Label: Madlib Invazion
Who doesn't want a Piñata? This one may not be stuffed with candy or yeyyo, but it features some of Madlib's best work in years, from the gossamer classical melodies of "Thuggin'" to the '80s synth horror of "Bomb." And don't dismiss Gangsta Gibbs as another coke rapper: He digs into topics with acuity, whether it's the pleasure of getting "High," hustling on the streets via "Harold's" and "Real," or lamenting the decline of street themes in mainstream rap on "Deeper." Danny Brown, Scarface, Raekwon and others guest star on this Pinata.