Backed by The Roots, the show went down on Monday night (January 23) with Gangsta Gibbs dressed in a black blazer ensemble. He opened the set with a smooth rendition of “Blackest in the Room” before the stage was hit by a hue of green and yellow lights.
.Paak arrived on stage to give a spirited performance of his take on “Feel No Pain,” while Gibbs channeled the same energy for his part. Both songs feature on Freddie Gibbs’ latest project, $oul $old $separatelywhich was released in September 2022.
The show on The Tonight Show is another tick in the win column for Freddie Gibbs who has been very successful of late. He recently dropped the official music video for “Rabbit Vision” which also featured Big Sean and Jeezy.
Directed by Gibbs, Harley Astoria and Ben “Lambo” Lambert, the video features grainy, VHS-esque footage of the ESGN rapper’s musical journey over the years, from tearing down stages, recording in hotel rooms and enjoying the spoils of his success.
In another place, during an interview with XXLGibbs revealed that as well he is working on four joint albums. While he didn’t give many details about the projects, he teased collaborations with heavyweight producers The Alchemist, Madlib and Boi-1da.
“I’m going to hit you all with some crap that you thought you were ready for, but you really aren’t ready for,” he said. “Alchemist and Madlib aren’t going anywhere, so remember that. And me and Boi-1da in the studio now really, really, really heavy.”
He added, “I’m making the best music of my life, so there’s no reason to stop. And I’m the king of R&B, so I’m going to make that album too.”
The Gary, Indiana native also revealed a handful of names on his wish list of future collaborators, including Kodak Black and Future — his “current favorites,” according to XXL — as well as JAY-Z and Lil Wayne.