Freddie Gibbs & Madlib Share “Bandana” Feat. Assassin

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib Share “Bandana” Feat. Assassin

MadGibbs is back with the title track to their forthcoming project Bandana. A follow-up to last month’s “Flat Tummy Tea”, the new track features dancehall legend Assassin in vintage form as the bad-man’s patois and menacing flow provide a rare foil to Gibbs’ raw energy. The song will be available exclusively on the digital-only bonus edition of the album and on the B-side of the “Flat Tummy Tea” 12″ available on March 29th at


Everything this duo does is golden, and “Bandana” just shows their versatility. Madlib’s ethereal drones in the instrumental are cut by a dancehall inspired bass line while Gibbs shoots off sporadic lyrical bursts that drop into smooth flows. Assassin’s presence in the song brings everything together at the end.

Hear “Bandana” above, see upcoming tour dates below,  and stay tuned for more from Freddie Gibbs & Madlib coming soon.


Upcoming Tour Dates:

3/16 – San Diego, CA @ Music Box (DJ Set)*

3/29 – Estoril, Portugal @ Congress Center Estoril Festival (DJ Set)*

3/30 – Paris France @ Madlib Medicine Show (DJ Set)*

5/4 – Santiago, Chile @ Fauna Otono Festival at Movistar Arena (DJ Set)*

5/10-12 – Miami, FL @ Rolling Loud Festival^

5/27 – Detroit, MI @ Movement Festival (DJ Set)*

8/25 – London, UK @ Maiden Voyage Festival (DJ Set)*

*= Madlib performance

^= Freddie Gibbs performance

Stephen Kaplan