirt, whose bugged-out, stream-of-consciousness rhymes sound doubly trippy over the fuzzy loop of old blues guitar. Listen in below.
Gibbs and Madlib have also announced joint tour dates, with more to be revealed in the coming weeks. Consult their tentative schedule below.
Freddie Gibbs and Madlib 2014 Tour Dates:
03/07 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
03/08 – Denver, CO @ Cervantes
03/15 – Austin, TX @ North Door (Stones Throw SXSW showcase) #
03/21 – Boston, MA @ Middle East Downstairs #
03/22 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
03/27 – San Francisco, CA @ 103 Harriet
03/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
# = Madlib solo