Freddie Gibbs has teamed up with Schoolboy Q on the new song “Gang Signs.”
“I was just trying to pay homage to Do or Die and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony when I made this song,” Gibbs said in a statement, per Pitchfork. “That’s the era I grew up on. It was long overdue for me and Q to do a record.”
The track arrived with an animated video that was based by illustrator Gabriel Alcala’s artwork for the single. The clip, directed by Aaron Hymes, features Gibbs as a rabbit (“Bunny rabbit off the rip,” he spits in his first verse) and Q as a turtle. It’s also populated by other animal characters like the police (depicted as pigs) and hustlers on the streets (rats).
“Gang Signs” follows Gibbs’ collaborations with The Colleagues (“Gimme the Loot”) and Big Sean (“4 Thangs”). Q, on the other hand, has been a lot quieter in the past months, collaborating with Gorillaz and Conway the Machine and working on his next album.
Watch the clip for “Gang Signs” now: