Posts tagged "Freddie Gibbs"

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.
By: SPIN Staff / December 12, 2014

Two Men Shot Outside Freddie Gibbs Concert in Brooklyn

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…
By: Brennan Carley / November 4, 2014

Freak Scene: 2014’s Weird World of Underground Rap

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 dam…
By: Brandon Soderberg / July 11, 2014

Young Thug, Freddie Gibbs, ASAP Ferg Team Up for Scummy ‘Old English’

Back in May, Nas announced his new label Mass Appeal Records, and Monday night he shared that imprint's first track, a…
By: Colin Joyce / July 1, 2014

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'…
By: Chris Martins / June 3, 2014

The 50 Best Albums of 2014 So Far

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 it…
By: SPIN Staff / June 2, 2014

Rap Songs of the Week: Freddie Gibbs’ Artful, Madlib-Assisted Jeezy Diss, ‘Real’

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…
By: Brandon Soderberg / March 20, 2014

Madlib Muses on Methods Behind His Madness

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…
By: Reyan Ali / March 20, 2014

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…
By: Mosi Reeves / March 13, 2014

Rap Songs of the Week: Beyonce Does Her Best Kendrick Lamar Impression on ‘Haunted’

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…
By: Brandon Soderberg / December 27, 2013

Hear Freddie Gibbs’ Smooth, Soulful ‘Thug Till It’s Over’

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 Midwester…
By: Marc Hogan / December 20, 2013

Rap Songs of the Week: Drake, 2 Chainz, and Big Sean Make It All About Them on ‘All Me’

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,…
By: Brandon Soderberg / August 1, 2013

Freddie Gibbs Goes (Slightly) Less Gangster for Madlib Team-Up ‘City’

When last we heard from Freddie Gibbs, the Gary, Indiana-bred MC was back in his hometown proudly trapping with a gang of local goons (via…
By: Chris Martins / July 19, 2013

Freddie Gibbs Goes Back to Gary in Gangsta ‘Lay It Down’ Video

Gangsta Gibbs is in full effect on "Lay It Down," a track from his recently released ESGN album that dwells wholly, unapologetically in the…
By: Chris Martins / July 2, 2013

No Trivia’s Rap Songs of the Week: Angry Russian Trap Rap; Iamsu! Shouts Out Stevie

2Eleven, feat. Freddie Gibbs "Listen"Atlanta producer Tony Gardner is usually mentioned along with Compton Brick Squadder Ice Burgandy. The majority of Ice's Rhythm & Burgandy…
By: Brandon Soderberg / June 13, 2013

Freddie Gibbs Previews ‘ESGN’ Album With Bleak-Banging ‘One Eighty Seven’ Single

We've been watching Indiana-raised rapper Freddie Gibbs for a minute now. And through all of professional struggles and record label headaches — Interscope dropped him…
By: Colin Stutz / June 11, 2013

Governors Ball 2013: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

Friday's marathon downpour threatened to bury all the Governors Ball headlines in a pit of mud and sweat, but Kanye West elevated the filthy proceeding…
By: SPIN Staff / June 10, 2013

No Trivia’s Top 50 (Mostly Rap) Songs of 2012’s Second Half

Not sure what happened here, folks, but I really wandered into my own world this second half of the year! No radio hits unless Chinx…
By: Brandon Soderberg / December 14, 2012

No Trivia’s Friday Five: Lil Wayne Ain’t Crazy, He Just Thinks Our Justice System Is Nuts

That video of Lil Wayne's deposition getting lots of LOLs isn't evidence that he's lost his marbles. It's proof of the American legal system'…
By: Brandon Soderberg / September 29, 2012

Hear Young Jeezy and Freddie Gibbs Get Nasty on ‘Go For It’

Like a lot Midwestern industrial towns, Gary, Indiana, hasn't had the best past couple of years. But the city's favorite son Freddie Gibbs has bee…
By: Chris Martins / September 21, 2012
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