While I do feel a bit dirty posting an Amazon Music exclusive, the strength of the performance outweighs any real moral objections I might have. Freddie Gibbs and Madlib recently hooked up with the aforementioned spawn of the devil to give an exclusive live rendition of Gat Damn, which is taken from last year’s acclaimed Bandana. MadGibbs are also joined by El Michels Affair, which is a genius move as you will hear from the end result.
If you are yet to find yourself enjoying the pleasures of the El Michels Affair and are wondering whether to believe the hype, let the video for Shaolin Brew be your deciding factor.
Taking on the Wu-Tang back in 2009 with Enter the 37th Chamber, El Michels came back this year with The Return to the 37th Chamber, featuring more of the same live musical interpretations of some of the most-loved RZA produced joints. Shaolin Brew was inspired by the incident at the B-Boy Summit ’99 event, which was upset by wrongly directed police interference. The album is available now on Big Crown Records.