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A quick note: I haven’t heard Adele’s 25 yet. Nobody has. I bet it’s good, though!

There is a phenomenon, discussed in certain rap-nerd circles, known as Black Thought Syndrome. (I believe the great rap writer Noz coined the term, though I’m not sure.) The idea behind it is that certain rappers –… More »

Shea Serrano is a writer at Grantland, and he writes long and personal and really funny pieces about, among other things, rap music and action movies. He lives in Texas, and I’ve never met him in person. But I still feel like we’re friends, since things like rap music and action movies transcend geographic space… More »

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 »

More Freddie Gibbs stories

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…
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 his…
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…
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…
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…
Tom Breihan | August 9, 2012 - 9:16 am

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…
Corban Goble | June 22, 2012 - 4:09 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | May 29, 2012 - 12:33 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | January 20, 2012 - 3:09 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | January 17, 2012 - 10:58 am

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…
Tom Breihan | December 19, 2011 - 2:10 pm

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…
Corban Goble | December 1, 2011 - 9:42 am

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – “Thuggin'”

The line between Young Jeezy and J Dilla is now that much thinner. On Friday night, Californian underground rap mainstay Madlib announced a new project…
Tom Breihan | November 21, 2011 - 2:40 pm

Cults – “Bad Things (Remix Feat. Freddie Gibbs)”

Gangster Gibbs steps into a remix of Cults' "Bad Things," a track that Cults actually redid the vocals for so Freddie's verse made more sense.
Corban Goble | November 17, 2011 - 9:57 am

Freddie Gibbs & Statik Selektah – “Lord Giveth, Lord Taketh Away” Video

Earlier this year, the amazingly fluid Indiana mixtape gangsta Freddie Gibbs linked with the talented DJ/producer Statik Selektah to release Lord Giveth, Lord Taketh Away,…
Tom Breihan | November 2, 2011 - 10:32 am

Download Freddie Gibbs A Cold Day In Hell

Gangster Gibbs’ long-anticipated A Cold Day In Hell mixtape has arrived, featuring drop-ins from the likes of Young Jeezy, Juicy J, Freeway and 2 Chainz…
Corban Goble | October 31, 2011 - 2:14 pm

Joker – “The Vision (Let Me Breathe)” Video (Feat. Jessie Ware & Freddie Gibbs)

The title track from Bristol dubstep producer Joker's debut album The Vision features contributions from singer Jessie Ware and rapper Freddie Gibbs. But of the…
Tom Breihan | October 25, 2011 - 11:48 am

Joker – “On My Mind” & “The Vision”

The slinky Bristol dubstep producer has been unleashing excellent singles on an unsuspecting public for a few years, and he's just now getting around to…
Tom Breihan | October 19, 2011 - 9:51 am

Fool’s Gold Day Off (A-Trak, Araabmuzik, Juicy J, Et Al) @ City Winery, NYC 9/5/11

Though the sound system was never totally en pointe, or though the fact that many of the featured rappers didn't do much actual rapping, yesterday's…
Corban Goble | September 6, 2011 - 5:46 pm

Download Young Jeezy The Real Is Back 2 Mixtape

Atlanta drug-rap fixture Young Jeezy has been putting out a lot of mixtapes lately, and not all of them are worth your iTunes real estate.
Tom Breihan | September 6, 2011 - 3:01 pm
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