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Crime Pays

Updated: Aug 20, 2020

"Crime Pays": Freddie Gibbs and Madlib⁣

Production: Madlib⁣

Album: Bandana

‘Diamonds in my chain, yeah, I slang but I’m still a slave/ twisted in the system just a number listed on the page.’⁣ ⁣

The first single from Freddie Gibbs and Madlib’s highly anticipated second collaborative album in the trilogy, Crime Pays promised to pick up right where Pinata left us. Rooted in gorgeous sparkling chords from Walt Barr’s ‘Free Spirits’ the song marries Freddie’s blistering flow with a fairly laidback instrumental.

But I guess that’s the point. Crime Pays. And Freddie is enjoying his retirement. So, pull up a chair at Freddie’s zebra farm, enjoy some flat tummy tea and kick back.⁣


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