Freddie Gibbs News

  • Freddie Gibbs Is Engaged
    Freddie Gibbs Is Engaged
    Mar 15, 2015 at 11:40 AM
    Freddie Gibbs, the finest human being to come out of Gary, IN since Michael Jackson, is getting married. He took to Instagram last night to announce his engagement to his girlfriend, with whom he is expecting a baby girl. When he popped the question she apparently responded, "hell yeah nigga." Clearly she is the one for Gangsta Gibbs.
  • Samples Of The Week: March 12
    Samples Of The Week: March 12
    Mar 12, 2015 at 02:33 PM
    After a week where Kanye West, Wale and Ludacris dropped off new tracks, we had fewer top-tier artists releasing material this week. Instead, some fan favorites returned from dry spells to bless us with new material, all of which was pretty dope. In this edition of Samples Of The Week, we look at flips by Freddie Gibbs, Flatbush Zombies and Curren$y. As always, some of these are very unexpected, some are obscure, and all are expertly executed. Read on to get the scoop.
  • Top Tracks of The Week: March 3 - March 9
    Top Tracks of The Week: March 3 - March 9
    Mar 10, 2015 at 06:19 PM
    Here it is, the once-a-week look at the tracks toward the top of our charts that you need to know about. Keep in mind that these tracks are culled from the very top of our Top 100 and, by their very nature, lean toward more popular artists. We still think these tracks are worthy of your attention, but if you need a look at artists you may have missed, take a look at Underrated Audio. With no outright superstars to talk about this week, our top tracks consisted of quite a few up-and-comers (and several familiar faces we haven't heard from in a while).
  • 10 Essential Freddie Gibbs Tracks
    10 Essential Freddie Gibbs Tracks
    Feb 16, 2015 at 12:04 PM
    Hailing from Gary, Indiana, Freddie Gibbs moved to Los Angeles in 2006 after he signed to Interscope Records. Things didn't work out with Interscope and Gibbs inked a deal with Young Jeezy's CTE label. Things didn't work out there either, but with the help of Madlib, Freddie Gibbs was on the tip of everyone's tongue last year, and founded his own imprint, ESGN.
  •  140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (February 13)
    140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (February 13)
    Feb 14, 2015 at 12:08 AM
    This week featured one of the craziest news cycles all around in recent memory. If you used Google or have been alive the past week, you're fully aware hip-hop has turned up. In fact, some are arguing this year is already better than all of 2015.
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (January 30)
    140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (January 30)
    Jan 30, 2015 at 07:34 PM
    Big Sean dropped some heat. Meek Mill dropped some heat.
  • Hip Hop Reacts To News Of Stuart Scott's Passing [Update: Freddie Gibbs Pens Op-Ed On Scott]
    Hip Hop Reacts To News Of Stuart Scott's Passing [Update: Freddie Gibbs Pens Op-Ed On Scott]
    Jan 12, 2015 at 06:38 PM
    Beloved ESPN anchor Stuart Scott lost his long battle with cancer earlier today, and since news broke, it's become even more apparent how much he meant to so many. Plenty of hip hop artists were followers of Scott's work, and some of them were even personal friends of the late sportscaster.
  • Hottest Albums Of 2014
    Hottest Albums Of 2014
    Dec 30, 2014 at 03:46 PM
    In terms of sales, hip hop albums did not do very well this year. As of press time, J. Cole is the only rapper with a gold album this year, and he just sneaked into the fourth quarter with a surprise release. Most of this boils down to a simple lack of "event" albums. Most of the biggest hip hop artists dropped last year (Drake, Kanye West, Eminem, Jay Z, etc.), and thus created something of a drought in terms of high profile releases. 
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (December 27)
    140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (December 27)
    Dec 27, 2014 at 02:22 PM
    So that does it. This is the final 140 Bars Or Less of the year. While many were shedding melancholic tears at the year's final days and others totally checked out because of holiday festivities, the news kept coming in to give a fitting end to one of the most divisive years in recent memory.
  • Best Album Covers Of 2014
    Best Album Covers Of 2014
    Dec 26, 2014 at 04:44 PM
    In many ways, it's surprising that we're still doing a list like this in 2014, as we've reached a point where music has, almost, gone entirely digital. No one's actually buying physical albums, but we still see album artwork with each release, and we certainly had some compelling examples in 2014. Artists and labels continue to invest a lot of effort, and money, into the artwork they adjoin their releases with.
