Today, Indiana rap luminary Freddie Gibbs teams up with Big Sean for the banging, Hit-Boy-produced single “4 Thangs.” Accompanied by a celebratory basketball-themed video, directed by Nick Walker and creative directed by Advanced Open Water, “4 Thangs” is Gibbs’ first single on ESGN / Warner Records. Both on record and in the video, the elite MCs relish in their continued success while showcasing their unparalleled lyricism and remarkable technical abilities.
Mixed with thundering drums and ominous keys, “4 Thangs” finds the two L.A. artists equating their wins in life to the Lakers’ recent NBA championship. Gibbs and Sean deftly pass lightning-quick bars back and forth like pros handling the ball on a fastbreak. Gibbs drops potent lines about ducking the feds before following suit: “These b**ches want me to wife ‘em but I just one-night ‘em.”
To ring in the release of “4 Thangs,” Gibbs has commissioned a championship mural on Melrose by Levi Ponce and will be throwing a Halloween pop-up event. From 1-5pm on October 31st, fans can stop by 7767 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles to eat free tacos, take photos in front of the mural, and receive free foam fingers and “4 Thangs” t-shirts, which can be seen in the hilarious teaser video released earlier this week. On that day, guests will also be able to get custom “4 Thangs” foam fingers. For those who aren’t able to make it, the mural will be up until December. Additionally, themed merch is now available at Gibbs’ new store: Kanecomics.shop.
“4 Thangs” may be Gibbs’ first single with ESGN / Warner Records, but it comes on the heels of a productive run that includes his May album with The Alchemist, Alfredo, and the acclaimed 2019 record Bandana with Madlib. Clearly, Freddie Gibbs is on a winning streak.