Freddie Gibbs Makes Home State Proud With His Authentic Style Check out photos and setlist from Freddie Gibbs Pitchfork Music Festival Set
“…Freddie Gibbs came in after the storm to amp the crowd back up with a high energy performance. Throughout the course of his set, he hopped over the boundaries of the photo pit and even lost his shirt while performing his latest release Bandana. The album was produced entirely on an iPad by longtime collaborator Madlib.
The duo has been dropping music together since 2014, previously under the name MadGibbs. This was only their second full-length studio album together, but I’d be willing to bet there are many more to come. Madlib has played such an integral role in Freddie’s sound that it’s tough to imagine him rhyming over anyone else’s beat.
Today’s generation of Soundcloud rappers can assume any persona online. Instagram a picture with some fake money and guns, and suddenly you’re street. Just make sure not to mention that the “street” you’re from is in a gated community. “Gangsta Gibbs” has truly lived what he details in his music, and his authenticity is refreshing. Tracks like “Crime Pays” and “Thuggin” are what have made him today’s face of gangster rap…”