Freddie Gibbs has taken time out from remixing Kanye West to drop a creepy new video for his song Freddy Gordy.
The song, which appeared on last years album Shadow of a Doubt, opens with a menacing feeling, and goes on to detail Gibbs’ own struggles with substance abuse. The video, in turn, opens with eerie synths played over the spoken word of Gibbs talking about his battles with abuse.
Images of the rapper walking around the cold streets of a town, interspersed with cuts of someone smoking a presumably illicit substance fading in over the top accompany the introduction. Then the beat kicks in, and footage of the rapper angrily rapping at himself in a mirror intertwines with pictures of him continuing to stroll the streets. Watch below.
Despite the dark themes of the song, Gibbs has stated that the song is his favorite off his latest record.
Speaking in an interview with Microphone Check about the song, Gibbs stated that, “That’s probably my favorite[sic] record on there, cause that’s probably one of the deepest records that I’ve ever done. It’s not no traditional song. It don’t even — I don’t even think it have a hook. I just went in there and started about rapping about things that were affecting me at the time. And it was really — I was having one of those days. It was really hitting me hard. I really got to get that out. And people who hear the record they really appreciate that, you know what I mean?”
Freddie Gibbs will be touring Australia next month in support of Shadow of a Doubt. For tickets see here, and for dates see below:
Freddie Gibbs Australian Tour:
Thursday 10th March
Perth – Jack Rabbit Slim’s
Friday 11th March
Sydney – Manning Bar
Saturday 12th March
Melbourne – Max Watt’s
Sunday 13th March
Meredith – Golden Plains Festival