Freddie Gibbs & Madlib ‎– Bandana

Rappcats ‎– MMS 031, Madlib Invazion ‎– MMS 031
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Madlib Directors Cut

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Obrigado 0:29
A2 Freestyle Shit 2:28
A3 Half Manne Half Cocaine 3:12
A4 Crime Pays 3:02
A5 Massage Seats 2:26
A6 Palmolive
Featuring – Killer Mike, Pusha T
A7 Fake Names 3:44
A8 Flat Tummy Tea 2:34
B1 Situations 3:48
B2 Giannis
Featuring – Anderson .Paak
B3 Practice 2:54
B4 Cataracts 3:39
B5 Gat Damn 2:50
B6 Education
Featuring – Black Thought, Yasiin Bey
B7 Soul Right 3:26


Limited Rappcats exclusive "Madlib's Directors Cut" featuring alternate cover art.

Rappcats Edition –This is the Madlib Invazion version of the album cut to vinyl early this Spring. While the actual track list remains the same on both versions, the Rappcats LP can be looked at as Madlib’s “Director’s Cut.” This LP and its unique sleeve are exclusive to Rappcats and will not be presented in any other formats or repressed.

Alternate Cover:
"The original concept for Fredrick & Otis’s Bandana album was this zebra painting owned by Ross Harris which had hung in a gas station bathroom where it was tagged for years. Ben Lambo, Egon and I tracked down the artist, Mr Peterson, and flew to Montana to meet with him and negotiate for the album cover rights. The curmudgeon took 3 days to agree. But it was one of the taggers, Diablo, who later emerged and talked everyone into using a Quasimoto drawing for the album cover. I think Diablo’s vision worked out, but I’m glad to see this zebra painting used for the alt. version of Bandana." - Jeff Jank

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Etched): MMS031 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Etched): RHoughten
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Etched): MMS031 B

Other Versions (5 of 16) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Freddie Gibbs & Madlib Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Bandana(15xFile, MP3, Album) Keep Cool (3), RCA none US 2019
19075-93492-1 Freddie Gibbs, Madlib Freddie Gibbs, Madlib - Bandana(LP, Album, Ltd, Hig) Madlib Invazion, Keep Cool (3), RCA, ESGN 19075-93492-1 US 2019 Sell This Version
none Freddie Gibbs & Madlib Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Bandana(CDr, Album, Unofficial) The Mix Unit, none US 2019 Sell This Version
19075-93492-2 Freddie Gibbs & Madlib Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Bandana(CD, Album) RCA, Keep Cool (3) 19075-93492-2 Europe 2019 Sell This Version
19075-93492-2 Freddie Gibbs & Madlib Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Bandana(CD, Album) RCA, Keep Cool (3) 19075-93492-2 US 2019 Sell This Version


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September 9, 2020

The Rappcats Directors cut is the definitive version overall at this point.hands down. This is a different master and cut of the album based on Madlib's original submission before sample clearances. Doing an A/B test with the standard (or VMP) version the audio quality difference is present.. this is just slightly more crisp, the cut slightly louder and there's less surface noise. Maybe not huge improvements there, but I happen to believe that the major difference is that the source master for this one is just mixed better. The jacket is still flimsy.... but the cover is absolutely brilliant. i don’t hate the Hollywood cover, but this one feels more fitting of the album's theme and content. being Madlib's original take there are some slight alterations to skits (for the better) and some of the intros/outros/bumps beats are slightly longer (for the better). The album transitions extremely well with this version and yet it's not so drastically different that it throws you off if you're used to the "final" release. For the purposes of listening on wax tightening up the flow of the album is a big plus and the small tweaks have a big impact.

Essentially this is as close to the complete vision of the album that Madlib and Freddie wanted to release (maybe minus John Gotti Karate). it's what I prefer listening to along with the Bernie Grundman Test Pressing when I want to show off my system a little more.


September 5, 2020
edited 5 months ago
Listening to the standard version, I couldn't get into it. It feels all over the place, really short on flow & really nauseating as an LP listen (not to say each track individually isn't worth your ears, of course). I gave it 3 goes & wrote it off as a 'non-connectable with' experience.

Here on this directors cut, it's a different experience altogether; the whole thing feels right & makes sense, the tracks flow into one another & it feels like Madlib. By that I mean, it's as smooth as you'd expect from a cat like that.

The master is also favourable over the 'Keep Cool' releases, it's clean & proud. I'll be forgetting all those bar the instrumentals (always handy) & sticking with this gem, along with the duo's previous classic 'Pinata'.


June 7, 2020
edited 5 months ago

Definitely prefer this to the original. Although the differences are subtle, it’s more concise and has more of a vintage Madlib feel to it. Plus the artwork is super dope


December 19, 2019
No idea why they didn't put this version out for a wide release, I prefer it to the original


December 16, 2019
Just found this version at my local for $10 sealed and used, great deal, great album


November 30, 2019
These commenters obviously don’t understand. This is a low-fi hip-hop record. The static is present even on the CD and MP3 pressings. It’s intentional. Don’t disregard the art because you don’t understand.


August 1, 2019
edited about 1 year ago

This could be one of the best rapping long players of 2019. I had to wait until my mam went out to play it (as you know she hates all rap and trap music as she is a staunch Christian) but as soon as the needle hit the opening grooves, I knew I was listening to a classic album. One of my favourite tracks is ‘Half Manne, Half Cocaine’, as it is a violent, lurching trap banger, and when I listen to it, it makes me feel tingly inside and wave my fingers around as if they are guns. Gibbs rides the beat like it is a petulant horse, his voice loaded with menace as he threatens to “kiss your wife and then piss on your grave”, and I don't think he is joking, I think he would ACTUALLY do that. Thankfully me and my lovely girlfriend are not married yet!!


July 31, 2019
You know how when movies add in three extra lines of throwaway dialogue that does nothing for the plot and should have stayed on the cutting room floor and are still trying to charge you double? Yeah. That's exactly this "director's cut."


July 30, 2019
Is this the rappcats edition? Or are they different limited edition release ?


July 25, 2019
Anybody notice any differences in the beats between the 2 versions? Some of the skits are definitely different or just extended. In my opinion neither LP sounds amazing. They seem to be cut at low level because it’s on a single disc. Although, I do prefer the Madlib Directors Cut because it has more bass and is more natural sounding overall. My copy of the regular version sounds a little louder, brighter and leaner with crappy, noisy vinyl. Anyone else have a similar experience with the 2 LPs?