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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 track. In director Nick Walker‘s clip, we see Gibbs shirtless in a bathtub, draped in many, many snakes. We also see him rapping with what looks like an anaconda over… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 23, 2015 - 11:58 am

Status Ain’t Hood: The Diverging Paths Of Chance The Rapper & Vic Mensa

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 »

By: Tom Breihan / April 15, 2015 - 4:03 pm

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 House” is only the umpteenth example of that. “My Dope House” pairs Gibbs with Kaytranada, the rap-influenced Montreal dance producer. It’s got Gibbs rapping at blistering speeds through an icy… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 8, 2015 - 8:57 am

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. Gibbs and Madlib are hitting the summer-festival circuit together this year, but Gibbs is still finding time for his own music. And this morning, he released a brand-new surprise three-song EP… More »

By: 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 is a hard-nosed, no-bullshit rapper who embodies that orthodoxy. So hearing them on the same track is quite a trip. “Old English,” from the forthcoming Mass Appeal Compilation, Vol. 1, also… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 12, 2015 - 2:33 pm

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2014

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 »

By: Tom Breihan / December 16, 2014 - 11:10 am

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 for eligibility anything that came out last week, too. So you could call this column “The 5 Best Songs Of The Past 2 Weeks” if you wanted to do so. More »

By: Stereogum / December 5, 2014 - 5:20 pm

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 V. “Sellin’ Dope” — like FlyLo’s “Medication Meditation,” another GTAV exclusive — seems like a pretty good fit for the game: it’s dark and propulsive, and probably really fun to… More »

By: 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 stations that will appear in the re-release of the fifth iteration of the game that’s coming out on next-gen consoles Xbox One and Playstation 4 tomorrow (and PC early next… More »

By: 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 one, his N.E.R.D. cohorts Chad Hugo and Shay Haley joined him on stage for a brief reunion performance that brought Tyler, The Creator to tears. More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 10, 2014 - 10:39 am

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, when Gibbs and two others were in a parked SUV, a gunman attacked them, firing multiple shots at the vehicle, as the New York Post reports. The shooter missed Gi… More »

By: 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 any guest rappers was the floaty sneer “Knicks.” But now there’s a new version of the song with a bunch of other rappers. Gibbs and Madlib will release their KnicksMore »

By: Tom Breihan / October 20, 2014 - 1:22 pm

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 up in the comments section and make a case for Freddie Gibbs and Madlib’s Piñata. Well, sorry. YG may not be anywhere near the technical rapper that Gibbs is, but… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 5, 2014 - 11:05 am

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 make really good music together. On the new posse cut “Old English,” for instance, leftfield Atlanta yelper Young Thug links up with A$AP Mob growler A$AP Ferg and the low-key… More »

By: 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 teamed up to release the collaborative album Piñata. Now, Gibbs stars in the video for the Piñata track “Deeper,” which Madlib and Gibbs first released as a single last year. More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 3, 2014 - 4:39 pm

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 making the sort of guttural street-rap that made him an internet sensation in the first place. On his new track “On Some G Shit,” Gibbs and G-Wiz, a member of… More »

By: 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 was an unlikely one, they developed a swift chemistry, with Gibbs just ripping through Madlib’s airy tracks. Since than initial team-up, we’ve posted a ton of their tracks together: “Thuggin’,” “Shame,”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 18, 2014 - 12:23 pm

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,” “Deeper, “Harold’s“), and their collaborative album Piñata is scheduled to arrive in a couple of months. BBC radio just debuted “Robes,” which has Gibbs alongside Odd Future members Earl Sweatshirt… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 29, 2014 - 12:17 pm

Freddie Gibbs – “One Eighty Seven” (Feat. Problem) Video

Soon enough, Freddie Gibbs will release Piñata, his highly anticipated full-length team-up with Madlib. Meanwhile, though, Gibbs has made a video for “One Eighty Seven,” his collaboration with the very good Compton ratchet rapper Problem from ESGN, the album he released last year. The girls-and-guns video is nothing new, but it’s nice to see Gi… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 10, 2014 - 9:23 am

The 100 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014

We’re almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it’s time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be. For the past several years, we’ve ranked our most anticipated albums. Today the feature returns, bigger than ever, with a whopping 100 records we’re looking forward to hearing, enjoying, debating,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 23, 2013 - 11:23 am
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