By D.L. Chandler
Indiana MC Freddie Gibbs continues to defy mainstream convention.
In the midst of prepping his full-length Baby Faced Killer LP, which he plans to release independently in 2011, the Midwest MC also confirmed that he's working on a new mixtape tentatively titled, A Cold Day In Hell, to hit the web in the next few months.
"Call it whateva u wanna call it, its 13 tracks str8 gangsta s--t," Gibbs tweeted on Wednesday (December 8). "Maybe a few insults but no apologies."
Elsewhere, the rapper recently sat down with Boston radio personality Mr. Peter Parker for an interview and it's safe to say that Gangsta Gibbs’ fierce indie spirit was on display.
"I don’t wanna be here today and gone tomorrow and I ain’t gotta name names," Gibbs said, defending his right to be on the outskirts of mainstream rap. "For me to have longevity, I just gotta stay true to myself."
Gibbs, once signed by Interscope, staunchly defended his rough style of hip-hop that some would say cost him his major label deal. But the scrappy spitter has no regrets and spoke at length of his uncompromising methods, even shunning fame in favor of a longer career.
The radio host also asked the MC how it felt to represent the tough town of Gary, Indiana, which many still identify as the birthplace of Michael Jackson and his sister, Janet rather than a hip-hop haven.
"I mean I wouldn’t wanna be from nowhere else but Gary, man," said Gibbs. "I Am Gary. Gary made me, it made me who I am."
Freddie later said that, while no official release date has been set for Baby Faced Killer, the LP will feature production from Jim Jonsin, Hi-Tek and Ski Beatz among others.
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