Madlib is a cheat code.
The album is excellent. And the surprises come early. The third track on the album is “Half Manne Half Cocaine.” Gibbs is his usual destructive self on the song. But it’s Madlib, who produced the track, who surprises.
The song has two beats, with the first clearly featuring trap-inspired drums. Leaving many to wonder if this is the first time Madlib has put out a trap beat?
The consensus is yes. And hip-hop fans all over Twitter were praising the song:
Who else heard a Madlib trap beat?
— Dart_Adams (@Dart_Adams) June 28, 2019
I swear I’ve been hearing rumors that Madlib had some trap moments for what would be Bandana and I’m so god damn happy it was all true. https://t.co/JQiHYoNbsd
— Jake Bowman (@RealJakeBowman) June 28, 2019
Never thought I would see the day where we would get Madlib’s take on a trap beat but pic.twitter.com/uvFZQwHs3A
— Mac Gasol 🏁🏳️🌈 (@RappersRActors) June 28, 2019
madlib’s really making trap beats, never thought I’d see the day
— yuck!™ (@yyyordan) June 28, 2019
Not gone lie I asked Freddie like 3 times if Madlib did that joint on Bandana.
I was shocked and amazed. https://t.co/Zg0JxKDtfP
— Thelonious Martin™ (@KingThelonious) June 28, 2019
madlib threw in that trap beat like “here nigga”
— Tall,drk (@talldrkbeats) June 28, 2019
On the morning Bandana was released, Dazed Digitial published an interview with Gibbs and Madlib. In the interview, Madlib revealed that “Half Manne Half Cocaine: was his favorite track on the new album, adding that he also loved “‘Crime Pays’ too.”
In the interview, Madlib also talked about the future of MadGibbs. If it was up to him, their union would go on forever:
I’d like to work with Gibbs until he’s 60 – so long as he’s really with it and doesn’t pull a MF DOOM, I can’t find that dude anywhere!
Madlib also revealed that he wants to work with Migos — “Send the Migos my way! Tell them, Madlib will make them sound funky!” — and that he wants to do an album with Pusha-T, who appears on Bandana standout “Palmolive.”
We were going to make an album but weren’t able to finish it because of his passing. That was my brother! I’m not sure if I can just put out the songs of someone deceased, as we would need permission from the estate. We will see on that, hopefully.
Check out the whole interview here.
Source: Dazed Digital