Later this week, the great Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs will release the new album You Only Live 2wice, his first project since he beat a sexual assault charge in Austria last year. We’ve posted the video for first single “Crushed Glass,” on which Gibbs rapped about his time in a European jail. And today, he’s shared a second song, “Alexys,” that features Gibbs going in hard over spaced-out production from the Canadian super-team of Kaytranada and BADBADNOTGOOD. One of Gibbs’ greatest gifts is that he can sound rock-hard and straight-ahead over any possible kind of music, and he tends to sound better when his beats are weirder. This one is pretty weird, and he sounds amazing. Listen to it below, via SPIN.
The self-released You Only Live 2wice is out 3/31.