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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 – “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 thi…
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

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
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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'…
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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