Gibbs and Lib doin' the damn thang. After the Thuggin EP dropped, I was wondering how long we would have to wait for another dose of realness, but thankfully they cooked up some new material quick! The Shame EP is the second collaborative EP from the Beat Konducta and LA-by-way-of-Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs and once again they're bringing it on the beats AND the lyrics. The title cut "Shame" finds Madlib flipping a heavy soul groove, while Gibbs rips the mic a new one from a ghetto perspective. "Terrorist" ups the tempo with another killer production from Madlib while Gibbs handles lyrics properly. Also includes the bonus beats "Later That Night" and "The Morning After" plus instrumentals and acapellas for "Shame" and "Terrorist." Housed in slick red cover with spot gloss print, designed by Jeff Jank.
- music label: Madlib Invazion 2012
reviewed by Von Bee 07/2012