Freddie Gibbs + Madlib feat. Yasiin Bey and Black Thought: Education

From Freddie Gibbs and Madlib’s collaborative album, Bandana, “Education” is a star-studded track that harkens back to the golden era of hip-hop. Gibbs, Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) and Black Thought (frontman of The Roots) lend verses, with Bey taking lead and setting the tone. He speaks of justice, the perils of wealth, the private prison system, gun violence and much more. And, as expected …

Madlib + OHNO: Big Whips

The third single released from a compilation created by Gangster Doodles (aka Marlon Sassy), Madlib and OHNO’s “Big Whips” is a perfectly produced, head-nodding tune with a David James-directed music video. Both the track and visuals will hit a nostalgic nerve for many. Each song on the album Gangster Music Vol. 1 has an original illustration by Sassy, and the entire record is made up of tracks …

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Nigeria's Temi Dollface, Larry Gus' Madlib tribute, Hecuba's MoCA-approved video and more in our week of music

Lil Silva: No Doubt (feat. Rosie Lowe) Rising South London singer Rosie Lowe joins British producer Lil Silva on “No Doubt“—a bass-thumping track showcasing their respective talents, while hinting at the goodness to come from each of their forthcoming EPs. The match is a natural fit stylistically: Lil Silva is known for his work with Sampha, SBTRKT and AlunaGeorge, and Lowe’s debut EP is produced …