With each passing installment in Rockstar Games‘ Grand Theft Auto series, the video game studio’s reach continues to grow. And with Grand Theft Auto V, the company hit a musical home run, bringing the likes of Flying Lotus in to curate in-game radio stations for a game that become a $2 billion industry unto itself. More recently, The Alchemist and Oh No have joined forces to present Welcome to Los Santos, an album of entirely new hip-hop inspired by GTA V. The album just went up in full over on NPR’s First Listen, and it features a phenomenal new track, “Fetti,” from Freddie Gibbs and Curren$y.
“Fetti” is a smooth and soothing bit of hip-hop, on which we hear the two street-certified MCs dropping rhymes in keeping with their reputations. Over a dreamy instrumental beat that sounds like some West Coast funk twice-glazed in the haze of a beautiful dream, we hear lines about ladies libations; Gibbs especially comes hard and fast with his verse, proving that he’s incapable of letting a track go by without flexing his rhythmic acumen. Freddie and Spitta go back-to-back in the final minutes before the joint fades off back into the lush environs from which it came.
The track’s arrival is but another boon for fans of both MCs–Curren$y just dropped his Pilot Talk III LP last week, while Gibbs got busy over a Kaytranada beat on the loosie “My Dope House” only a few days later. Listen to “Fetti” below and then run, don’t walk, to the full Welcome to Los Santos album, which features Action Bronson, Danny Brown, Earl Sweatshirt, Ab-Soul, Aloe Blacc, TV On The Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe, Phantogram, Killer Mike, A$AP Ferg, Dam-Funk (and more) here. Posse cut album of the summer? Year? Decade? We’re not going to say otherwise.