Following Thuggin and Shame this is the final 12-inch vinyl EP before Freddie Gibbs & Madlib release their collaborative album, Piñata. On the Deeper EP, Gibbs showcases the yin and yang of heartbreak and anger on the title track, in a lovelorn narrative that meshes perfectly with the weepy strings and insistent rhythm of Madlib’s beat.
The B-Side, Harolds – exclusive to this EP – gives Gibbs a chance to ride some low down Beat Konducta-fueled funk in a nostalgic ode to the Chicago chicken-shack that served as the backdrop to many of his seminal life experiences.
Piñata is scheduled for February 4, 2014 on Madlib Invazion. The album will feature Raekwon, Scarface, Danny Brown, Earl Sweatshirt, Domo Genesis, Joey Bada$$, Ab Soul, BJ The Chicago Kid, Meech of Flatbush Zombies, Casey Veggies, Mac Miller, Polyester the Saint, & G-Wiz.
Madlib – Europe Dates – Oct – Nov 2013:
Tues, 29th October: Budapest, Hungary at Trafó House of Contemporary Arts
Thrs, 31st October: Brussels, Belgium at Europalia Festival
Fri, 1st November: Glasgow UK (TBA)
Sat, 2nd November: Manchester UK at Warehouse Project
Freddie Gibbs – Rock The Bells & Australia Tour
Sep 8: San Bernadino at Rock the Bells
Sep 14: Mountain View CA at Rock the Bells
Sep 18: Fitzroy, Australia at Laundry Bar
Sep 19: Wellington, New Zealand at James Cabaret
Sep 20: Auckland, New Zealand at The Studio
Sep 21 & 22: Sydney, Australia at Outsideln Festival
Sep 28: Washington DC at Rock the Bells
Oct 04: East Rutherford NJ at Rock the Bells