He's the Scarface for the young set, full of gruff rhymes about hardened experience coming straight outta Gary, Indiana.
Freddie Gibbs is this week's 'Mixtape Daily' main pick, with two offerings: Str8 Killa (EP); Str8 Killa No Filla (mixtape).
Both collections are full of Gibbs concrete-hard lyrics, which are stark in comparision to his collegues more emo-tinged tracks.
Hit the jump to read Gibbs breakdown three cuts from his mixtape and EP.
Joints To Check For:
» "Best Friend," Str8 Killa No Filla. "It's a joint, little true story," Fred explained. "It's about me dealing with a female and dealing with her friend as well at the same time. All the stories are told to a T. It's weird, sometimes [dealing with two friends] could be stressful. But if you're moving how you moving, and they with it and you with it, then it could be cool too.
» "The Coldest" (featuring B.J. the Chicago Kid), Str8 Killa. "That's one of them records I wanted to put out, that I felt I'm the coldest n---a doing this, the illest one, especially from my region. It was the perfect record to do that and BJ came on and blessed the hook and it was love."
» "Live By the Game," Str8 Killa No Filla. "Shout to the Block Beaters. Alabama on smash. That's definitely a hard record," Gibbs said. "That's pretty much documenting a struggle. I say a line on there, 'I pray my baby brother don't follow my footsteps.' It's real. I felt like I was setting a bad example for him. Luckily, he went on to school and did his thing. I think that's why people are gravitating towards what I'm doing. Everything is coming from the pit of my stomach."
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