Freddie Gibbs Talks Mixtape And EP Projects


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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