Watch Freddie Gibbs and Madlib Perform ‘Bandana’ Live with El Michels Affair

The Bandana duo reunites with El Michels Affair for a slick and deeply soulful live set.

Freddie Gibbs and Madlib have released the full live video of their Diamond Mind Sessions EP.

READ: “I’m The Best Nigga to Rap on These Madlib Beats”: Freddie Gibbs Wanted Bandana to Be Better Than Madvillainy

The (formerly) Amazon-exclusive project features live takes of three songs from the duo’s 2019 collaborative album, Bandana, backed by Brooklyn’s own, El Michels Affair. Rekindling the energy from their Tiny Desk appearance, the group lights up “Gat Damn,” “Freestyle Shit,” and “Palmolive,” reworking the Bandana standouts with a seasoned soul and funk ensemble.

After years of anticipation and a predictably lengthy sample clearance period, Bandana arrived in the summer of 2019 via RCA/Keep Cool, marking the first major-label release for both rapper and producer. In an interview from late last year, Madlib confirmed a third collaborative album with Gibbs was in the works, along with new projects produced for Black Star, Fly Anakin, and Westside Gunn.

PLAYLIST: Beat Battles We Deserve: Madlib vs. The Alchemist

Watch Freddie Gibbs and Madlib reunite with El Michels Affair for a slick and deeply soulful three-song set below. Stream their Diamond Mine Sessions EP via Amazon and hold tight for their next transmission.


Zo is a staff writer at Okayplayer where he covers music.

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