Freddie Gibbs & Schoolboy Q deliver a smooth melody and animated visual for their track "Gang Signs"
Updated: Feb 8
Freddie is an animated rabbit, toting a Glock, and Schoolboy Q is a turtle in their serious yet adorable, animated visual.
Freddie Gibbs delivers a stand out track with TDE's Schoolboy Q called "Gang Signs." The new single has a chill-relaxed vibe, reminiscent of the sound popularized in the '90s by groups like Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Do or Die.
Freddie explains to Pitchfork that "Gang Signs" pays "homage to Do or Die and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony." Freddie also stated that the song was important to him since "that’s the era [he] grew up on," and that it was "long overdue" for him and Schoolboy Q to do a record together.
The visual for the track showcases Freddie Gibbs as an animated bunny, going about his day, toting a gun, making his runs, and avoiding the police. The video then shifts to Schoolboy Q as a turtle with his friends at the park. The storyline consists of the two meeting up and robbing some rodents at the basketball courts -- the video is funny, serious, cute, and all-around enjoyable.
The director of the video Aaron Hymes, and the illustrator Gabriel Alcala, did a phenomenal job in putting the visual together. From Gibb's hitting his runs to Schoolboy Q's detailed tattoos, to the corgi shaking its butt -- it is hard to tell what stands out more, the song or the visual.
The song and visual come after Freddie's 2021 Grammy nomination for his 2020 collaboration album with The Alchemist, Alfredo. The single "Gang Signs" also follows a string of stand-out collaborations with artists like Big Sean and JAHMED, Bigg Fatts, and See Green in the past year following his Grammy-nominated album Alfredo. Meaning, this is just the start of what will be an extraordinary 2021 for Freddie Gibbs.
Check out Freddie Gibb and Schoolboy Q's visual for their track, "Gang Signs" below.