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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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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

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,"…
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.
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…
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…
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'…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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
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…
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'…
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…
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…
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 wa…
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
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 hi…
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 a…
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'…
Tom Breihan | August 10, 2012 - 3:06 pm