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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… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / September 3, 2013

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 19, 2013

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"… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 20, 2013

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 18, 2013

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'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 11, 2013

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

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 12, 2012

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 18, 2012

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

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,… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 25, 2012

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

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

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

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 9, 2012

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – “Shame”

Producer Madlib and Gary, IN rapper Freddie Gibbs have been collaborating, and the result of that partnership is two currently available EPs -- Shame and Thuggin -- and a yet-to-be-released full length due later this year. Here's the title track from Shame, where Gibbs supplies a couple of his taut verses onto Madlib's sla… More »

By: Corban Goble / June 22, 2012

Freddie Gibbs – “Pull Up” (Feat. Young Jeezy & T.I.)

As someone who's been watching fast-rapping Indiana street-rap hope Freddie Gibbs for the fast few years, it's great to see him reach the point of his career where he's teaming up with actual rap superstars. On the new "Pull Up," he trades bars with new label boss Young Jeezy and fellow Atlanta fixture T.I., absolutely… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 29, 2012

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

If this week's music videos have anything in common, it's that many of them are flush with violence and disturbing visions. But my two favorite of the week didn't have any of that, even though the razor gloves and anthropomorphic horses probably could've been freakout material in other directors' hands. Instead, Perfume Genius and Nat… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 20, 2012

Madlib & Freddie Gibbs – “Thuggin'” Video

Back in November, the stoner-rap production mastermind Madlib and the virtuosic Indiana tough-guy rapper Freddie Gibbs teamed up for a single called "Thuggin'," which proved that they two had way better collaborative chemistry than you might expect. They've also got an album together coming out, but in the brand-new "Thuggin'" video, Gibbs seems bent… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 17, 2012

The 10 Best Rap Guest Verses Of 2011

Even in an era when rappers rarely share studios with their collaborators, emailing in their contributions instead, the art of the guest verse is alive and well. It's still a point of pride for one rapper to swoop in and steal a track's spotlight away from another. And that sense of friendly competition is still… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 19, 2011

Young Jeezy – “Talk To Me” (Feat. Eminem & Freddie Gibbs)

Drumma Boy produces this menacing slow jam from Jeezy's forthcoming Thug Motivation 103: Hustlerz Ambition, featuring Eminem and Jeezy's label signee Freddie Gibbs. With this and the two previous tracks from TM 103 -- "I Do" and "F.A.M.E." -- we can't help but feel a little underwhelmed as Jeezy tries to get back… More »

By: Corban Goble / December 1, 2011