Lil Bibby & Kevin Gates Are Ready for War on ‘We Are Strong’
After starring alongside each other on this year’s XXL Freshmen cover, Lil Bibby and Kevin Gates join forces on the new track, ‘We Are Strong.’ And yes, as the title suggests, this is nothing short of a battle anthem from two of the game’s most rugged rhymers.
Over a nicely-flipped sample of Pat Benatar’s 1983 hit ‘Love Is a Battlefield,’ the Chicago (Bibby) and Baton Rouge (Gates) natives go back-and-forth with their gristly, baritone bars, which add a necessary element of fear to their street-hardened narratives.
“Aye Gates, where should I start with ‘em? / I can tell these young boys ain’t got no heart in ‘em / N—-s funny I don’t even like to talk with ‘em,” Bibby growls before handing the mic over to Gates: “Me either, we got to play it smart with ‘em / Man, f— ‘em in the ass, we finessing for the check / If they get out of line they might get one in the neck!”
‘We Are Strong’ is the first single off Lil Bibby’s highly anticipated ‘Free Crack 2′ mixtape, which he’ll be served to the streets on Aug. 1. That’s if anyone’s still standing after this heavy artillery strikes.