Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Bandana

“I don’t like reading raps off a paper or nothing like that,” Freddie Gibbs explained to Billboard, breaking down how he approached the recording sessions that produced Bandana cuts like “Half Manne Half Cocaine.” “I just really been memorizing raps and not really writing them, and it’s just straight off the head. I’ve been doing it like that lately because I feel like it’s more feeling … I think that having a more free flowing style and being more loose with my songwriting and rapping, it gives me a better feel with a beat now … I feel like my style is more loose the last like five projects and I’ve been perfecting that up until right now. And also just the different circumstances that I’ve been going through just my fuel the lyrics for me.”