Karriem Riggins is Sitting on 9 Albums of Instrumentals w/ Madlib
Earlier today we had the pleasure of publishing an interview with Karriem Riggins that was brimming with revelations. Though much of it spoke to his work with Common on the Chicago rapper’s freshly-released eleventh studio album, Black America Again, it was the seemingly endless torrent of upcoming releases from the Detroit flag-bearer that is of particularly high-level dreams-really-do-come-true type ism.
One of those revelations was that he and fellow Stones Throw sage, Madlib, sometimes known as The Supreme Team, have been sitting on nine album’s worth of instrumentals as the Jahari Masamba Unit. Though he refrained from dishing out too many details on what that work might sound like, he did shed light on what he claimed to be a “very different” style of workflow between two producers, where he’d send over drums and The Loop Digga fits the rhythms with chopped-up gems.
But that’s really only the tip what’s ahead for Riggins in the weeks and months ahead. While you wait for the full reveal, hear his latest offering as the sole producer of Common’s new album Black America Again via iTunes and hold tight for the next transmission. You won’t want to miss it. Jump back to read our profile on the producer.