"Crime Pays" arrives complete with a Nick Walker-helmed video that places Gibbs in the throes of a seemingly flourishing farm life. Naturally, such a setting results in a mid-video skit in which Gibbs initiates a discussion with one of his farm employees about a horse "that needs fucked."
Catch that up top.
Speaking with Shawn Setaro for Complex earlier this month, Gibbs detailed the real-life pain behind the album's title track. Noting that he's seen "a lot of violent incidents" in his life, Gibbs likened the effects to PTSD. "You don't ever forget that," he said. "You don't ever lay that down. You think about a lot of that when you sleep, when you wake up. It's damn near like having PTSD. A lot of those images are ingrained and burned in my mind forever. So getting it out on raps is therapeutic."
Madlib and Gibbs last linked up in 2014 for the critically acclaimed Piñata, marking a collaboration that some had long questioned as being comprised of two incompatible artists. Not only are such people totally wrong, they're also missing the bigger picture.
"I was up for the challenge," Gibbs told Complex. "I want him to take me to different levels of making music that I never knew I could unlock."
Bandana is set to hit all streaming providers June 28 by way of Keep Cool/RCA Records and Madlib Invazion/ESGN. The album boasts special appearances by Pusha-T, Killer Mike, and more. Gibbs and Madlib will also be on the road that month for a mini-run that includes back-to-back nights at the Roxy in West Hollywood.