Freddie Gibbs, Schoolboy Q team up on “Gang Signs”

An homage to Do or Die and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony.

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).

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“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:

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