  • Lupe Fiasco Tweets Photo Of Himself In KKK Robes, Freddie Gibbs Responds [Update: Gibbs Apologizes]
    Lupe Fiasco Tweets Photo Of Himself In KKK Robes, Freddie Gibbs Responds [Update: Gibbs Apologizes]
    Dec 25, 2014 at 12:39 PM
    Lupe Fiasco's taking a strange approach to the promotion of his upcoming album, Tetsuo & Youth. This afternoon, he tweeted a photo of himself in full KKK attire with the caption “The friend of my enemy is my enemy. Tetsuo & Youth 1/20/2015" (view it below), a still taken from his 2013 video "1234."
  • Hip-Hop & R&B Albums You Should Give Your Family For Christmas
    Hip-Hop & R&B Albums You Should Give Your Family For Christmas
    Dec 17, 2014 at 01:52 PM
    We want everyone to love hip-hop just as much as we do. That goes not only for all the brothers and sisters out there, but the grandmas, grandpas, mothers and fathers out there too! It might not be the easiest thing to pick out a record for every family member, especially when personal preference is clouding your perception (no, your gandma won't like 2 Chainz). But this culture is eclectic, and we know it. There are tons of R&B and hip-hop records out there, so there has to be one for everybody in your family.
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (November 28)
    140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (November 28)
    Nov 28, 2014 at 06:16 PM
    How did this week go? Not great. By another miracle of the justice system, Darren Wilson got away with murdering Michael Brown; a grand jury decided to not indict him. To put this in perspective, you need to be beyond reasonable doubt to prove a defendant is guilty. An indictment only requires suspicion. That jury didn't find suspicion with Brown suffering multiple shots. So you can see how the circumstance could cause some outrage within the hip-hop community. See them in 140 Bars Or Less.
  • Freddie Gibbs Says New Album "Lifestyles Of The Insane" Will Be Out Next Year
    Freddie Gibbs Says New Album "Lifestyles Of The Insane" Will Be Out Next Year
    Nov 11, 2014 at 04:18 PM
    In hip-hop, rappers have historically aligned themselves with a number of types of lifestyles. There's Big L, who subverted that of the "Rich & Famous" for Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous, and of course Rich Gang, whose "Lifestyle" is omnipresent, if incoherent at times. Now Freddie Gibbs joins those ranks, titling his upcoming album Lifestyles Of The Insane.
  • Freddie Gibbs & Entourage Shot At Multiple Times In New York [Update: Gibbs Disses Jim Jones]
    Freddie Gibbs & Entourage Shot At Multiple Times In New York [Update: Gibbs Disses Jim Jones]
    Nov 9, 2014 at 06:27 PM
    Freddie Gibbs saw a bit of drama last night after capping off a successful performance at Rough Trade in Brooklyn. After the show ended, the rapper was shot at multiple times although thankfully he suffered no significant injuries, but two members of his entourage can't say the same.
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (October 11)
    140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (October 11)
    Oct 11, 2014 at 03:51 PM
    The good news is that this week saw the release of Flying Lotus' You're Dead and Tinashe Aquarius. One is arguably one of the top three albums of the year and the other is a really good R&B album. But good music doesn't stop the world. As such, rappers have to continue to do rapper things.
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (September 26)
    140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (September 26)
    Sep 29, 2014 at 09:00 AM
    Last week saw the appraisal of one type of love and the destruction of another. Kendrick Lamar finally dropped the highly anticipated "i," and it raised more questions than hype. The song was a tribute to self-love, but he did so in a joint that sounds a bit more of an Andre 3000 song than a Lamar single. It's that #BaduBox, guys.
  • Freddie Gibbs Announces Tour
    Freddie Gibbs Announces Tour
    Sep 22, 2014 at 04:48 PM
    Freddie Gibbs has been behind two great releases this year: a collaborative album with Madlib called Piñata and a joint EP with The World's Freshest called The Tonite Show. Now, after returning from a European tour (awesomely titled the "Lord Frederick" tour), the Gary, Indiana rapper is prepared to play nine shows in the US and Canada for his new tour.
  • Stream Freeway & The Jacka's "Highway Robbery"
    Stream Freeway & The Jacka's "Highway Robbery"
    Sep 16, 2014 at 03:59 PM
    Almost exactly 11 months ago (October 14, 2013), Freeway and The Jacka paired up to present a joint tape entitled Write My Wrongs. Now they return with an official full-length called Highway Robbery. The tracklist is below, and you can stream the project via Spotify below that.
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (September 12)
    140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (September 12)
    Sep 12, 2014 at 10:38 AM
    Breaking news: The NFL is corrupt! Because rappers wanting to be athletes and vice versa is sort of a running motif, a few have weighed in with their thoughts about the Ray Rice/NFL cover-up situation. Some made more sense than others.
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