I've said it before and I'll likely say it again: Freddie Gibbs reminds me of Tupac Shakur. It's not just that the XXL Freshman has a similar voice and delivery to revered hip hop martyr, the two also share a similar content to their music. Both use gangster rap as a tool to display the struggle, the beauty, and the emotion of lower socioeconomic life in modern America. Gibbs may not yet have the pedigree of Shakur and it is unlikely that he or any other rapper ever will, but the Gary, Indiana native is still a very promising emcee who is the first young rapper I've heard in quite some time who has taken the subgenre of gangster rap back it its roots as a political tool.
For those of you who have not yet done so, I highly recommend downloading the tagless version of midwestgangstaboxframecadillacmuzik. I've attached the radio edit of this first single off of Gangsta Gibbs' upcoming Str8 Killa No Filla mixtape. If someone could hook me up with the explicit version I would be eternally grateful. UPDATE: Brought this back up to the top as I recently came into possession of the dirty version by way of Fake Shore Drive.
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