Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – “City” ft. Karriem Riggins

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Pairing with prolific producer Madlib, Freddie Gibbs trades a verse with jazz drummer and surprisingly competent MC, Karriem Riggins, on this relentless and schizophrenic track with hardly a hook.  At just two minutes the oppressive and persistent drumming provides the basis over which the two MC’s each have a verse.  Skillfully articulated with just a touch of profundity Karriem Riggins and Freddie Gibbs both deliver a somewhat uncharacteristic flow over the chopped up punk jazz samples Madlib is working with.  It sounds like an urban balancing act in hyperspeed.

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