—01. Vinyl LP.
—02. Freddie Gibbs.
It's hard not to be excited about any project involving Madlib, but add Freddie Gibbs' smooth, raw rhymes to the mix and you've got something special. Since hearing Thuggin' at the end of 2011, I had high hopes for future collaborations between the pair. Last week Piñata finally dropped and unsurprisingly it's one of the best hip hop albums in the last couple of years. An unlikely partnership on the face of it, the duo seem to balance one another out, with Gibbs clearly growing as an artist throughout the project.