Freddie Gibbs, Raekwon, & Madlib Made Magic On “Bomb”
Seven years ago, Freddie Gibbs and Madlib joined forces to craft a mafioso rap classic on “Piñata.”
When enough time has passed to reflect on the past ten years in hip-hop with an analytical and objective lens, it’ll be truly difficult to not name Freddie Gibbs together of the simplest rappers of the 2010s.
With a discography lined with acclaimed albums, both solo and collaborative, few can rival Gibbs’ deep and compelling catalog.
Evidently, one among his most revered bodies of labor happens to show seven today, because the Madlib-produced Piñata turns the page on another year.
Widely hailed as a contemporary classic (though modern is becoming increasingly inaccurate), Gibbs’ Piñata proved that mafioso rap would forever remain a beloved subgenre.
As such, it feels appropriate that he enlisted one among the best lyricists to ever roll in the hay , master of criminology Raekwon, on “Bomb.”
Feature two verses from Gibbs and one from The Chef, the track finds both parties spitting vivid street bars as equals.
“The evasive African-American gangster, sinister corner hugger,” spits Gibbs, during a highlight stanza. “Cuz seeing this ni*ga shine been annoying me sort of a muthafucka / This busta owe me, now he act like he do not know me / Forty fo’ my closest homie, kill cockroaches like Tony.”
We’d wish to wish a cheerful anniversary to Freddie Gibbs, Madlib, and every one of the emcees who helped elevate Piñata into one among the foremost immersive and visceral rap albums of the past ten years
The evasive black American gangster, sinister corner hugger
Cuz seeing this ni*ga shine been annoying me like a muthafucka
This busta owe me, now he act like he don’t know me
Forty fo’ my closest homie, kill cockroaches like Tony