On February 23, Freddie Gibbs took to Twitter to tell fans about the process behind his highly anticipated album.
“Oh n-gga, give me one more gram!/Sell me that dope/Are you done with weed?/Sell me that dope!” he sings in the studio clip, doing his best Michael Jackson impression while putting his dope boy spin on The Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back.”
“This how U make another rap album of the year. #SSS,” the rapper/stand-up comedian joked in the caption.
Freddie Gibbs is no stranger to the Jackson family from Indiana. He said he saw her as a child once when he visited their hometown.
“Saw that n-gga Mike one time in my life in person,” he told Pitchfork in 2013. “You woulda thought Jesus came back. N-gga went to speak at this big, stupid-ass baseball stadium we got in Gary. This n-gga Mike walked around Gary in his pyjamas with, like, a Cap’n Crunch suit on. His shit was laid, his perm was laid out, he was good!
“That muthafucka Mike came through and went to KFC, dawg. Mike bought all the muthafucking honey BBQ wings. He took, like, a muthafucking hour to get his order out. Man, n-ggas was honking horns behind him. They like, ‘Damn, Mike! What the fuck?’ Come after Mike and they ran out of chicken!”
He continued, “But that n-gga bought all the chicken for the people! When that n-gga pulled up to the baseball stadium, he started throwing the chicken out the car. All you see is a muthafucking shiny glove throwing chicken out the window!
“Man, n-ggas was standing on top of cars. ‘Billie Jean is not my lover!’ N-ggas was going crazy. It was grown n-ggas out there fainting and shit. Gangsta-ass n-ggas out there like, ‘Mike! Ahhh!’ I’m seeing killers crying with tears in their eyes. Everybody loved Mike.”
Freddie Gibbs Album Coming Soon
Gibbs, who has released several potential singles related to the anticipated album, continues to keep fans excited. Gangsta Gibbs, Pharrell, Boi-1da, Tay Keith, Jake One and DJ Paul from Three 6 Mafia will be behind the project, as well as Piñata/Bandana compadre Madlib and Alfredo Grammy nominee The Alchemist.
“This is probably going to be the best album I did,” he told Complex last year. “I leveled up on his album. It’s going to be more features. It’s a little more sauce on this one I would say.”