The project will be released on January 31 via Madlib Invazion, ESGN Records, Keep Cool and RCA. Since Madlib shepherded the beats, this will put the focus on his beats that fit perfectly into the project. We named Bandana as one of the best albums of 2019 and "Crime Pays" was one of our best hip-hop tracks of the year.
Bandana was the second of a planned trilogy of albums between Madlib and Freddie Gibbs. In 2014, they released Piñata.
In addition to the beat project, Madlib and his younger brother Oh No will release a self-titled album under the moniker The Professionals on January 17.