Marlon Sassy, the illustrator known as Gangster Doodles, has curated a compilation album called Gangster Music Vol. 1. The 27-track collection features contributions from rappers and producers including Father, Max B, Your Old Droog, and more. Each track comes along with an exclusive drawing of the artists behind it.
So far, we’ve heard Quelle Chris’ “Brain Of The Ape” and Kaytranada’s “Well I Bet Ya” instrumental. An today, Sassy is sharing “Big Whips,” a new collaboration between the legendary producer Madlib and his younger brother, rapper Oh No. Sassy explains to Complex:
“Big Whips” came into existence because of a friend of a friend who knows a guy. I sent an email asking if he thought Madlib might be down to submit something. I knew it was a crazy long shot and didn’t really expect to get an answer back. But to my surprise a couple days later, I got a reply saying Madlib was into it. He only had instrumentals available and the friend of a friend who knows a guy had the genius idea of getting Oh No on the track.
Listen below, and check out the track’s accompanying David James-directed music video intended to “achieve maximum levels of nostalgia.”
Gangster Music Vol. 1 is out 3/1 via All City Records. Pre-order it here.