Here’s a pleasant surprise for you this Monday morning: Freddie Gibbs dropped a 3-song EP entitled Pronto. This is the first Gibbs project since 2014’s The Tonite Show with The Worlds Freshest. The production on Pronto is by Big Pops and Mikhail. Stream the entire project after the jump.
- Videosposted January 13, 2015 / No Comments
The hyperkinetic and frantic collaboration between Young Thug, A$AP Ferg and Freddie Gibbs “Old English” receives a fittingly odd and offbeat animated visual treatment a la that of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Check out the colorful video for “Old English” after the jump.
- Audioposted November 20, 2014 / No Comments
Last year footage surfaced of Freddie Gibbs and Mike Dean working “in the lab” and ever since then very little additional information has been given regarding that session. Now Gangsta Gibbs has shared a new track entitled “Sellin’ Dope” which gives artist credit to Mike Dean. Our guess is Mike Dean, who is a hip-hop producer and certainly no rapper (best known for working with Kanye West), produced the cut. The track is absolutely menacing, both in production and in overall concept/theme as Dean’s ominous ghastly beat perfectly suits Gibbs’ aggressive flow and hyper-realistic subject matter (yes, sellin’ dope). The track will appear on the Grand Theft Auto V next-gen iteration. Listen after the jump!
- Interviewsposted July 30, 2014 / No Comments
Producer extraordinaire Vanderslice, has been releasing some head-nodding beats for over a minute now. From his early work to Access Immortal to his recent compilation Everything’s Awesome or his album with AWAR, The Winning Team, one thing has remained consistent – dude sets the bar high for himself and the artists he works with, and the word “filler” just doesn’t exist. The same holds true when talking to Vanderslice, taking time out of a lazy Sunday afternoon to wax poetic on a plethora of topics, from the worst ways he’s been asked for a free beat, building a cohesive album with AWAR, not wanting Troy Ave on The Winning Team, what a studio session with Freddie Gibbs is like, why the MPC Renaissance reigns supreme, and why he’s not the type of producer that bangs out eight beats a day. It’s worth listening to the end to hear Vanderslice’s thoughts on the one and only J-Zone as well.
On his new album The Winning Team with AWAR:
- Mixtapesposted July 24, 2014 / No Comments
Time for another episode of The Freshness, an exclusive 730 mixtape/podcast featuring the music we’re feeling. The criteria for making this is having a joint that’s rockable in the car and/or on a 10 mile run. Remember, no payola, no favors, just freshness.
- Singlesposted January 10, 2014 / No Comments
Trae Tha Truth teams up with DJ The World’s Freshest aka DJ Fresh for a new single from their The Tonite Show project scheduled January 21st.
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