Freddie Gibbs, "National Anthem (F*** The World)"

It would pretty cool if the new Freddie Gibbs song really was the national anthem. (More appropriate during the previous administration, I suppose. Also: idea for rap name: Francis Scott “Ki.”) It’s a good one. While I’m still waiting for the refreshingly understated Gary, Indiana rapper to knock my socks off with an instantly addictive beat or a great hook or something, his voice is terrific, and so’s his flow-I love the way he switches tempo here. And he seems to be more honestly committed to realism than most people who’d tell you they keep it real. Like the end of this video. How often do you see a rapper depicted as losing in his own video? And not in a blaze of glory, but rather just as like, a bummer.