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Freddie Gibbs has released “All Day,” his first piece of new music since being acquitted of rape charges in his Austrian court case. The new song finds Gibbs rhyming over another woozy… More »


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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 »


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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.
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The 40 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2014

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 »


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Early this morning, two men were shot outside of Brooklyn’s Rough Trade following the conclusion of a Freddie Gibbs concert. According to the New York Post, one victim, age 29, was… More »


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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 »


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Back in May, Nas announced his new label Mass Appeal Records, and Monday night he shared that imprint’s first track, a collaboration between Young Thug, Freddie Gibbs and A$AP Ferg.”Old… More »


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Freddie Gibbs’ Raps From Prison in ‘Deeper’ Video

Freddie Gibbs and Madlib found a real groove together on Pińata, a street-rap epic that combines the deft stylings of an Indiana-reared MC who’s drawn more than a few comparisons… 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 »


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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 »


Freddie Gibbs and Madlib Craft a Deft, Eccentric Street-Rap Epic on ‘Pinata’

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 »


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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 »


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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 »


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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 »


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