With just a couple weeks to go until Freddie Gibbs and Madlib serve up one of the most anticipated albums of 2019, the two critically-acclaimed artists are linking up with Anderson .Paak for another new single in support of Bandana. Known as “Giannis,” Freddie Gibbs and Madlib’s latest collaborative cut stands as the fourth Bandana track to officially hit streaming services and is notable for being Anderson .Paak’s first time working with the two cult-favorite legends on a track. Staying true to Freddie Gibbs’ passion for sports, The song also references well-known Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo
“Industry got you sleep but bitch I’m woke, I know the devil / These n***as be falling off everyday like Ace Hood Rollie bezel / N***as don’t understand / That 360 mean a percentage of every income stream / That record ain’t doin’ no numbers,” Freddie Gibbs raps on “Giannis,” delivering some sharp music business game. “You trip on your management and your legal team / Uhh, I done been dropped before, talked about and wrote off before.”
“My dad always told me, ‘Always be so good that you can’t be denied,’” Gibbs explained to us last month, sharing some insight into how he comes up with verses like the above “Giannis” salvo.
You can check out Freddie Gibbs, Madlib and Anderson .Paak’s new Bandana record “Giannis” in the Jeff Jank-crafted animation above. Freddie Gibbs and Madlib’s joint studio album Bandana is scheduled to see release on June 28.
Previously, Freddie Gibbs and Madlib released a music video for “Crime Pays.”
- M. Correy Whitted
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