One half of rap duo Blackalicious, lyrical acrobat GIFT OF GAB hasreleased a video for “Freedom Form Flowing”, featuring fellow wordsmith MC’s R.A. The Rugged Man and A-F-R-O. “Freedom Form Flowing” is the latest single off of Rejoice! Rappers Are Rapping Again, his newest EP available exclusively on Patreon. The video release follows up the release of “The Gentrification Song”, which premiered earlier this summer on NPR. Watch here
With a classic hip-hop feel to the production and unique, rapidfire delivery, “Freedom Form Flowing” is a perfect reflection for the culture and energy that Gift of Gab has encompassed. The drum, bass, keys, and claps form a perfect background and rampway to showcase the lyricism, poetics, and bravado of real MC’s. The song reflects a passion and skill for MCing as a platform, showcasing the fun without vapidity, and conveying passion without being humorless.
Gift of Gab’s Rejoice! Rappers Are Rapping Again is exclusively available via his Patreon campaign which gives rewards for each level of subscription beginning at $1 and offering different tiers. Rewards include having your name printed in the upcoming record, getting your photo on the album art, and tons of other merchandise and exclusives!
The inspiration for starting this Patreon campaign reaches all the way back to 2012. Five years ago, Gift of Gab began dialysis treatments after undergoing surgery for kidney failure. “This was something that completely changed my life and made me realize how important every moment we have on this Earth really is,” says Gab. The treatments have necessitated adjustments to his everyday life, making it difficult to be on the road as often as he would like. 10% of all proceeds will be donated directly to the National Kidney Foundation. “I want to thank all of my fans who have supported me and my music over the years and continue to do so.” says Gab, “Without all of you I couldn’t make all of this happen.”