Since its founding countless decades ago, the entertainment industry has certainly come a long way. What originally began with silent films and big bang music has evolved considerably to include a myriad of different forms of content for avid fans to consume at a moment’s notice, and that doesn’t appear to be changing anytime soon. In the process, we have seen the lines between different forms of entertainment blur and the talented individuals at their core find success across different mediums, simultaneously appeasing fans in the process. This week we got the latest example of that with the official trailer for Down with the King, a film about a celebrated hip-hop artist played by Freddie Gibbs who experiences a change of pace when he is sent to a small-town farming community and reconnects with his roots in the proceess.
Freddie Gibbs is considered a veteran in hip-hop, with nearly twenty projects under his belt dating as far back as 2009. Subsequently it is of virtually no surprise that he would make the foray into acting, and Down with the King will serve as his official acting debut. This week we received the official trailer for Down with the King, and it certainly looks interesting: Gibbs also players a rapper in the film, but instead of living the high life he does something a little outlandish in an attempt to preserve his mental fortitude and elects to go spend some time in a small-town farming community. The film seemingly aims to highlight the pitfalls that come with living the life of a successful hip-hop artist and the level of difficulty said artists experience in their attempts to balance the highs with the lows, and it appears to do a remarkable job. Down with the King is set to hit the film festival circuit this year and will be available to rent or stream beginning on June 28th.
Countless hip-hop artists have made a name for themselves in acting over the past few decades, with Gibbs seemingly next in line to make his way into the film industry. He seemingly picked a great project to do so as Down with the King will see him in a role not that far off from his real life persona which will also aim to highlight some of the difficulties that Gibbs himself actually experiences in his career as a hip-hop artist. Eager fans can begin counting down the days for themselves until Down with the King makes its debut at the end of next month.