When it came out last year, Freddie Gibbs was featured on Grand Theft Auto V twice. One song and a feature. For any Rap fan, cruising around to Gangsta Gibbs and shooting stuff up has to be a strong highlight. Why wouldn’t Rockstar want to do this more? The next-gen version of the game adds an astonishing 162 songs to the mix. One might assume that Gibbs is going to run out of records related to the dope game. Quite the contrary. His rhymes are sharp, always evolving and never sounding like the last song. Sure, concepts like “Sellin’ Dope”… continue reading
Freddie Gibbs is a problem. One of the few versions that’s actually good and a necessity in hip-hop. The Gary, IN native has had a rough path as a deal with Young Jeezy’s CTE ended up failing (he wouldn’t be the first or last to experience that), and he’s made it pretty well known. Still, Gibbs worked his ass off. His first offering since leaving, ESGN, was pretty well received, while he teased an album with Madlib since November 2011. And two years and some change later, we have Pinata.
Formerly known as DJ Fresh, The World’s Freshest is pushing his Tonite Show series forward with a collaborative EP with Trae Tha Truth dropping January 21. “Wid It” is the first offering pitting some of the game’s nicest together over a wind chime sounding production. In addition to Problem and Gibbs, the seven-track EP will feature Mitchy Slick, J. Stalin, Yukmouth and Philthy Rich. Pre-order it on iTunes now. Previously: Video: Trae Tha Truth – Trae (Season 2, Episode 1) Follow @SermonsDomain
We know what a 187 is, but Freddie Gibbs and Problem redefined it for a brief moment on last summer’s “One Eighty Seven,” heard on Gibbs’ ESGN album. For the black and white video, the duo lounge around some gorgeous women. Directed by John Colombo. While it seems unlikely, our fingers are crossed for that collaborative album with Madlib still coming out in February. Previously: Freddie Gibbs – Thug Till It’s Over Follow @SermonsDomain
With Anybody Killa, and his highly anticipated collaborative LP with Madlib, Cocaine Piñata, both dropping at the top of the year, it’s starting to look a lot like Gibbs’ season. Tonight, Gangsta Gibbs shares another brand new joint in “Thug Till’ It’s Over,” which is produced by his common collaborator Cookin’ Soul. If you weren’t feeling “Deuces,” this might be the one for you. Give it a spin below. Previously: Video: Freddie Gibbs – Deuces Follow @Yancymckiddy
If the stock footage of the Tyson vs. Holyfield infamous fight alongside Freddie Gibbs’ and Young Chop’s hard-hitting “Deuces” joint wasn’t enough; then you’re in luck. Directed by Danny Manhattan for ESGN films, the official video features a grimy Gibbs and company preparing to give someone the actual deuces. Check it out above and purchase the song on iTunes here. Previously: Freddie Gibbs – Deuces (Prod. By Young Chop) Follow @Yancymckiddy