Based on the title of this mixtape, Midwestgangstaboxframecadillacmuzik, it's pretty obvious that Freddie Gibbs is an Outkast fan (who isn't). Much of the production owes some debt to the murkier Organized Noize produced material, although "Sumthin You Should Know" sounds like a Dr Dre outtake circa 2001. More importantly, Gibbs, who is from Gary, Indiana is equipped with a charismatically nasal, often doubletime Midwestern flow that helps make this tape solid across the board. The first listen through isn't going to yield any ridiculous highs, but it does show that having an authoritative and unique voice, something lost on a fair amount of new rap dudes, makes Gibbs someone to look out for.
Download: Freddie Gibbs, Midwestgangstaboxframecadillacmuzik Mixtape (via TSS)