Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – “Thuggin'”

The line between Young Jeezy and J Dilla is now that much thinner. On Friday night, Californian underground rap mainstay Madlib announced a new project with Indiana mixtape murderer Freddie Gibbs, and the two debuted two new songs, “Thuggin'” and “Deep.” Both of those tracks also appear, alongside instrumental versions and bonus beats, on a new collaborative EP named Thuggin’. And the duo also plan to release a collaborative album together early in 2012. Suggested title: Gibbslib. Below, listen to “Thuggin’,” on which Gibbs sounds right at home on Madlib’s lushly splintered track.

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Thuggin’ is out now on Madlib’s Madlib Invazion label.

[Photo by Matthew Scott]