Young Thug is a rapper whose slurring, whiny, nonsensical delivery and Ziggy Stardust femininity flies in the face of rugged rap orthodoxy. Freddie Gibbs is a hard-nosed, no-bullshit rapper who embodies that orthodoxy. So hearing them on the same track is quite a trip. “Old English,” from the forthcoming Mass Appeal Compilation, Vol. 1, also features A$AP Ferg and boasts a strong combination of high-end twinkle and booming bass courtesy of Salva and Nick Hook. Watch animated, Basquiat-like versions of all three rappers in director Ruffmercy’s entertainingly colorful video below.
No further word on the Mass Appeal comp for now, but “Old English” is available for purchase at iTunes.