Saturday, January 22, 2011

Ill Poetic Interview with Freddie Gibbs


They say when times get lean, it’s best to reel it in and stick together. Born and raised in post-industrial, Reagan-approved Crack Era Gary, Indiana, Freddie Gibbs gets that. This would explain his grassroots approach to re-inventing a once promising major label-approved career into an independent DIY movement. In 2004, Gibbs signed with Interscope, but not one for the politic game, he grew tired of waiting for Jimmy Iovine to friend him on Facebook, built a team and a sound and began dropping heat himself. Following two underground classic mixtapes, “The Miseducation of Freddie Gibbs”, and “Midwestgangstaboxframecadillacmuzik”(personal favorite), Gibbs returned in 2010 with “Str8 Killa No Filla” and a co-starring role on XXL’s esteemed “Freshman 10” list. A true representation of recession era hip-hop, Gibbs reels it in and hits the Midwest for a thorough run in promotion of the “Str8 Killa” record. Think back to the classic Midwest and Southern folks we used to watch on Rap City and Yo! MTV Raps in the 90’s. Now fast-forward it 20 years into the future. This is Freddie Gibbs. No Bullshit.     -Ill Poetic

Read the full interveiw HERE.

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