If someone who'd never heard a Freddie Gibbs record asked you where to begin, you might point them towards the Madlib-producer mesmerizer Piñata, or E$GN, the breakout that never was. But someone who wants a sense of who Freddie Gibbs the Gary, Indiana rapper is need look no further than "The World Is My Ashtray." Ski Beatz delivers a rallying beat perfect for the Rocky-esque montage of life Gibbs delivers, and from birth to the present, the rapper draws his tumultuous life with cutting, raw clarity. Listen below.
October 03, 2015