EST Gee & 42 Dugg “Free the Shiners”

by Aidan C Werder on March 25, 2022

This week, CMG’s shiniest rising stars EST Gee and 42 Dugg teamed up yet again for another high-flying collab, “Free the Shiners” - already climbing the YouTube trending charts with nearly 1M views in 48 hours. 

“Free the Shiners” is everything fans have come to expect from an EST Gee and 42 Dugg collab: savage bars, haunting hard-hitting production (by Veno the Builder & JB Sauced Up) and relentless foot-on-your-neck flows delivered by two of the most unique vocals in the game. If you saw them in the wild, they might look like an unlikely pair, but on a track their chemistry is undeniable - seamlessly trading killer bars back and forth like they have countless times before… only this time from the comfort of a private jet. 

The video for “Free the Shiners” (shot by EST-staple Diesel Films) very clearly takes place on a mid-flight private jet, with EST Gee and 42 Dugg joined by their full entourage, an enthusiastic cabin crew, and seemingly endless stacks of rubberband-bound cash. As if the cash and jets weren’t enough, everyone on board seems to be sporting fully flooded diamond sets - with 42 Dugg rocking an exclusive Moncler x Palm Angels jacket before going shirtless. With every month that passes (and the more his beard grows), EST Gee continues to lean into the rap villain ‘Final Boss’ look.

EST Gee and 42 Dugg - both signed to one of the newest and hottest emerging powerhouses in hip hop: Yo Gotti’s CMG the Label - have linked up plenty of times before. They’ve appeared on each other’s albums several times, their most notable collabs being the hard-hitting “Members Only” off Gee’s I Still Don’t Feel Nun, “5500 Degrees” off Bigger Than Life or Death, and most recently “Cold Gangsta” alongside CMG label-head Yo Gotti on his recent project, CM10: Free Game.  

EST Gee and 42 Dugg are easily two of the hottest, most compelling, and original street-oriented rappers to have emerged in the last several years. With top-level backing in CMG and a full PJ budget, the sky is the limit for these two young shiners.  

Check out the video for EST Gee & 42 Dugg’s “Free the Shiners” below


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