Madlib Shares “Reekyod” Feat. Black Thought & Your Old Droog

Visionary musician Madlib introduces his new single “REEKYOD,” featuring the lyrical prowess of Black Thought and Your Old Droog. Madlib, the mastermind behind countless classics, makes his grand debut on his very own label, Madlib Invazion. The single artwork is a collaboration with the talented Mathieu Bitton (Lenny Kravitz, Lady Gaga, Prince).

“REEKYOD” serves as more than a song; it’s a manifesto of artistic independence and musical brilliance, a celebration of real rhymes, mesmerizing beats, and the unbreakable bond between emcee and producer. “Everything I spit, shine/Imma get mine, regardless” Droog boasts, comfortable over the beat that he foresees his own success. “REEKYOD” serves as more than a song—it’s a declaration of artistic freedom and a celebration of hip-hop’s enduring legacy by three musicians who play distinct and vital roles within the genre.

“This is strictly for the honorees. Madlib is in his bag per usual and YOD is more than a force to be reckoned with. Simply complex, this piece is high art. Triple threat. Instant classique,” says Black Thought.

“It’s an honor to be inducted into the heavyweight class of hip hop,” Droog shares. “To be able to spar with one of the greatest emcees on a beat by the greatest producer is a dream come true. Look out for the Madlib x YOD album coming soon.”

For Madlib, “REEKYOD” arrives in the wake of another Your Old Droog collaboration, “DBZ” feat.  Method Man and Denzel Curry. 2024 is also a year of anniversaries for the famed producer — the 20th anniversary of the classic Madvillainy(2004) with the late MF DOOM (which also celebrated a certified gold record) and the 10th anniversary of the Freddie Gibz collaboration Piñata. In honor of the latter’s milestone, Madlib and Gibbs announced a joint tour. This year, his group  Jahari  Massamba Unit with  Karriem Riggins released YHWH is LOVE. The year prior, he worked on projects with Liberation 2  (with  Talib Kweli) and Champagne for Breakfast (with DJ Muggs and Meyheim Lauren). “REEKYOD” is  Madlib’s first release since his album Sound Ancestors (2021).

Madlib Live

May 10, 2024 – BOSTON *

May 11, 2024 – NYC *

May 19, 2024 – CHICAGO *

May 24, 2024 – LONDON *

May 26, 2024 – LONDON (SOLO DJ SET)

May 30, 2024 – BARCELONA *

*with Freddie Gibbs