Freddie Gibbs And Madlib, "Thuggin'"

You know the part in Robocop when the drug deal gets intense and the thugs pull out rifles and pistols and Kurtwood Smith sort of laughingly says, “Guns! Guns! Guns!” That’s how I feel sometimes watching rap videos, because the weaponry worship can get so ridiculous. (I should admit that my reaction to seeing a real gun in real life is always much less cavalier.) The new video from Freddie Gibbs and producer Madlib is a case in point. But it’s also a good video. And Madlib’s beat tingles like some kind sad angels’ harp strings, and, man, Gibbs can really rap.