MadGibbs releases video for album single “Crime Pays”

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Freddie Gibbs and Madlib combine for “Crime Pays” video 

Freddie Gibbs and Madlib have returned with the 3rd track off their upcoming album “Bandana“, this time with the first video from it too.

Crime Pays” is a song that hits all the notes their previous album Pinata hit, soulful samples on the beat courtesy of Madlib and fast-paced raps from Freddie Gibbs. The consistency from both artists is astounding and is only helping to build hype for the album. The juxtaposition of Gibbs’ deep, hard-hitting voice and Madlib’s light, floaty beats is perfect.

On the track Gibbs raps about homeboys catching HIV, cooking up cocaine in his microwave and throws shots at that ‘dick-sucking’ Jeezy too. It’s a very good example of the content you can expect from Gangsta Gibbs. The video itself is humorous and artistic, fitting in with the cowboy/rancher aesthetic that has taken over pop culture since the release of Red Dead Redemption 2. It sees Freddie as a ranch owner on Mt. Kane, a beautiful looking place complete with hot springs, mountain ranges and of course: zebras. It’s well worth the watch.

Alongside this, the release date and artwork have been released, with the album set to drop June 28th. Head here to pre-order here. You can also visit here if you want to purchase what’s being dubbed as Madlib’s ‘Directors Cut’ version of the album on vinyl. Be sure to check the video out above now.

Words by Rohan Parmar

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