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Hear Pac Div’s Mibbs Go Solo With a Scoop DeVille Assist on Wavy ‘Freebass’ EP

Los Angeles underground vet breaks out of the backpack

picture-18276-1372868632Chris Martins // June 18, 2013

Mibbs hails from long-hustling Los Angeles trio Pac Div, but he breaks out of the backpack on his debut solo EP, Freebass. Produced by hit-maker Scoop DeVille (Snoop Dogg, Fat Joe, Kendrick Lamar, Das Racist), these five songs combine wavy minimal beatwork with rhymes that range from swaggy to heady to hard. And while “Rollin” coasts by with sparse drums and deep sea submarine pulse, “Supwithat” is built around a screaming/chiming melody that sounds cribbed from My Bloody Valentine’s Loveless. All of which is to say, these two cover a good amount of ground while still managing to keep it simple and come in under 20 minutes. Since Mibbs is apparently the master of the EP, he’s got five more short-players on deck for the next year — collaborations with Chicago star Tree, French producer JMV, house artist C Penn, and L.A. beatsmiths DertBeats and WoodysProduce. You can stream Freebass below, and download it by visiting Mibbs’ site.