Freddie Gibbs & Madlib Do Tiny Desk Concert (w/ Marco Benevento!) [WATCH]

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

This Freddie Gibbs and Madlib Tiny Desk performance was a year in the making, largely because Madlib insisted on playing with El Michels Affair, a vintage funk and soul band based out of New York. But it was worth the wait. When pianist Marco Benevento opened with 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 setlist and band members and check out the video below.

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

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

Freddie Gibbs and Madlib [NPR Tiny Desk]