Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - "Harold’s"
As our beloved Andrew noted in his last post, the end of August draws nigh, and that means end of the year favorites lists are becoming a very real threat. Er, thing. That being said, were it not for Kool A.D.’s Word O.K., Freddie Gibbs and Madlib’s Piñata would surely be in the number one spot for top hip hop album of 2014. For now they both sit tied for first place; Gibbs’ signature hard as concrete flow and Madlib’s superb production holding their own against Victor V.’s silly yet ingenious rhymes. I guess we’ll have to wait until the end of the year to see who edges who out of the top spot.