Freddie Gibbs is away in the countryside and his personality is colorful as ever in the music video for their newly released song “Crime Pays”. This song is only the second single off his collaboration album Bandana with legendary hip-hop producer Madlib following “Flat Tummy Tea”.
The Nick Walker-directed visual finds Gibbs settling out in the Western countryside mountains as he plays the character of a drug dealer that moves away from the city after a bust turns for the worst. Later in the video, he is found cracking jokes on the ranch workers as he puts one of them on “horse duty” for their lack of performance.
Along with the new visuals, Madlib and Gibbs also announced that their new collaborative album will finally see a release date as it is set to drop on June 28th across all digital platforms via Keep Cool/RCA Records and Madlib Invazion/ESGN. The CD and LP versions of the project will be later released on July 27th, which you can pre-order here on the Rappacats website.
The duo is getting ready to make a short concert run in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago in mid-June before they make their way through Europe beginning with a show in Orpheum, Switzerland. The duo is also scheduled to make an appearance at the Made in America festival in Philadelphia on August 31st.
The album is set with features from Pusha T, Killer Mike, Yasiin Bey, Black Thought, and more.
Watch their new video below.
Photo Credit: Sharon Alagna