Video: Freddie Gibbs, “The Ghetto”

Old heads will choke on their balls when we say this, but Freddie Gibbs’ “Ghetto” and its video remind us of this other “Ghetto.” His voice is so reminiscent of classic ’80s and early ’90s East Coast dudes like Ed OG, OC and Rakim and the beat as much Pete Rock as anything brand new, that it almost obscures why he’s actually singularly great. Gibbs may have that throwback flow, but his Midwest drawl and penchant for speed rhymes are what make us take notice.

POSTED May 7, 2010 11:08AM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (4) TAGS: ,




  1. hype says:

    this video is RAW!!!

  2. tak719 says:

    read the description and im not sure if you know this, but the beat is from milkbone’s keep it real, it’s a premo beat from 95…which explains the old school-ness and your comparison with old school cats…dope song, freddie’s niceee

  3. Peter Macia says:

    Ugh man I never would’ve gotten that. I was thinking it might be Grandaddy IU or something but couldn’t place it. Thanks.

  4. Induce says:

    not to nerd out, but Primo didn’t produce that.