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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

Freddie Gibbs – “Thug Till It’s Over”

The gifted Indiana rap knucklehead Freddie Gibbs has been awfully busy lately, but his tracks continue to deliver. Case in point: His latest, “Thug Till Its Over,” is a lot lighter and airier than the grim and intense stuff he’s been doing lately, but it works just as well. This one is a collaboration with… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 20, 2013 - 11:23 am

Freddie Gibbs – “Deuces” Video

Freddie Gibbs has been throwing impossibly hard Midwestern rap songs on the internet for years now, an “Deuces,” his recent collaboration with Chicago producer Young Chop, is one of his best yet. The extremely low-budget new “Deuces” video, from director Danny Manhattan, finds Gibbs rolling slowly across the urban blight of his Gary, Indiana hometown. More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 18, 2013 - 3:15 pm

Freddie Gibbs – “Deuces”

In a few months, Freddie Gibbs, the tougher-than-a-two-dollar-steak Gary, Indiana rapper, will release Piñata, his collaborative album with the California stoner-rap producer Madlib. But Gibbs’s latest track goes in a very different direction from his work with Madlib. Instead, it links him up with his home region’s hardest beatmaker: Chicago’s Young Chop, best known for… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 2, 2013 - 11:25 am

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – “Harold’s”

The unlikely duo of Indiana G-rapper Freddie Gibbs and expansive California producer Madlib first teamed up almost two years ago, and just about everything they’ve made since then has been fire. We won’t get to hear their guest-packed collaborative album Piñata until next year, but they’re still giving us music to tide us over. Earlier… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 23, 2013 - 12:04 pm

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – “Deeper”

Frequent collaborators Freddie Gibbs and Madlib opened up the summer with their track “City” and now close it out with “Deeper,” the anchor track from an EP of the same name they’ll release next week. Deeper is the duo’s third work together, their past collections including 2011’s Thuggin’ and Shame from 2012. The two will… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / September 3, 2013 - 3:05 pm

Madlib And Freddie Gibbs – “City” (Feat. Karriem Riggins)

The perma-blunted cratedigging producer Madlib and the virtuosic Indiana G-rapper Freddie Gibbs have previously linked for two excellent EPs — check their collabs “Thuggin” and “Shame” — and now they’re hard at work on a full-on collaborative full-length called Piñata. (Bonus points for having the restraint to not call it MadGibbs.) Their latest track together,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 19, 2013 - 10:54 am

Stream Freddie Gibbs ESGN

The hard-as-fuck, terribly gifted Gary, Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs wasn’t planning on releasing his new underground album ESGN until next month, but the thing leaked early, so he did the smart thing and rushed it to market. He also posted an online stream of it. We’ve already posted the Problem collab “One Eighty Seven” and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 20, 2013 - 2:51 pm

Freddie Gibbs – “Eastside Moonwalker” Video

The Gary, Indiana tough guy Freddie Gibbs is back on the rap underground after a stint on Young Jeezy’s CTE label. His new album ESGN arrives next month, and we’ve already posted the Problem collab “One Eighty Seven.” Now Gibbs has released the John Colombo-directed video for the hard-minded, hoarse ESGN track “Eastside Moonwalker.” It’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 18, 2013 - 10:13 am

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

The Gary, Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs recently renounced his association with Young Jeezy and Jeezy’s CTE label, saying some not-too-nice things about Jeezy in the process. So now Gibbs is back on the internet underground, cranking out merciless gravelly triple-time G-rap with all the bloody-minded intensity and technical fluidity that brought him to Jeezy’s attentio… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 11, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Governors Ball 2013 In Words And Photos

In 1994, when there were no Vines or Instagrams or Twitter feeds or blog updates to at least slightly numb one’s FOMO, I watched MTV’s coverage of the Woodstock re-up as a means to dull my anger about being born in the ’80s. I was too young to go, and the dry, dirt-and-mud-free confines of… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / June 10, 2013 - 1:42 pm

Freddie Gibbs – “BFK” Video

Last month, we gave a Mixtape Of The Week to Baby Face Killa, the new one from the gravelly fast-flowing Midwestern tough-talker Freddie Gibbs. And now Gibbs aims to win back his Gangsta Gibbs mixtape from triumphant Obama campaign staffer Robert, shooting a video for the tape’s title track in his grimy and windswept Gary,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 12, 2012 - 12:23 pm

Method Man, Freddie Gibbs & Streetlife – “Built For This” Video

Next week, the RZA will release the shockingly strong soundtrack to his new martial arts film The Man With The Iron Fists, and the whole thing is already streaming. Now there’s a video for album track “Built For This,” a piece of mystic boom-bap with appearances from onetime Wu-Tang figurehead Method Man, mixtape-scene dominator Freddie… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 18, 2012 - 3:48 pm

Mixtape Of The Week: Freddie Gibbs Baby Face Killa

When Freddie Gibbs first arrived on the mixtape and blog scene a few years ago, he had a couple of big selling points. There was the staggering technical mastery, of course, the fluidity and speed with which he spun his rich hardnose baritone through gratifyingly guttural comfort-good crime-rap beats. But there was also the backstory:… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 26, 2012 - 2:51 pm

Download Freddie Gibbs Baby Face Killa Mixtape

Gary, Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs broke a long quiet streak with “Kush Cloud” and “Go For It,” two hard-nosed cuts from the new Baby Face Killa. Now, Freddie’s got the whole tape up online, a tape which overloaded the DatPiff servers when it popped up late last night. It features folks like Curren$y, Jeezy, Krayzie… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 25, 2012 - 9:31 am

Freddie Gibbs – “Go For It” (Feat. Young Jeezy)

A few days after Gangster Gibbs dropped the Krayzie Bone/SpaceGhostPurrp collab “Kush Cloud,” he’s back with another hard-nosed banger called “Go For It” featuring his CTE label boss Young Jeezy. Download it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / September 21, 2012 - 2:46 pm

Freddie Gibbs – “Kush Cloud” (Feat. Krayzie Bone, SpaceGhostPurrp)

Here’s a smoky peek at Freddie Gibbs’ new mixtape, a low-key weed ode called “Kush Cloud” that features a sharp verse from Krayzie Bone as well as some bars from Memphis-style-rap revivalist SpaceGhostPurrp. Hear it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / September 20, 2012 - 1:29 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

In this space, I usually try to write something about whatever connecting threats might run through the five videos I pick for the week. That’s not happening this week. I absolutely cannot think of a single thing that these five videos have in common with one another, other than me enjoying all of them. So:… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 10, 2012 - 3:06 pm

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – “Shame” Video

In the video for their team-up “Thuggin’,” motormouthed Indiana street-rapper Freddie Gibbs and esoteric California producer Madlib showed us a pretty hellacious vision of criminal life. The new video for “Shame,” the follow-up, has the same director in Jonah Schwartz and some of the same ominous cinema-verite tactics, but its depiction of the life i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 9, 2012 - 9:16 am