Freddie Gibbs has been sharing news regarding the production of his newest album “SSS”, which according to him will be the “best rap album of the year.” But even with all the hype, that isn’t stopping the Gary, Indiana native from having a little fun in the studio.
On Wednesday, Gibbs took to Twitter to give fans a glimpse into the creative process behind the album. This included the rapper’s spin on the Jackson 5 classic “I Want You Back”, complete with a Michael Jackson impression.
“Oh n****, give me one more gram!/Sell me that dope/Are you done with weed?/Sell me that dope!”, Gibbs sings in the studio clip. “This how U make another rap album of the year. #SSS,” he joked in the caption for the Twitter post of the clip.
Obviously, Gangsta Gibbs is no stranger to the Jackson family since they share the same hometown. In a 2013 interview with Pitchfork, Freddie recalled seeing Michael Jackson as a kid when the singer returned to Gary.
“Saw that n**** Mike one time in my life in person,” Gibbs recalled. “You woulda thought Jesus came back. N**** went to speak at this big, stupid-a** baseball stadium we got in Gary. This n**** Mike walked around Gary in his pajamas with, like, a Cap’n Crunch suit on! His sh*t was laid, his perm was laid out, he was good!”
Freddie Gibbs and SSS
As for “SSS”, Freddie Gibbs has released a handful of singles from the album so far, including “Black Illuminati” featuring Jadakiss, “Gang Signs” with ScHoolboy Q, and “Big Boss Rabbit”. Gibbs has also assembled a talented line-up of producers, including Pharrell, Boi-1da, Tay Keith, Jake One, and Three 6 Mafia’s DJ Paul.
Freddie’s “Pinata/Bandana” accomplice Madlib is behind the boards as well, along with “Alfredo” Grammy nominee The Alchemist. A release date has yet to be announced for the project, but Gibbs has high hopes for when it does arrive.
Gibbs told Complex last year. “I leveled up on his album. It’s going to be more features. It’s a little more sauce on this one I would say.”
Written by Olan Bryant