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Freddie Gibbs Joins Zeds Dead on New Track ‘Back Home’ [LISTEN]

by Alexandria Wojcik   Mar 2, 2016 00:51 AM EST

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Freddie Gibbs has teamed up with Zeds Dead on a track titled "Back Home." The collaboration is the first taste of the Canadian bass duo's debut full-length album and marks the inaugural release on their record label, Deadbeats.

The track harks back to Zeds Dead's hip-hop roots rather than the dubstep for which they became famous. Albeit as bass-driven as ever, the production style is considerably more minimalistic than much of the duo's discography.

In lieu of the usual bass drops, Gibbs' verses are at the center of the grime-influenced song. Stream "Back Home" via the Toronto bass production outfit's Soundcloud below.


"Back Home" follows the duo's remix of Omar LinX's "Red Light Green Light" which dropped last month simultaneously with the launch of their "Catching Zs" mix series.

The Gary, Indiana, rapper's collaboration with Zeds Dead isn't the first time he has teamed up with Canadian electronic producers. As Thump points out, he worked with Kaytranada, Boi-1da and Frank Dukes on his most recent album, Shadow of a Doubt, which dropped last November.

Gibbs' feature on "Back Home" follows "Cocaine Parties in L.A.," the MC's remix of Kanye West's "No More Parties In L.A." So far 2016 has also seen the artist share several new freestyles and drop a music video for Shadow of a Doubt track "Freddie Gordy."

Additionally, Gibbs recently announced his extensive Shadow of a Doubt Tour, which kicks off March 20 in California and stops in most major U.S. cities before ending in mid-May in Texas. Tacoma-based trio ILLFIGHTYOU and Atlanta rapper Archibald SLIM will be joining the tour for select dates.

Zeds Dead also have a few tour dates coming up including a stop at Mysteryland USA in June. As Pitchfork reports, DC and Hooks announced they will be curating parties this month at SXSW featuring Just Blaze and in Miami featuring Destructo; both events will feature additional artists to be announced at a later date.

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