It warms the cockles of my heart that there's still people out there like Madlib pushing the envelope and making hip-hop that pushes the envelope but evokes all the elements of 'classic' and 'real' hip-hop. I hadn't come accross Freddie Gibbs before now but his hard-edged, yet skillfull lyrics contrast beautifully with the soulful beats to create something truly special. It makes me very happy that music like this is out there. Don't hesitate picking this one up.
Like I said this the best hip hop album I heard this year well worth the purchase gibbs has superb bars a great delivery dope voice with that Indiana drawl as he spits. The beats are all dope as .... fav track so far was S**tsville but I didn't find one track I didn't like so that will probably change after more listens. Highly recommend you buy this n support Gangsta Gibbs 5 stars
Oh yes! hip hop with some of that proper hip hop attitude.First Gibbs album i've bought & love that drawl in his voice plus the slightly gatlin gun lyrics.The backing is quite sparse on a fair number of tracks,which means you are forced to listen to him,not a bad thing. Great album,a hip hop must.
Combining Tupacesque lyricism with Madlib's chopped and sliced old soul loops and refrains, this album is rock solid throughout. The street authenticity comes through loud and clear with shades of g-funk permeating the beats but with Madlib's unique sequencing ever present. Recommended.
Freddie has a competent flow and the production is tight. But if you're looking for something new on the the tried and tested gangsta themes - hoes, doe and gunplay you won't find it here. It does what it says on the tin.