****** So quotable, such flawless rhythm, amazing production. Gibbs spits out layer upon layer of rhyme, with each verse more emotional than the last. The cornerstone of 'Piñata', a song that wastes no time getting started but seems to waste a bit of time at the end with a slightly random outro. But it's merely an afterthought, as Gibbs gives the listener a lot to think about, much of it through a neatly structured chorus split into two rhythmic halves.<br><br>For me the question is where does it rank among the likes of 'Hell', 'D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)', 'Otis' and all my other faves? The reality is that even if it might not match others in terms of quality (of which I'd have to make a pretty strong case to suggest it doesn't), there's absolutely nothing like it. It stands out on the record, as well as just in general. A phenomenal monster of a tune.
***** Par the course for most of "Piñata" really but Gibbs & Madlib are ON :FIRE: here. Specifically, Gibbs never skips a beat while detailing some pretty ugly things. Meanwhile there's those strings that remind me of Fort Minor of all things, and the ominous bass. For sure this is my jam.