MadGibbs dropped their latest collaborative album Bandana earlier this year. They capped off the year with their performance at NPR’s Tiny Desk.
This Tiny Desk performance was a year in the making due to Madlib insisting on playing with the NYC based El Michels Affair, a funk and soul band. Madlib brought along a small thunder tube and vintage electric bongos circa 1960. Getting El Michaels Affair to perform alongside the hip-hop duo was definitely worth the wait.
With Gibbs on the mic, Madlib on percussion, and the band at their back, they brought to life four tracks from the duo’s Bandana album, which included “Education,” “Gat Damn,” “Soul Right,” and “Freestyle S***.”
Watch Freddie Gibbs and Madlib take over the Tiny Desk below: