Folllowing the launch of two critically- and street-acclaimed EPs, and a single released in conjunction with television network Adult Swim, Madlib and Freddie Gibbs return with a final EP launch before they release their long-awaited collaborative album, Piñata. Anticipation has been high. MTV calls the duo “ferocious” and says “Expect vocal fireworks to ensue.” Complex goes further, saying, “If you’re looking for a darkhorse candidate for 2013′s Album of the Year, consider the soon-to-be-released Freddie Gibbs and Madlib collaboration…Gibbs is easily one of the most underrated rappers in the industry today, boasting nearly-unparalleled technical abilities, along with some of hip-hop’s rawest storytelling…”
The Deeper EP delivers on this promise, and more. Gibbs showcases the yin and yang of heartbreak and anger on the title track, in a lovelorn narrative that meshes perfectly with the weepy strings and insistent rhythm of Madlib’s beat. We haven’t heard something like this in rap music since Nas’ “One Love,” nearly twenty years ago. The b-side, “Harolds” – exclusive to this EP – gives Gibbs a chance to ride some low down Beat Konducta-fueled funk in a nostalgic ode to the Chicago chicken-shack that served as the backdrop to many of his seminal life experiences.
Piñata is set to be released February 4, 2014 via Madlib Invazion. The star-studded LP will include features by Raekwon, Scarface, Earl Sweatshirt, Danny Brown, Domo Genesis, Joey Bada$$, Ab-Soul, BJ the Chicago Kid, Meech of Flatbush Zombies, Casey Veggies, Mac Miller, Polyester the Saint, and G-Wiz.
Following the recent release of his new album ESGN, Freddie Gibbs is back today to share the new video for ESGN highlight “Have U Seen Her ft. Hit Skrewface.” Filmed by Gregory Buissereth, the video depicts elements of the narcotics trade that Gibbs was once involved in and is so prevalent in his hometown. Opting to circumvent the major label system, Gibbs chose to self-release ESGN proving that he is able to continue to grow his fan base without the support of major labels. Furthermore, Gibbs chose not to fill the record with star-studded features or super-producer beats, rather he opted to round the album out primarily with features from his own ESGN crew. A true street-poet, Gibbs avoids the cliches of gangster rap with it’s typically cartoonish portrayal of violence and instead he delivers an unflinchingly raw vignette into the life he actually lived and observed growing up on the streets of Gary, IN.
After severing ties with Young Jeezy and his CTE label, Freddie Gibbs is proud to detail his forthcoming ESGN – Evil Seeds Grown Naturally album, which will be self-released as a digital-only release on July 9th from Freddie’s own ESGN label and distributed via Empire. If you pre-order ESGN you will instantly receive a free download of “One Eighty Seven”, the first song shared from the album. In celebration of his birthday last week Gangsta Gibbs shared “Freddie Soprano”, and now he is back with a video for another album cut “Eastside Moonwalker”. ESGN features ESGN members Big Kill, D-Edge, G-Wiz, G.I. Fleezy, and Hit Skrewface alongside Problem, Spice 1, Daz Dillinger, YB, Jay Rock, BJ The Chicago Kid, and Lil Sodi. The album also features production from ESGN in-house producers Lord Zedd and Superville alongside other out-of-house producers. The artwork was done by Fifou and photography comes courtesy of Danny Manhattan.
Pasadena’s own Qualmes drops off the next release in his “Direct Deposit” series featuring the one and only Freddie Gibbs. The production for the street banger titled “Black Gringo” comes courtesy Coopac. Don’t sleep and check in soon for more new music!
Freddie Gibbs dropped the highly anticipated Baby Face Killa street album today. The DJ Drama-hosted release features Curren$y, Kirko Bangz, Young Jeezy, Jadakiss, Spaceghostpurrp, Z-Ro and tons others.
#BFK is available for free through Dat Piff or on iTunes with no DJ tags and 2 bonus cuts.
Gangsta Gibbs announced that Baby Face Killah, his Gangsta Grllz street album, is dropping next Tuesday, the 25th. The last leak is below, a smoky ode to the ‘dro featuring the legendary Krayzie Bone and Raider Klan chief Spaceghostpurrrp called Kush Cloud.
Kush Cloud w/ Krayzie Bone & SpaceGhostPurrp by Gangsta Gibbs
NY rapper Gotham Green and New Orleans producer Quickie Mart present “All I Know” featuring CTE signee Freddie Gibbs and Columbia Records singer T. Mills. “All I Know” is from the forthcoming fourth installment of their Haze Diaries series, following the video for “Hard Way”, “New York Times” featuring Grafh and “Everything” featuring El Prez. HDV4 is also set to feature Def Jam rapper Wax, singer/songwriter/musician Jes Hudak, L.A.’s BLX Crew and more. Previous Haze Diaries volumes have featured Gibbs (watch the “Tell Me Something” video), Planet Asia (watch the “Game Change” video), Medusa, IamOmni and more. Quickie Mart produces every track on HDV4. Quickie recently released the Space Monkey Radio dubstep remix EP as well as the second volume of Balkan/bounce fusion project Gypsyphonic Disko.
