Freddie Gibbs & Madlib's Entire 'Piñata' LP Is Getting An Upbeat Remix From Alex Goose
Those familiar with Freddie Gibbs and Madlib's masterful 2014 LP Piñata already know about "Shame," the BJ The Chicago Kid-fueled soul burner that places heartfelt rhymes atop a somber Manhattans sample that's something of a low point, emotionally, for an album mostly built of gangster brio.
But everything is different on Alex Goose's remix of "Shame," which immediately presents itself as an upbeat and sunny number--so much so that we can imagine it as the intro theme to an old 50s sitcom. That's apparently the very idea behind Goose's work--Madlib's Rappcats has taken it upon themselves to remix Piñata in a made-for-TV fashion, brightening up its moody exterior by dipping into Egon's Now Again Records catalog. Here's the official explanation:
We wanted to make Madlib and Freddie Gibbs’ Piñata available for everyone that asked to use it in TV shows. So we asked the homey Alex Goose to run through the Now-Again catalog and remix it with samples from within. A year later and you probably heard some of the tunes as you were scanning the tube, maybe Alex’s “Shame” remix in Lebron James’ “Survivor’s Remorse.”
Alex made a custom run of a few hundred hand made LP’s for Madlib Invazion, and we’re selling ’em here. He only made one, short run of these – and they took forever to make, so they won’t be repressed. When they’re gone, they’re gone. Hand stamped Stoughton “tip–on” LP sleeve sealed with a sticker, clear vinyl, includes Erin Garcia print and download card for vocal and instrumental album.
You read that right, folks--these clear LPs will only last a very short while, so cop yourself a copy for posterity's sake and enjoy Goose's remixes on the gloriously warm sounds of wax. The LP (and digital copies) of the remix LP are available here. Listen to the bright and cheery rework of "Shame" below and prepare to be amazed. This is one flip you couldn't possibly have expected, but damned if it doesn't go.