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“I’m about to drop the bomb with this Madlib shit” – Freddie Gibbs on The ‘Piñata’ Follow-Up

With a fresh new project out, Freddie Gibbs is already looking towards his next release. His latest project, You Only Live 2wice features contributions from modern giants (BADBADNOTGOOD and Kaytranada) along with more seasoned collaborators (Speakerbomb and Blair Norf,) and is Freddie at his finest. No doubt one of the year’s best releases. But Gangsta Gibbs seems certain that the follow-up to the much-adored, almost instantly classic, Piñata, with Madlib will be just as potent as its predecessor.

Tentatively-titled Bandana, the long-rumored sequel project was somewhat confirmed by Madlib at a Red Bull Music Academy lecture last year, and during an interview with Complex that detailed how Gibbs wrote not one or two, but three new albums while incarcerated across the pond, one of which is the wildly-anticipated follow-up in question.

“Y’all pretty much know that I’m about to drop the bomb with this Madlib shit.”

No release date was mentioned, but the world is certainly ready. Grab a copy of Freddie Gibbs’ new album You Only Live 2wice on iTunes and peep his full tour schedule below.

Tour Dates:
April 18 — Calgary, Canada @ Commonwealth Bar
April 19 — Edmonton, Canada @ Union Hall
April 20 — Vancouver, Canada @ Fortune Sound Club
April 21 — Victoria, Canada @ Upstairs Cabaret
May 16 — Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
May 27 — Seattle, WA @ Nuemos
May 28 — Portland, OR @ Hawthorne
May 30 — Sacramento, CA @ Harlows
May 31 — Reno, NV @Jub Jub’s
June 1 — San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar
June 2 — Oakland, CA @ New Parish
June 6 — Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
June 8 — Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
June 10 — Cambridge, MA @ Middle East
June 12 — New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
June 13 — Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry
June 14 — Montreal, Canada @ Theatre Fairmont
June 15 — Toronto, Canada @ Mod Club
June 16 — Ottawa, Canada @ Barrymores
June 21 — Madison, WI @ Majestic
June 22 — Chicago, IL @ Metro
June 23 — Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line
June 25 — Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater

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