This morning, Freddie Gibbs was acquitted of sexual assault charges. The charge stemmed from an incident last year in Austria, where Gibbs allegedly spiked a woman’s drink and “abused her sexually while she… More »
Update: Reuters reports that Gibbs was granted bail after paying 50,000 euros ($56,560) and handing over his passport. His lawyer Theodore Simon has released a statement, which you can read below.
Freddie… More »
Purists and casual listeners alike would probably agree that 2014 failed to deliver on a number of hip-hop promises that could’ve lit the year aflame. Ye’s Yeezus follow-up never manifested… More »
Underground hip-hop is not what it used to be, but that’s a good thing. At its peak, “the underground” was its own separate and damn near equal scene, coming together… More »
UPDATE: This is SPIN’s mid-year report on 2014. For SPIN’s end-of-the-year list, check out The 50 Best Albums of 2014.
As 2014 approaches its midpoint, we’ve assembled your summer-listening list:… More »
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, “Real”Before we celebrate the artful way in which this song dissects the increasingly troubled and useless Jeezy, let’s just make it clear that diss tracks don’t… More »
Sometime around 1985, an 11-year-old Otis Jackson Jr. sampled his first song. Plucking an album from his dad’s collection, he tinkered with “Sucker” from Doing It To Death, a 1973… More »
Piñata, the full-length collaboration between 21st-century gangster rapper Freddie Gibbs and 31st-century producer Madlib, lulls breezily between pro forma thuggery and Swisha Sweet insights, mixing progressive beats (sampled, not synthesized)… More »
Beyoncé, “Haunted”Put this in the same baffling category as other recent hot-mess No Trivia favorites like Eminem’s “So Far…” and Childish Gambino’s “Zealots of Stockholm (Free Information).” Another really tricky… More »
Though Freddie Gibbs left Gary, Indiana, for Los Angeles years ago now, the no-bullshit perspective of someone who got by in a tough post-industrial Midwestern city has stayed central to… More »
Drake ft. 2 Chainz & Big Sean, “All Me”Weird how all the talk about rap lyrics and their detrimental effects never falls back on Drake, who releases anti-#posi songs like… More »