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Pinata

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Freddie Gibbs is the product of violent, drug-laden streets but unlike most rappers with similar resumes, he brings the block to the booth without inhibition or an exaggerated rap persona. Piñata, a 17 track collaboration with producer Madlib, is the best distillation yet of his transparent approach to making music, combining an at times stark honesty with electrifying talent as a lyricist and performer. Piñata is "a gangster Blaxploitation film on wax," says Gibbs, who came up on the streets of Gary, Indiana, the disregarded city previously best known for producing Michael Jackson. Here he is joined by Mac Miller, Earl Sweatshirt, Raekwon, Scarface, Domo Genesis, Ab-Soul and a host of others in setting his soliloquies of the streets alongside film snippets and dusted funk, soul and prog musical tapestries. While this is the latest in a series of single-artist collaborations for Madlib, after Jaylib (J Dilla), Madvillainy (MF Doom) and the street-centric O.J. Simpson with Detroit's Guilty Simpson, the pairing is unique as it is the first time for Gibbs working with just one producer. On Piñata, where Gibbs can shift from textbook lessons in robbing and drugging on trackslike "Scarface" and "Knicks," to perhaps the album's most personal song, "Broken," a collaboration with Scarface, who, along with Tupac, DMX and 50 Cent, make up the rapper's own Mount Rushmore of MCs ("You re getting a hurricane of all those motherf&%kers hitting you at once when you listen to Freddie Gibbs," he says). "Deeper," a Gibbs favorite and the third single from the album after "Thuggin'" (2012) and "Shame," (2013) is an ode to hip-hop in the mold of Common's "I Used to Love H.E.R."; "High," featuring Danny Brown, is self-explanatory and just what you would expect from Gibbs, Madlib and one of Detroit's finest; while on "Real," Gibbs addresses an old score just as Michael Corleone settled all family business on baptism day. As a producer, Madlib, quite simply, is music, and ten years into his career a time when other artists become comfortable Gibbs remains restless, focused, with an eye on the competition and their position relative to his ascent. This is because mentally, he s still on the corner hustling, which would be the downfall of the average rapper. With Piñata, Gibbs confirms that he is anything but average.
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 18, 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Madlib Invazion
  • ASIN: B00I9IEPKQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,378 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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I consider this a 5-star album for all sorts of reasons. Most importantly, I can listen to this entire album without skipping a single track. Each and every track is good in its own way, and that's hard to find in a lot of hip-hop albums these days. But Gibbs & Madlib don't drop any filler tracks, boring beats, or lame verses here- it's all quality through and through. Madlib's production is on point as usual, using interesting samples and smooth transitions. Gibbs is consistent on every track, and his style, reminiscent of old-school gangsta rap, is refreshing to say the least.

The pair aren't working alone, either, because there's a whole lot of guests in this party. The features range from Danny Brown (who did a great collab with Freddie on "The Return" off Danny's album "Old"), to Odd Future members Domo and Earl (I was surprised Gibbs had these guys, it's really cool). Mad respect to everybody who was involved with creating this music, you guys really did a number here.

If you are even remotely interested in hip-hop, buy this album. It's definitely one of my favorites in recent memory, and surely an album I will continue playing for quite some time.
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If you've heard Freddie Gibbs at some point over the past five or so years you've followed him. You listened to his to his projects. You were disappointed when he signed with CTE. But ESGN didn't disappoint. This feels like Gibbs' "official" debut. Madlib encompasses something along the lines of "grunge soul" and Gibbs swims along each beat like they were crafted after he laid his vocals. Nothing feels out of place. You'll listen to some songs over again just to try and pick up on the intricacy of what Madlib's put together and inadvertently catch another line Gibbs laid. This is a genuinely enjoyable, masterfully mixed, amazing album. It's hard. It's gritty. It sounds like early-mid nineties hip hop re-cut for 2014. Gibbs' pinnacle to date.
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buy this album is all i need to say. madlibs production is the closest we have to dilla and freddie gibbs does by far his best work. the features on this album are stellar with scarface, raekwon, ab soul, danny brown, domo genisis, earl sweatshirt, bj the chicago kid an mac miller. this is seriously a great record so go an buy it.
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My favorite hip hop album to listen to. High featuring Danny Brown is the stand out track but the album is good throughout. Thuggy rap with amazing beats. Madlib is on point and seems to be a perfect fit with Freddie Gibbs.
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Madlib has done it again! This is the album that made me a Freddie Gibbs fan, the guy has a certain type of voice unique to him. I'm not saying he's the best lyricist, but his flow is pretty fun to listen to, same goes for his style of storytelling. My favorite beat is "Thuggin" which is just phenomenal.

So far the best album Gibbs has made, but he's only going to get better! He just recently was endorsed by Q-Tip, and thus inducted into Universal Zulu Nation, Afrika Bambaataa's hip-hop collective; the other members of his induction class were Joey Bada$$ and Lil Wayne, and also older brother figures like Nas and Big Boi of Outkast. I can't wait to hear what he makes next as a result of this collaboration.
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Ever since Madvillainy Madlib has had my attention as a producer. His sound is so in your face with its samples and bass-heavy drums. I can only describe it as beautiful hip-hop. His production on Pinata is no different. Every song has a unique sound to it yet the album flows seamlessly. You'll hear a wide range of sounds, tempos, and sample variations with this album which is a good thing. As far as production, this album has got to be my favorite since Kanye's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. It's really that good.

I feel Freddie Gibbs is underrated as far as MCs go. He has been putting put quality underground gangsta rap music for years now but has still remained under the radar for the most part. Pinata is the strongest he has been lyrically on any project. He keeps topics diverse and not solely relating to gangster qualities (although there is still plenty of that intact). His storytelling is above par. His flow can get repetitive at times but infectious nevertheless.

Madlib and Freddie Gibbs proved themselves to be a partnership capable of greatness. This is a fantastic album with amazing production AND MCing. This might be an album that stays in constant rotation for a long time.
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I couldn't believe it when i saw that this thing was actually out. I was blown away by some of the tracks that were already on youtube. Once i realized i had played Thuggin about 10 times in 2 days i thought that this could end up being a classic. gibbs flows with confidence on every track on here. Even when a beat has you almost drifting into space (i mean this in a great way), Gibbs is able to catch your ear because of his delivery and aggressiveness. Although he does talk about a few mainstream rappers on this cd, he does it in a way that makes every bar sound like a real warning. He doesn't have any lines about how he'll kill these rappers. He just explains to them that he knows just how fraudulent some of them are. Gibbs clearly is portraying himself as the rapper who isn't like all of the others because of his legitimate street credibility. Rappers before him have used the same tactic, but Gibbs may have established himself as of the king of it on this cd.

Madlib is incredible on this thing. Some of the tracks manage to be both beautiful and hard at the same time. Madlib gives Gibbs enough high tempo moments to slash through, but he also slows it down at times so that Gibbs can just speak his mind in a more conversational tone. The production here demands the best Gibbs has to offers. Madlib did not have much of a theme to work with here. Some of the beats are grimy to go with unapologetic rhymes about drugs and violence. Other beats are interesting enough to carry rhymes about how people from more privileged backgrounds have the same vices as people from the hood. Madlib here gives us aggression, soulfulness, and seriousness, but he also remembered to give us playfulness, which is key for this album (Gibbs can sometimes weigh you down with brutal and violent honesty).
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