Freddie Gibbs proved his versatility this week. On Tuesday (September 20), the Gary, Indiana-bred rapper visited Funk Flex on Scorching 97 and performed a freestyle, taking pictures at disgraced R&B determine R. Kelly and rival Benny Butcher. Immediately (September 23), Gibbs exhibits his susceptible facet with the introspective new single “Darkish Hearted.”
The James Blake-produced monitor opens with an ethereal beat and Gibbs proclaiming, “I hope the chopper by no means jam on me.” He chronicles his struggles whereas entrenched in “homicide land,” reminiscing on being in a crowded residence the place they pushed molly and powder, and prays for God’s safety. He acknowledges, “I do know I took a danger with this sh*t after I put my arms on it” and laments that “this sport obtained me dark-hearted,” however his most brutally trustworthy admission comes when he expresses concern that “police may shoot and kill me over my darkish pores and skin.”
“Darkish Hearted” comes after “Too Much” that includes Moneybagg Yo, Gibbs’ first launch of the yr, arrived earlier this month. The singles are producing momentum for Soul Bought Individually, his major-label debut studio album due subsequent Friday (September 30) through Warner Information. Gibbs unveiled the full tracklist earlier this week.
Gibbs instructed Funk Flex on Tuesday that he’s “coming for album of the yr” together with his new one, “like I did final yr.” His first Grammy nomination was earned for Alfredo, his Could 2020 collaborative album with Alchemist, below the Finest Rap Album class at the newest ceremony.
Soul Bought Individually is out 9/30 through Warner Information. Pre-order it here.
Freddie Gibbs is a Warner Music artist. Uproxx is an unbiased subsidiary of Warner Music Group.