Thursday, March 31, 2016

Rappcats & Madlib Invazion Present: Freddie Gibbs & Madlib's Hard as Nails Hit+Run Silk-screened "COCAINE PARTIES IN LA" 12-inch (Kanye Freestyle)




Freddie Gibbs, to the best of my knowledge, has never released a proper mixtape in the typical fashion of Hip-Hop culture; a cohesive collection of re-appropriated beats borrowed from popular artists and "freestyled" over, which are given away for FREE or next to nothing. However, it would appear as though that very notion might change soon enough, as Rappcats/Madlib Invazion have unveiled plans to release a limited run silk-screened 12-inch containing "Cocaine Parties In LA" and its sparse instrumental on Side B. Gibbs previously unleashed a cocaine-laden remix of Kanye & Kendrick Lamar's Madlib-produced G.O.O.D. Fridays (Vol. 2) submission and eventual The Life of Pablo bonus track, "No More Parties In LA." It's reportedly a track left on the cutting room floor, for whatever reasons, during the recording of Kanye's sprawling 2010 album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, just one composition from six CD-R's-worth of hazy Funk-indebted Madlib beats handed off to Mr. West during the earliest formative stages of SWISH/WAVES/Pablo. "Hey killa / You forgot your soda, dawg / My mama kitchen stankin' / from the last order, dawg / So many cocaine transactions, / I don't recall... No, I don't sell like Macklemore / But I've got White Privilege," Gangsta Gibbs ruthlessly rhymes throughout "Cocaine Parties In LA" in his typical hard as nails Mafioso Rap-resurecting style.


Now, for of this to make a little more coherent and hopefully, readily digestible sense, it might additionally help for you to know that Freddie Gibbs & Madlib collectively recorded and released three MadGibbs EP's, their critically-acclaimed PiƱata album, and and Action Bronson & Joey Bada$$-assisted "Knicks" Remix 12-inch during a rather lengthy statement-commanding period spanning from November 2011-October 2014. "'Cocaine Parties In LA" 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. Illustrations by Gustavo Eandi, design by Jeff Jank, [and] screened by Hit+Run," Rappcats wrote within a self-contained on-site press release. "Cocaine Parties In LA" is currently available for purchase at Rappcats and if ordered, shouldn't take too long to ship, as it seems as though Hit+Run have already silk-screened some 850 variant LP's; but until then, let's just bask in the sheer genius and self-described utter "audacity" that is Stones Throw-affilaited Freddie Gibbs ferociously rhyming atop a Madlib-produced Junie Morrison-sampling Kanye West beat, albeit one formerly laced by incomparable rapping demigod, Kendrick Lamar.

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