Hot on the heels of one of his biggest years to date, Freddie Gibbs isn’t wasting any time getting stuck into 2016, and has released two new tracks to warm himself up.
Titled Dead Presidents Freestyle and Hot Boys, the two tracks are quite different, but nevertheless show off Freddie’s insatiable flow. The “freestyle” sounds a little more refined than your average freestyle featuring a hook and well-considered verses that make it sounds like it could have easily been lifted from any of his albums. The slack trap beats courtesy of Sid “Speakerbomb” Miller provide the perfect bed for Gibbs to go in about how far he will go for money, and a quick little El Chapo reference.
Hot Boys is a little harder. As Stereogum points out, he gives a nod to Lil Wayne with the repeated line “I ball like I grew up in the ‘Nolia,”referencing New Orleans Magnolia that Wayne is known to give a shout out to. Produced by Dupri of League of Starz, this is more comfortable Freddie territory, and you can hear how at home he is on these turned up beats.
It is not long until Freddie Gibbs makes his way back to Australia for a national tour, as well as an appearance at Golden Plains. Tickets are moving faster than Freddie’s rhymes, so if there are any left, now is your chance to jump on them! This is not a show you will want to miss.
Freddie Gibbs Australian Tour:
Thursday 10th March
Perth – Jack Rabbit Slim’s
Friday 11th March
Sydney – Manning Bar
Saturday 12th March
Melbourne – Max Watt’s
Sunday 13th March
Meredith – Golden Plains Festival
More info here