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Basquiat Cartoons and Menacing Beats in Young Thug, Freddie Gibbs' & A$AP Ferg's "Old English"

by Abby Schreiber


There's an unsettling undercurrent running through "Old English," the new song by Young Thug, Freddie Gibbs and A$AP Ferg. After opening with indistinct snarls, gibberish and menacing beats from Salva and Nick Hook that sound like gun shots, we hear the rappers trade boasts while psychedelic Basquiat-esque cartoons flash on the screen. The track will appear on the Mass Appeal Vol. 1 compilation, put out by Nas' imprint of the same name. In the meantime, scope the video above and, despite all the lyrical references to the drug, lay off the molly while you watch it so the images don't make you start tweaking.

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