Today, Indiana’s first Grammy®-nominated rapper and budding actor Freddie Gibbs releases the brand new single “Ice Cream”, his first new music in 2022 following the previously released single “Black Illuminati” featuring Jadakiss last year. Ahead of his Coachella performance with Madlib, Gibbs teams up with Rick Ross for a fiery rap anthem that finds the collaborators flexing their financial success and flipping birds over a thunderous track from Kenny Beats. Accompanied by a wild and wintry video, “Ice Cream” begins Gibbs’ 2022 takeover.
“Ice Cream” reimagines Raekwon’s iconic song of the same name from 1995’s Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…. Kenny Beats flips fragments of the sample RZA used and delivers ominous, speaker-blowing trap—the perfect vehicle for Gibbs to serve lines in his unparalleled, rapid-fire flow: “Dope feen got a pipe dream / Serve my neighbors 34 flavors / I got ice cream.” Meanwhile, Rick Ross reminds listeners that he stacks money, has a closet full of unworn designer sneakers, and doesn’t hold court with snitches. In the captivating video, Gibbs speeds in an ice cream truck while surrounded by beautiful, twerking women. He then links with Ross over an icy tundra and raps as snow falls.
Gibbs signed to Warner Records shortly after his collaborative project with Alchemist, Alfredo, which landed a 2021 GRAMMY® nomination for Best Rap Album. This year, Gibbs made the jump to the silver screen, starring in the award-winning forthcoming feature film Down with the King, and appearing on TV shows like 50 Cent’s Power Book IV: Force and Peacock’s Bust Down. His work on Bust Down is receiving rave reviews. Vulture recently proclaimed, “Freddie Gibbs has always been funny. As a rapper, his lyrics frequently feature the unexpected word choices, clever turns of phrase, and precise observations of a seasoned comic.” With more film and tv roles on the horizon and his Warner Records debut album on deck, Freddie Gibbs is ready to roll the dice!
Listen to and watch “Ice Cream” (ft. Rick Ross) above and stay tuned for more from Freddie Gibbs soon.
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