and Madlib is the latest musical guest on the Tiny Desk concert, featuring none other than on keys to help anchor the funky .

This and Madlib Tiny Desk performance was a year in the making, largely because Madlib insisted on playing El Michels Affair, a vintage funk and band based out of . But it was worth the wait. When pianist opened a delicate, almost jazzy run, it created the perfect opening — and juxtaposition — for hard-hitting emcee, Gibbs to jump in and ride the hell out of that beat.

Here’s the and band members and check out the video below.


“Education”
“Gat Damn”
Right”
“Freestyle S***”

MUSICIANS
Freddie Gibbs: vocals; Madlib: percussion; Leon Michels; saxophone; Homer Steinweiss: drums; Nick Movshon: bass; Marco Benevento: piano; Guy: trumpet

Freddie Gibbs and Madlib [NPR Tiny Desk]


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