After a slight delay getting the vinyl to arrived at Rappcats HQ, the custom Flat Tummy Tea b/w Bandana records from Freddie Gibbs & Madlib have all been assembled and shipped. Each is numbered and one-of-a-kind, but there are about three basic color patterns – black, gold, neon red/orange. Here’s a few shots from the printing session with Hit N Run. Photos & sleeve design by Jeff Jank. (more…)
Standard gatefold edition of the double LP on ESGN/Empire. Pre-order for July 19 ship date.
Shadow of a Doubt is the album Gibbs following Piñata, his collaboration with Madlib. He describes Shadow of a Doubt as the soundtrack to driving around Los Angeles at night – the dark side of a supposed glamorous life, one foot in the booth, one foot in the street. Pitchfork writes “his roots and aspirations have never been clearer” and praised Gibbs’ versatility. This album taps some of today’s top talent as guest MC’s and as producers with features from E-40, Gucci Mane, Black Thought, Tory Lanez, Manman Savage and Dana Williams, with production from Kaytranda, Boi-1Da, 808 Mafia.
In May 2016, a white label edition of Shadow of a Doubt (Rappcats exclusive) sold out in three hours. These were limited to 300 hand-numbered copies, with photo by Ture Lillegraven, jacket design by Jeff Jank.
You may have heard something about Freddie Gibbs & Madlib’s Bandana. While the reports of its imminent release may be exaggerated, it is true that Gangster Gibbs & Beat Konducta have begun talking about, and maybe even working on, a followup to Piñata. Bandana was first referenced by Madlib in his talk at Red Bull Music Academy in New York, May 2016. Expect more news about the record some time later in 2016, or 2020, or somewhere in between.
— Freddie Gibbs (@FreddieGibbs) May 8, 2016
Rappcats exclusive: 12-inch single, now shipping. “Cocaine Parties In L.A.” b/w “Cocaine Parties In L.A. (Instrumental)”
“Cocaine Parties In L.A.” is produced by Madlib with lyrics/vocals by Freddie Gibbs. All sleeves are screen-printed by hand, one-of-a-kind – 10 variations in all, but each slightly different. Illustration by Gustavo Eandi, design by Jeff Jank, screened by Hit N Run.