Girl Talk and Freeway announce details of "Broken Ankles" EP, Featuring Waka Flocka Flame, Young Chris and Jadakiss, out April 8th.
Last fall, sample-obsessed producer Girl Talk (aka Gregg Gillis) announced the news he was following up 2010 full-length album,All Day, by teaming up with legendary Philadelphia rapperFreeway for"Broken Ankles,"a collaborative EP combining both artists' distinct, high-energy styles into a continuously flowing collection of bangers. The EP reflects the meticulous nature of Girl Talk's prior work while setting a fitting pace for Freeway's dynamic, high-powered flow. "I wanted to work closer to traditional song structure compared to my last few albums, but still include some detailed sample splicing and change-ups when it felt appropriate. The overall structure is what I thought worked best with Freeway's style," says Gillis. Keeping in line with the Girl Talk aesthetic, the varied range of songs are all tied seamlessly together. He stated, "It's always important to me to have an album that works as a whole; something that has a calculated flow to it, which is intended to be listened to front to back."
Over the past several months as the two have put the finishing touches on "Broken Ankles," they've enlisted features from guest rappers Waka Flocka Flame, Young Chris and Jadakiss, and come April 8th, "Broken Ankles" will be available for all the world to download free via DatPiff. In the meantime, glimpse the "Tolerated" video teaser (via Girl Talk's new video partner Maker Studios) and catch Girl Talk at select festivals across the country, including Coachella in two weeks.
Read Pitchfork's exclusive interview with Girl Talk about "Broken Ankles" - p4k.in/1fY1K1p.
GIRL TALK TOUR DATES:
Fri. April 11 - Indio, CA @ Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
Fri. April 18 - Indio, CA @ Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
Sun. May 4 - Tampa, FL @ Big Guava Festival
Thu. May 15 - Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Festival
Sat. May 17 - Atlanta, GA @ Centennial Olympic Park
Fri. June 20 - Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival