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Sundays at festivals can so often be a bittersweet thing. People are starting to get ragged, the festival grounds start to smell of some kind of putrid something, the big climactic headliners may have come and gone. So often, whoever’s left playing that final night, when the work week looms around the corner, has a… More »

For a while there, I was worried about Chance The Rapper. He’d come to national prominence in 2013 with Acid Rap, a mixtape that showed ridiculous levels of promise but also the sort of tendency toward self-indulgence that ruins a lot of rappers’ careers. Chance’s voice was a headlong hamster-squeak, a self-consciously grating yammer, and… More »

In 2014, rap’s biggest names more or less sat the year out. Kanye West never got around to releasing that populist masterwork he’s been promising. Drake threw a bunch of great songs up on Soundcloud rather than compiling those songs into an LP. Jay Z went on tour with his wife but gave us no… More »

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6 Memorable Moments From Pitchfork Fest 2015 Sunday

It can be easy to feel beaten-down and bedraggled on the third day of a three-day festival, especially if you’re not a teenager anymore. And…
Tom Breihan | July 20, 2015 - 10:42 am
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Freddie Gibbs – “Pronto” Video

Last month, Indiana rap monster Freddie Gibbs released a surprise three-song EP called Pronto. Today, he's given us a stark black-and-white video for the title…
Tom Breihan | April 23, 2015 - 11:58 am

Freddie Gibbs & Kaytranada – “My Dope House”

If you pair the Indiana rap monster Freddie Gibbs with a smart, inventive producer, there's nothing he can't do, and his new single "My Dope…
Tom Breihan | April 8, 2015 - 8:57 am
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Stream Freddie Gibbs’ Surprise EP Pronto

The virtuosic, snarling Indiana G-rapper Freddie Gibbs had a banner year last year, when he teamed up with Madlib for the excellent Piñata album. Gi…
Tom Breihan | March 9, 2015 - 9:25 am

Young Thug, Freddie Gibbs & A$AP Ferg – “Old English” Video

Young Thug is a rapper whose slurring, whiny, nonsensical delivery and Ziggy Stardust femininity flies in the face of rugged rap orthodoxy. Freddie Gibbs i…
Chris DeVille | January 12, 2015 - 2:33 pm
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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Because Thanksgiving cut off last week at about the halfway point, we didn't do a 5 Best Songs. So for this week's column, we considered…
Stereogum | December 5, 2014 - 5:20 pm
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Freddie Gibbs & Mike Dean – “Sellin’ Dope”

Freddie Gibbs teamed up with frequent Kanye West collaborator and producer Mike Dean on a new track for the next-gen release of Grand Theft Auto
James Rettig | November 19, 2014 - 6:17 pm

New Flying Lotus, Danny Brown, Action Bronson Songs Included In Relaunched Grand Theft Auto V

The Grand Theft Auto games are known for their awesome soundtracks, and Rockstar Games has announced the tracklists for each of the game's 17 radio…
James Rettig | November 17, 2014 - 6:40 pm

Watch Pharrell Reunite With N.E.R.D., Debut Gwen Stefani’s “Spark The Fire” At Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival

Pharrell headlined Odd Future's annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival in Los Angeles over the weekend, and a couple notable things happened during his set. For…
Chris DeVille | November 10, 2014 - 10:39 am
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Freddie Gibbs Survives Gun Attack In Brooklyn

Last night, the great Gary, Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs played a show at the Williamsburg, Brooklyn record store and venue Rough Trade. After the show,…
Tom Breihan | November 4, 2014 - 9:50 am

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – “Knicks (Remix)” (Feat. Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$ & Ransom)

Earlier this year, Freddie Gibbs and Madlib teamed up to release Piñata, their excellent collaborative album. One of the few album tracks that didn't have…
Tom Breihan | October 20, 2014 - 1:22 pm
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Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – “Harold’s” Video

When I write that YG's My Krazy Life is, to my mind, easily the best rap album of 2014 thus far, someone will inevitably show…
Tom Breihan | August 5, 2014 - 11:05 am
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Young Thug, A$AP Ferg & Freddie Gibbs – “Old English”

Rap's underground is in a fascinating place right now; all these weird-as-fuck voices from vastly different backgrounds, in the right situation, can come together and…
Tom Breihan | July 1, 2014 - 11:07 am

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – “Deeper” Video

The gifted Indiana rap knucklehead Freddie Gibbs and the head-blown Oxnard producer Madlib have been collaborating for a few years, and back in spring, they…
Tom Breihan | June 3, 2014 - 4:39 pm
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Freddie Gibbs & G-Wiz – “On Some G Shit”

Last month, Freddie Gibbs finally released Piñata, his great collaborative album with the pioneering underground rap producer Madlib. But now, Gibbs is already back to…
Tom Breihan | April 8, 2014 - 4:49 pm

Stream Freddie Gibbs & Madlib Piñata

The hardnosed Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs and the fuzzy-brained California producer Madlib first worked together more than two years ago, and if the combination wa…
Tom Breihan | March 18, 2014 - 12:23 pm
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Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – “Robes” (Feat. Earl Sweatshirt & Domo Genesis)

The head-busting Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs and the brain-expanding California producer Madlib have already teamed up for a series of great songs ("Thuggin'," "Shame," "City,"…
Tom Breihan | January 29, 2014 - 12:17 pm
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