Giannis – [Freddie Gibbs] [Madlib] ft. [Anderson .Paak]

Okay, so a few things here.

One, with a modern classic to attest in Piñata, Freddie Gibbs and Madlib are a duo that I fully believe will go down in hip-hop history as two of the greats. Second, basketball references in rap might just be my favorite lyrical niche, and with this song paying tribute to the Greek Freak, Giannis Antetokounmpo, I can’t help but love this one before even hearing it. Third and final, “Giannis” holds a guest spot from Anderson .Paak, and when thinking of all the artists who I would want Gibbs and Madlib to collaborate with, I think .Paak has to be one of the top three.

In other words, this song is a perfect storm, and the music backs up all of these expectations.

I could go on and on the reasons why “Giannis” is a perfect single to get fans excited for Bandana, but in truth, the only way for listeners to truly realize this is to click play for themselves and listen to each and every lyric. Per usual, Freddie Gibbs and Madlib snapped, and all signs are pointing toward another classic from these two.

Stream “Giannis” below and get ready for the full album!