Freddie Gibbs, 'Str8 Killa' (Decon)

7
Str8 Killa
Critical Mass
Label: Decon

by Mosi Reeves

On "Rep 2 the Fullest," Gary, Indiana's Freddie Gibbs makes a simple, provincial claim: "Midwest street shit, I brought it back." But Str8 Killa offers a wealth of themes and styles, from the Tupac-quoting "National Anthem (F*ck the World)" to dope-boy tall tales to vintage double-time flows à la Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. Gibbs elevates this eight-song EP above '90s-gangsta-rap homage with his baritone-deep hauteur and studious lyricism. When he raps, "Every line I write is straight frostbite," on "The Coldest," you believe him.

BUY:

iTunes?

BUY:

? ??Amazon?

00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
placeholder
Now Playing
  • 1 Voli feat. Misun — Burn Everything " 03:51
  • 2 Emay — MAIR " 04:09
  • 3 Grooms — Doctor M " 06:09
  • 4 The Suffers — Make Some Room " 04:34
  • 5 KLOË — Grip " 03:24
  • 6 Dead Right! — Rising Tide (Saint Motel Remix) " 03:17

SPIN is a member of SPIN Music Group, a division of BUZZMEDIA