Today, Gary Indiana, rapper Freddie Gibbs unleashes his thought-provoking new single “Dark Hearted.” Produced by genre-spanning superstar James Blake, the song precedes $oul $old $eparately, the GRAMMY®-nominated artist’s eagerly awaited new album, due September 30.
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From the start, the track obscures the line between the fiercest street experiences and spiritual despair. “I pray the chopper never jam,” Gibbs flexes, before unleashing a series of stories about crowded apartments, chemical dependency, and killings so recurring they become piece of a city’s daily practice. An intelligent emcee on political matters, Gibbs also mentions the danger looming over all of this: “Police might shoot me and kill me over my dark skin.”
The new single comes on the heels of “Too Much,” which paired Gibbs with Memphis rap star Moneybagg Yo. With radio-friendly rhythms and commercial appeal, the track became an instant hit, receiving praise from Pitchfork, SPIN, Hypebeast, and BET.
His on-screen work has already received critical praise on par with his music, suggesting Gibbs will be a potent dual threat for years to come.
Listen to “Dark Hearted” above and stay tuned for more from Freddie Gibbs soon.
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