Freddie Gibbs has teamed up with HUF for a new skit promoting their upcoming collaboration. In the video, Gibbs performs a stand-up comedy routine with a joke about 2Pac. After the joke bombs, he storms off stage in anger.
“I wanted to be like 2Pac when I was coming up,” he explains in the video. “I was gonna call myself 1Pac.” He continued: “I was gonna be No. 1, even though he was 2Pac. I was gonna kinda be the second version of a ‘Pac. We was both gonna be ‘Pacs.”
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Freddie Gibbs On Stage
Freddie Gibbs and HUF’s collaboration will be dropping on Thursday, May 25. The collection is called “After Dark We Really Come to Life” and features Las Vegas casino-inspired gear. Among the options are a satin jacket, track pants, and a craps skate deck.
While the new bit is a sketch, Gibbs has explored stand-up comedy before. He took his Cokane Comedy series on the road in 2021, bringing out Danny Brown. He’s also appeared in the Peacock series Bust Down. Speaking with Vulture, last year, he explained that he grew up with an appreciation for stand-up. “That’s something I started doing last year just to display comics. I love comedy, man, and I love putting it out there. I grew up watching Robin Harris, Martin Lawrence, Richard Pryor, Bernie Mac, and guys like that, I just love that world,” he told the outlet. He continued: “Yeah, I’ve been dibbling and dabbling in it, trying to get better. It comes naturally. Being onstage, being a rapper, and talking to people all day, it’s kind of easy.”
Freddie Gibbs Works With HUF
As for the music side of his career, Gibbs recently appeared on Kaytranada and Aminé’s joint project KaytrAminé. He is featured on the track, “letstalkaboutit.” Other guests on the album include Snoop Dogg, Pharrell, and Big Sean.
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