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Today, Freddie Gibbs and Madlib release their new album, Bandana, via Keep Cool/RCA Records and Madlib Invazion/ESGN. The album includes previous releases “Flat Tummy Tea,” “Crime Pays,” and “Giannis” featuring Anderson. Paak. The album is the pair’s follow up to their 2014 critically-acclaimed debut Piñata, and includes additional features from Pusha T, Killer Mike, Yasiin Bey, and Black Thought.
Freddie Gibbs and Madlib are also set to play a string of shows in the U.S. and Europe this summer, which kicked off earlier this week with a sold-out, two-night residency at The Roxy in Los Angeles. They’re set to play at MoMa PS1’s Warm Up series in New York, Paredes De Coura Festival in Portugal, and Made in America in Philadelphia later this summer before heading off to Europe again in the Fall. Additional dates to follow soon.
Listen to Bandana above, see upcoming tour dates with more to follow below, and stay tuned for additional info from Freddie Gibbs & Madlib in the coming weeks.
2018 (Till infinity) promises to be a very special year for the legendary and influential Hieroglyphics imprint. Not only does 2018 mark the 25th anniversaries for Souls Of Mischief’s debut 93 Till Infinity and Del’s No Need For Alarm, but also the collective’s collaborative efforts, 1998’s 3rd Eye Vision and 2003’ Full Circle. To celebrate these landmark anniversaries, Hiero will be releasing some very exciting companion pieces (which will be announced soon) and never before heard material from the vaults.
Before those announcements are made, Hiero is proud to announce their 7th Annual Hiero Day Festival & Black Party which will take place on Labor Day, Monday 9-3-2018 in Oakland, CA. Hiero Day is an all-day, all-age music festival, showcasing over 40 live performances on 3 different stages by both local and renowned artists in genres such as hip-hop, rap, R&B, and more with the legendary hip-hop collective Hieroglyphics headlining the festival; and additional performances from Black Thought, Freddie Gibbs, Talib Kweli, Mannie Fresh, Elzhi, The Pharcyde, Charli 2NA, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Richie Rich, People Under The Stairs among many. The event will be hosted by Mistah FAB, Chuy Gomez, Dnas & Chinaka Hodge & Chris Riggins.
Each year over 100 local vendors and exhibitors participate in Hiero Day. Our exhibitors help make the festival fun and exciting, while showcasing the diversity of our community. This year’s activities and entertainment include an expanded selection and variety of food (food trucks), dancing, shopping from local vendors, merch, and even a kid-friendly area complete with bounce houses, face painting and more. Public transportation is highly encouraged, as parking is extremely limited. The festival is conveniently located 3rd and Chestnut in West Oakland) a short walk from the West Oakland BART station!
After the success of the Hiero Day’s first festival in 2012, former Oakland Mayor Jean Quan declared September 3rd as “Hiero Day” in the City of Oakland. With Hiero Day in its 7thyear in production, 2018 marks the biggest and best Hiero Day yet! $19.93 per ticket for an all-day (with Fast Pass & VIP Tickets also available), three stage event with hundreds of vendors and over 40 musical acts is the greatest festival bargain for any summer festival.
Visit www.hieroday.com for ticketing information, as well as updates on performances, vendor information, festival activities and sponsorship and volunteer opportunities. Location, ticket and vendor info for the 7th Annual Hiero Day Festival is available here.
If you are interested in attending and or covering the 7th annual Hiero Day Festival and want press/photo passes, or would like to speak with Hiero about the festival please let me know and I will gladly facilitate.
ABOUT HIEROGLYPHICS IMPERIUM
Hieroglyphics, the legendary Oakland-based underground hip-hop collective founded in the early 1990’s, is composed of rappers Del the Funky Homosapien, Casual, Pep Love, Domino, DJ Touré, and Souls of Mischief members A-Plus, Phesto, Opio, and Tajai. After releasing several albums on major labels, in 1997 they created their own indie empire, Hieroglyphics Imperium, and have been an influential force in the independent music scene ever since. Since its inception, the Hiero Crew has thrived, releasing several albums and collaborating with a laundry list of popular and independent artists, including The Gorillaz, Q-Tip, Georgia Clinton, Jurassic 5, Bill Ortiz, Dilated Peoples, Dan The Automator, Prince Paul, Xzibit, and more.
After the release of his new album last Friday, Freddie Gibbs has announced that he’ll be hitting the road on his ‘You Only Live 2wice Tour.’The tour will hit up 19 cities across North America, including Seattle, San Francisco, Oakland, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Boston, New York, Toronto, Chicago and more. Gibbs will be touring from May 16th until June 25th, with more dates set to be announced later.