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Freddie Gibbs Interview With Complex

Posted in Mid West on July 30, 2010 by Stevearelli

This is the controversial Freddie Gibbs interview where he’s speaking a lot of real ass shit about the music industry. Fuck Charles Hamilton, just felt like saying that. Click after the jump to read the whole interview. Cop that Str8 Killa this tuesday too.

If not for his talent, Freddie Gibbs would be another example of “when keeping it real goes wrong.” At a time when emo-rap has begun to assert itself as hip-hop’s dominant sub-genre, the Gary, Indiana rapper stubbornly clutches onto gangsta rap like it’s a life preserver and his boat has just capsized at sea. His insistence on not compromising his street pedigree and remaining Gangsta Gibbs is probably why Interscope had no idea what to do with him when they signed him in 2005. It’s also probably why, after being dropped from the label in 2007 and taking a short break from rapping, he was embraced so heavily when he came back. His trilogy of mixtapes (The Labels Tryin’ To Kill Me, The Miseducation of Freddie Gibbs, and midwestgangstaboxframecadillacmuzik) got him so hot that XXL put the indie heavyweight on their “Freshman” cover earlier this year.

Gibbs has more than adequately capitalized on his buzz, headlining the Pitchfork Music Festival and building anticipation for his upcoming EP, Str8 Killa, which will be his first retail release and is accompanied by a new mixtape, Str8 Killa, No Filla (today’s Download It Now). Freddie will have little time to bask in the glow of finally having something on store shelves though, because he’s also been recording an album with Alchemist (Devil’s Palace), working on songs with a new supergroup he’s formed with Bun B, Chuck Inglish, and Chip Tha Ripper, and prepping what looks like will be his major label debut, The Baby-Faced Killa. Based in Los Angeles now, Complex got Gibbs on the phone to talk about his current label situation, the difference between him and Rick Ross, and why he doesn’t care for DJ Khaled rapping.
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Freddie Gibbs-Str8 Killa No Filla[Mixtape]

Posted in Mid West, Mixtapes on July 29, 2010 by Stevearelli

The highly anticipated mixtape from one of the hottest indie rappers right now. The tagless EP album version will be in stores this upcoming tuesday. If you’re in the NYC are be sure to check out his show at SOB’s this tuesday too featuring Black Milk & L.E.P. Bogus Boys.

Freddie Gibbs-Str8 Killa No Filla[Mixtape Download]

Freddie Gibbs & L.E.P. Bogus Boys-My Hood[Performance]

Posted in Mid West on July 27, 2010 by Stevearelli

Str8 Killa No Filla the mixtape will be out this Thursday, while an actual EP album version of the tape will be out next Tuesday in stores. Props to FSD for the footage.

Freddie Gibbs (Feat.BJ The Chicago Kid)-On My Way Home

Posted in Mid West, Singles on June 21, 2010 by Stevearelli

I heard this sample before on a MF Doom remix of a Mobb Deep & Nas track. This is off some mixtape called What’s In My Headphones droppin tomorrow. I really don’t have any info on it I just scooped up the track cuz I fuck with Gibbs. Str8 Killa No Filla drops 7/27.

Freddie Gibbs (Feat.BJ Da Chicago Kid)-On My Way Home[CDQ]

Diezel (Feat.Count,Alley Boy & Jadakiss)-Straight Off The Block

Posted in Mid West, Singles, Trap Music on June 18, 2010 by Stevearelli

This track go hard as shit!

Diezel (Feat.Count,Alley Boy & Jadakiss)-Straight Off The Block[CDQ]

Bishop Fatal-Bake Bricks

Posted in Mid West, Singles, Trap Music on June 17, 2010 by Stevearelli

My homeboy from St.Louis put me on to somebody that’s wreckin shit in his city right now. Bishop Fatal been on the grind for a minute. This track right here is on some real dopeboy shit. His mixtape hosted by La Profecy will be droppin soon.

Bishop Fatal-Bake Bricks[CDQ]

French Montana ft. Wiz Khalifa, Nipsey Hussle & Big Sean – I’m On It (In Studio Performance)

Posted in East Coast, Los Angeles, Mid West on May 20, 2010 by H-80