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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 »
Frequent collaborators Freddie Gibbs and Madlib opened up the summer with their track "City" and now close it out with "Deeper," the anchor track from an EP of the same name they'll release next…   Read Story »
Earlier this year the great Lord Quas (the alter-ego of Madlib) released a pretty great rarities compilation called Yessir Whatever. Now there's a video for the track "Catchin' The Vibe" that…   Read Story »
The perma-blunted cratedigging producer Madlib and the virtuosic Indiana G-rapper Freddie Gibbs have previously linked for two excellent EPs -- check their collabs "Thuggin" and "Shame" -- and now…   Read Story »
The enigmatic Californian rap producer Madlib is exactly the type of person to make a new track, put it on a 7" single, only make 300 copies of that single, and then only sell those copies to the…   Read Story »