Madlib Confirms Black Star Album is Done, Announces 'Bandana' Sequel with Freddie Gibbs
The producer also discussed his jazz inspirations, personal grails, and bridging eras of music with hip-hop.
Throughout their two-hour chat, the trio of legendary record collectors trade tales of impossible finds and spending time with the musicians that inspired them, while spinning selections from their respective catalogs. They also discuss the generational ties between hip-hop and jazz, praising Horace Silver and Roy Ayers for their widely unheralded contributions in the sampling era. And though the bulk of the episode is comprised cuts from jazz and hip-hop giants, the group drops pearls throughout, including what Madlib learned from the late Weldon Irvine, the young MCs he’s currently working with, and how the Bandana producer intends to keep up the output over the next few years.
Towards the end of their transmission, Lib announces a sequel to Bandana with Freddie Gibbs (tentatively titled, Montana,) a new collaborative project with Westside Gunn, and yes, the long-rumored Black Star album with Talib Kweli and Yasiin Bey, which Egon confirms is being mixed.
Hear Madlib and Egon chop it up with Gilles Peterson on the latest episode of Worldwide FM below. Scroll on for the show’s full tracklist.
ROY AYERS – GOTTA FIND A LOVER
THE JACK WILSON QUARTET FEAT. ROY AYERS – CORCOVADO
PAN AFRIKAN PEOPLE’S ARKESTRA – THE CALL
NATE MORGAN – IMPULSE
MTUME UMOJA ENSEMBLE – UTAMU
ONENESS OF JUJU – AFRICAN RHYTHMS (45 VERSION PARTS 1 AND 2)
FREDDIE HUBBARD – OPEN SESAME
WENDELL HARRISON AND THE TRIBE – FAREWELL TO THE WELFARE PART 1
REGGIE ANDREWS AND THE FELLOWSHIP – SONG FOR J
DONALD BYRD – ESTAVANICO
WILLIS JACKSON – NUTHER’N LIKE THUTHER’N
DUKE ELLINGTON – THE MOOCHE (LIVE @ THE OLYMPIA THEATRE PARIS)
AHMAD MILLER – ARROYO
DJ RELS – DIGGIN IN BROWNSWOOD
FREDDIE GIBBS & MADLIB – EDUCATION (FEAT. YASIIN BEY & BLACK THOUGHT)
YESTERDAY’S NEW QUINTET – DEJA VU
WELDON IRVINE – BLAST OFF
WELDON IRVINE – TURKISH BATH
YESTERDAY’S NEW QUINTET – SUITE FOR WELDON
MADLIB – SONG FOR MY FATHER
HORACE SILVER – ACID, POT OR PILLS
FREDDIE GIBBS & MADLIB – ROBES FEAT DOMO GENESIS & EARL SWEATSHIRT
YESTERDAYS NEW QUINTET – PALLADIUM
MARVIN GAYE – WHERE ARE WE GOING
IDRIS ACKAMOOR & THE PYRAMIDS – SUNSET
SUN RA – IMAGES (IN A MIRROR)
RAS G – CULTURE RIDDIM
SUN RA – ISLAND IN THE SUN