Space Rabbit – [Freddie Gibbs]

It’s hard to imagine an artist from Indiana that is more exciting than Freddie Gibbs, but it might be difficult to envision because that person is nonexistent. Sure, there are tons of emcees that I love from the midwestern state, but in terms of sheer success, skill, and accolades, I think Freddie takes the cake without a question. For over a decade, he has been carving a path for himself as one of the most lyrically gifted and overall talented emcees in rap music, so while his GRAMMY nomination for his Alchemist-produced project Alfredo was amazing to see, it was long overdue in my opinion.

Until late last night, his highly anticipated album $oul $old $eparately was keeping me up at night out of how much excitement I had leading up to its release, but now that it’s here, I can’t wait to keep listening time and time again until I can actually appreciate all of the artistry and skill that went into its creation. With a total of 15 songs and features from world-renown emcees like Pusha T, Rick Ross, Offset, Raekwon, Scarface, and many more, this album was set up for success from the moment it was announced, and although I want to listen many more times before I could actually attempt to do it justice, I was blown away by the trippy and creative visual for the project’s song “Space Rabbit”.

It opens up on the scene of a rocket ship that crashed on the outskirts of Las Vegas, but somehow Freddie and his bunny-mascot friend survived the wreck that most likely would have been fatal for anyone else. Although banged up, bruised, and tattered, the duo heads to the city, hitting up a chapel to catch the tail end of a wedding where they celebrate the new bride and groom. The celebration doesn’t last long for the groom, though, because the rapper immediately sets his sight on the newlywed bride, eventually taking her for a joyride in his convertible along with two other women that the rabbit brought with him.

From here, the small party made their way to a luxurious hotel room to party the night away, but the scene was cut short as Freddie woke up, revealing the fact that he was dreaming about these events all along. In the end, the substances in his system must have not worn off completely because after bending over to splash some water on his face, he stands up and sees the bunny in the mirror instead of his own reflection, finishing this intricate visual on a mysterious note. I always love the imagination that Freddie Gibbs brings to the table within his music videos, and with an impressive new album finally out, there is plenty of fresh music to enjoy along with this entertaining mini-movie.