Freddie Gibbs Does His Own Hilarious Version Of Michael Jackson Classic While Recording 'SSS' Album
With SSS (Soul Sold Separately) coming out, which Gibbs has hailed as "the best rap album of the year," Freddie Gibbs is determined to outdo the competition. But that doesn't stop the ESGN MC from having fun in the studio.
Taking to Twitter, Gangsta Gibbs provided fans with a glimpse into his creative process behind the eagerly anticipated album, which is apparently transforming '70s soul classics into coke rap anthems.
“Oh n-gga, give me one more gram!/Sell me that dope/Are you done with weed?/Sell me that dope!” he sings in the studio clip, doing his best Michael Jackson impression while putting his dope boy spin on The Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back.”
“This how U make another rap album of the year. #SSS,” joked the rapper/stand-up comedian.
Gibbs grew up in Gary, Indiana, as well, so he is no stranger to the Jackson Family. As a kid, the Bandana rapper recalls seeing Michael Jackson when the King of Pop visited their hometown.
“Saw that n-gga Mike one time in my life in person,” he told Pitchfork in 2013. “You woulda thought Jesus came back. N-gga went to speak at this big, stupid-ass baseball stadium we got in Gary. This n-gga Mike walked around Gary in his pyjamas with, like, a Cap’n Crunch suit on. His shit was laid, his perm was laid out, he was good!
“That muthafucka Mike came through and went to KFC, dawg. Mike bought all the muthafucking honey BBQ wings. Took, like, a muthafucking hour to get his order out. Man, n-ggas was honking horns behind him. They like, ‘Damn, Mike! What the fuck?’ Come after Mike and they ran out of chicken!”