Madlib And Oh No Release Collaborative Album 'The Professionals'
The brothers teased the album back in November last year.
Madlib and Oh No (Madlib’s younger brother) have released their first collaborative album together as The Professionals.
The self-titled release features 13 tracks, including the previously-released lead single “Superhumans.” The album was released via The Beat Konducta’s Madlib Invazion imprint. The vinyl for the album is available for purchase at the Rappcats website, and it includes an instrumental LP, as well as a 45 record of “Next Day,” a song by The Professionals and Freddie Gibbs. The Professionals can be streamed below.
Last year, Madlib released his collaborative album with Freddie Gibbs, Bandana. According to Gibbs himself, Bandana is a part of the trilogy, with the last release being a project titled Montana.
Madlib is also working on an album with Black Star (Yasiin Bey and Talib Kweli). Both and Bey and Kweli spoke about the forthcoming project during an appearance at last year’s Sole DXB festival in Dubai.
“This new album is ridiculous,” Bey said of the album during an interview at the festival. “And I don’t really care if you all don’t like it. This just means we like different things and that’s fine.”
“There is no [song] for the ladies or one for the clubs,” Kweli said alongside Bey. “We played the album for (US comic) Marlon Wayans and he was like ‘yo, this is dope. But you all need one where they can feel you in the clubs. And I was like ‘Marlon, you still go to clubs?”