Freddie Gibbs Takes Kanye West’s Madlib Beat & Makes It A Gangsta Party (Audio)
In 2014, Freddie Gibbs and Madlib released a collaborative album together, titled Piñata. Many believe Madlib’s soulful and complex productions brought out Gibbs’ best work to date, and the album topped many year end “best of” lists. The two have worked together sparingly, since, but Gibbs knows a good beat when he hears it, and lives up to his nickname as he “gangsta’s” the Madlib track Kanye West used for “No More Parties in L.A.,” his collaboration with Kendrick Lamar.
“Cocaine Parties in L.A.” is Gibbs’ sinister flip of the song. The vivid and grisly picture Gibbs paints of the City of Angels is a very different version than the one West portrays. While Ye raps about his family, his therapist and being “a backpack nigga with luxury taste buds,” Gibbs rhymes about yay…He spits one continuous verse where he details cooking up crack, getting in gun fights and trying to stay out of prison. It’s safe to say the parties of which the two men speak are in very different area codes.