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Here in the future, we now know Andy Warhol was right about everyone getting their 15 minutes of fame, but it comes with some unexpected consequences. Benjamin Franklin taught us that time is money — therefore, time is Benjamins? — and with billions of social media profiles vying for the public’s attention, the people who… More »

Things got hot in 2015. After 2014, when most of rap’s biggest names took the year off, everyone was suddenly locked into a brutal competition to see who could claim rap’s top spot. Drake released two album-length projects in 2015, insisting that neither one was a proper album even though both of them cost actual… More »

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 »

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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
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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…
Claire Lobenfeld | June 10, 2013 - 1:42 pm
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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