Madlib and Freddie Gibbs have announced their second collaborative album, Bandana. The reveal came while Madlib was speaking at a Red Bull Music Academy event this weekend, Saturday, May 7. The album follows on from Piñata, their critically acclaimed seventeen track album released back in 2014. The news has no doubt been hugely welcome by fans who have been hoping for the pair to reunite once more.
As well as announcing the album, Madlib reportedly revealed that it will feature many of the beats which had originally been eyed by Kanye West for The Life Of Pablo. Madlib ended up producing the beat on No More Parties in LA, but, as West himself tweeted out ahead of its release, Madlib had sent over six full albums of beats ready to go.
Stereogum also report that he spoke of at least 20 collaborative tracks with MF DOOM ready to go, but they may never see the light of day.
There’s basically no other details currently available, but Gibbs confirmed the release on social media.
— Freddie Gibbs (@FreddieGibbs) May 8, 2016
— Madlib (@madlib) May 8, 2016
2016 has already been a completely insane year for releases across all genres, and it looks like it’s only getting better from here.