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When I write that YG's My Krazy Life is, to my mind, easily the best rap album of 2014 thus far, someone will inevitably show up in the comments section and make a case for Freddie Gibbs and Madlib's…   Read Story »
Late last year, Madlib released the beat album Rock Konducta Pt. 1, with the promise that a Pt. 2 was on the way. Now we've gotten word that it indeed is, along with a definitive version of the full…   Read Story »
The gifted Indiana rap knucklehead Freddie Gibbs and the head-blown Oxnard producer Madlib have been collaborating for a few years, and back in spring, they teamed up to release the collaborative…   Read Story »
Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton is a new documentary about the influential and long-running California rap indie label Stones Throw, and it features a long list of luminaries, including Snoop Dogg, Mike D,…   Read Story »
The underground has always been hip-hop's lifeblood. Born in unofficial dance parties spread only by word of mouth, hip-hop's beginnings are rooted away from the mainstream. The cutting edge of the…   Read Story »
The hardnosed Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs and the fuzzy-brained California producer Madlib first worked together more than two years ago, and if the combination was an unlikely one, they developed a…   Read Story »
The head-busting Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs and the brain-expanding California producer Madlib have already teamed up for a series of great songs ("Thuggin'," "Shame," "City," "Deeper, "Harold's"),…   Read Story »
We're almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it's time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be. For the past several years, we've ranked our most anticipated albums.…   Read Story »
The spacey yet hardscrabble L.A. hip-hop producer Madlib has lent his midas touch to projects straightlaced (his recent gangster-rap triumphs with Freddie Gibbs), outré (his legendary 2004…   Read Story »
The unlikely duo of Indiana G-rapper Freddie Gibbs and expansive California producer Madlib first teamed up almost two years ago, and just about everything they've made since then has been fire. We…   Read Story »