FREDDIE GIBBS “Oil Money” – feat. BUN B and DAN AUERBACH (The Black Keys)

Freddie Gibbs‘ stock continues to rise with his latest video “Oil Money” off of the recently dropped Str8 Killa EP.  We’ve written about the Gary, Indiana-native before and, even more specifically, about the Str8 Killa EP, but it’s hard not to repeatedly address the rapper’s work when the updates continue to be this intriguing.  Our first post about Gibbs featured a live video of his performance during the SXSW music festival earlier this year.  Just prior to that, we also posted a clip of The Black Keys performing at the same festival.  Now, with the release of “Oil Money“, we have a chance too hear what Gibbs and Black Keys guitarist/vocalist, Dan Auerbach sound like on the same track.  For anyone familiar with BlackRoc, last year’s collaboration between The Black Keys and Rocafella records, Auerbach‘s latest foray into the rap world will be far less surprising.  In fact, the blues rock duo of Auerbach and partner, Patrick Carney actually produced some of the most refreshing hip-hop beats in years.  A similar soulfulness is definitely exhibited through the keys and in Auerbach‘s vocal work on this latest Gangsta Gibbs offering.  While The Black Keys‘ frontman prominently appears on the chorus for “Oil Money“, he doesn’t physically appear in it’s video.  The following video does, however, feature appearances by Chip Tha Ripper, producer/rapper Chuck Inglish of The Cool Kids, and long-time Freddie Gibbs influence, Bun B from the Houston‘s legendary UGK crew.

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