‘All I Know’ ft. Freddie Gibbs & T. Mills – Gotham Green & Quickie Mart by Quickie Mart
ZZ Ward is back with a new single featuring Freddie Gibbs, “Criminal”. Sampling the original “Oil Money”, ZZ teams up with the Gibbs for her take on the beat produced by Blended Babies. Keep an eye out for ZZ’s EP Criminal dropping on June 19th.
Criminal feat. Freddie Gibbs by ZZWard
Alright, lots of Freddie this morning. He dropped the video from his prior EP with Statik Selektah today on Youtube, directed by Oliver Whitehouse.
And yesterday he released a free album, Cold Day in Hell. The link was shut down and LRGs servers crashed, so here’s a new one: http://l-r-g.com/blog/2011/10/31/colddayinhell/
I want to be in the boardroom where Freddie Gibbs makes an “Executive Decision.” And I want him to be in a tailor-made suit crafted from the finest of letter jackets, sporting old wire frame spectacles as he blows a cloud of that good out his lungs and decrees, “Bitch, I’m number one!” Chill, weed-toting R&B-esque rap here. It’s just what you need to decompress between sprints through the smorgasbord of indie madness.
Released back on 4/20, Curren$y and veteran producer Alchemist’s Covert Coup collaboration could have easily had a one-day expiration date. Fortunately, the New Orleans weed connoisseur continued the hot streak he started on 2010′s Pilot Talk, bringing fellow underground warrior and adept lyricist Freddie Gibbs along for the ride on “Scottie Pippen.” Alchemist’s production on the track is perfect for both MCs. Its distant, languid guitar tones allow Curren$y’s drawl to shine, while Gibbs sticks to the beat with an urgent, rapid flow. Both rappers have become online favorites for making the hip-hop they want to make. Neither may be the Michael Jordan of rap, but sometimes two Scottie Pippens can feel more exciting.
Ernest Gonzales’ masked Mexicans With Guns project has already generated a ton of great remixes and singles, and people have yet to hear much, if anything, off of his upcoming album, Ceremony, out May 10th via Innovative Leisure. Here’s a taste: “Highway To Hell” will be on the album. However, the version offered here is a Ridin’ Dirty Mix that was released exclusively on a limited edition run of 7-inch vinyl. While Freddie Gibbs is on the album cut, this one adds the confident, melodic baritone of Houston icon Bun B. It’s yet to be seen how much the music on this version is similar to the album iteration, but with the plangent organ, needling synth-bass, and paper thin handclaps, it won’t be so bad if it’s almost exactly the same.
After Strange Journey Volume Two’s “Imperial” and Str8 Killa’s “The Coldest”, CL and Gangsta Gibbs connect again for a third Kno-produced banger. Listen to the second official leak from Oneirology as Natti, Freddie Gibbs and Kno ask “Who am I?”. Photo Credit: Landon Antonetti, Fidel HasFlow; Fontaine.
Oneirology is set to be released March 22nd via RBC Records and Bad Taste Records. It features Big K.R.I.T., Tonedeff, Anna Wise of Sonnymoon and more. CunninLynguists’ Oneirology World Tour begins March 25th in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation.
Hey, check out this joint, “Heads of The Heads” featuring Freddie Gibbs & GLC rapping over a skittering Tony Baines banger. It’s from the Closed Sessions: ATX compilation (that also features Fashawn, Curt@!n$, DJ Babu, and Rakaa) drops on Decon Records March 15th.
Download Closed Sessions feat. Freddie Gibbs & GLC- “Heads of The Heads” (Prod. by Tony Baines) here:
Hey there, here is rapper/singer Outasight’s mixtape “Never Say Never” (features Freddie Gibbs, XV and more). He went from the internet into the hands of his manager, former Mobb Deep manager Storm, and now onto Warner/Asylum records with his debut LP due out in 2011. I can confidently say there is no one like him out there- he’s half straight up rapper and half soul pop singer a la Motown era.
To download the mixtape: http://wbr.fm/OutasightNeverSayNever
|Str8 Killa No Filla mixtape dropped today:
Str8 Killa EP Pre-order link (out this coming Tuesday):
Haze Diaries Vol. 3 drops today..
listen at http://djquickiemart.bandcamp.com/
buy at http://www.amazon.com/Haze-Diaries-Vol-Explicit/dp/B003UBOSKY