Fans of Freddie Gibbs have certainly been enjoying the past couple of years, which has seen the XXL Freshman class alum experiencing a new stage of commercial success. Back in 2020, he connected with The Alchemist to create the critically acclaimed Alfredo, a ten-track album that came with collaborations alongside Rick Ross, Benny The Butcher, Tyler, the Creator, and Conway the Machine. In addition to becoming the duo’s highest-charting body of work to date, Alfredo also landed a nomination for Best Rap Album at this year’s Grammy Awards.
In addition to a slew of notable featured appearances, Gibbs has been busy cooking up his official follow-up to 2018’s Freddie — titled Soul Sold Separately (or SSS), the forthcoming LP would be his first under his partnership with Warner Records. As previously reported by REVOLT, he jokingly revealed that he might be leaving the hip hop genre following SSS’ arrival:
“This might be one of my last rap albums … I ain’t gotta rap no more, man. After SSS, Ima show y’all… I’m ‘bout to bust out with an R&B album. … I tricked y’all niggas into thinking I was a rapper. And I learned to rap so good — better than everybody else, it’s crazy. So now, I’m ‘bout to come back to this R&B. And all the niggas that didn’t wanna do no songs with me, like Miguel and all them niggas, they’re gonna be like, ‘What’s up, Gibbs?’ And I’m ‘bout to be king of this shit.”
Following top tier singles like “4 Thangs” with Big Sean, “Gang Signs” with ScHoolboy Q, and “Big Boss Rabbit,” Gibbs keeps his momentum going with the “Black Illuminati,” a Bizness Boi, Arianna Reid, and Fortune Beats-produced effort that features Jadakiss and sees the emcees delivering some of their dopest bars to date.
Check out the new heat for yourself.