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Black Thought, Talib Kweli, Mannie Fresh & More To Perform At 7th Annual Hiero Day

The 7th annual Hiero Day Music Festival & Block Party is taking place Labor Day, September 3. The event performers have officially been unveiled. Oakland, California's legendary Hieroglyphics crew will be performing at their festival, and joining them will be Black Thought, Talib Kweli, Freddie Gibbs, Mannie Fresh, Elzhi, Georgia... Read more

Freddie Gibbs Plays One Crazy & Playalistic Uncle In His Latest Video

In recent months, Freddie Gibbs has gone from Gangsta Gibbs to well... just "Freddie." The Gary, Indiana MC, whose last few albums have brandished street life and many a thug tale, has softened his approach up a bit. His recently self-released Freddie album plays on Teddy Pendergrass' eponymous 1979 LP,... Read more

Raekwon & DJ Muggs Make A Wu-Tang/Cypress Hill Connection Over Luxury Beats & Rhymes (Video)

After chopping up a couple of singles with MF DOOM, and dropping some Sin City-esque, revenge-fueled animated visuals featuring both DOOM and Freddie Gibbs for the single, "Death Wish," Cypress Hill co-founder DJ Muggs enters the fold once again. Belonging to Muggs' forthcoming album, Dia Del Asesinato (August 10), Muggs... Read more

Listen To A Hard-Hitting New Album Featuring Prodigy, Ghostface & Freddie Gibbs (Audio)

For those that may not be familiar, Vanderslice is a sample-savvy Hip-Hop producer with the respect of Heads (especially crate-diggers) across the map. He has rocked tracks with celebrated MCs like Vinnie Paz, Evidence, Planet Asia, Roc Marciano, Apathy, and the various members of Infamous Mobb. This Phoenixville, Pennsylvania native... Read more

DOOM, DJ Muggs & Freddie Gibbs Serve Eye For An Eye Justice To Real-Life Killers (Video)

Last week, DJ Muggs and DOOM announced plans for a fast-track collaborative project simply titled Muggs x DOOM due this Friday (June 29). With that word came first single "Death Wish," which features Freddie Gibbs (the same Friday that he released his self-titled album). Approaching release date, the trio unleashes... Read more

DJ Muggs & DOOM Tease Their Upcoming EP With A Banger Featuring Freddie Gibbs (Audio)

When it comes to collaboration tracks and albums with artists, there is a high percentage rate that Heads will get a quality product when DJ Muggs, MF DOOM, or Freddie Gibbs are involved in the effort. The stakes have been raised even more for a hardcore rapper's delight as these three... Read more

Freddie Gibbs & Mozzy Update “Colors” For 2018 & It’s Even More Gangsta (Audio)

Thirty years ago, Ice-T released "Colors" as a companion to Dennis Hopper's film of the same name. Both the song (which climbed up the Top 100) and the movie starring Sean Penn and featuring early appearances by Don Cheadle, Damon Wayans, and Leon were timepieces of 1980s gang culture. Ice-T... Read more

Phonte’s Second Solo LP Is Finally Here & It’s All Good News

Nearly seven years after the release of Phonte's last solo LP, Charity Starts at Home, Hip-Hop fans can rejoice: New Tigallo! New Tigallo! New Tigallo! Earlier today (March 1), the rapper and singer alerted Heads to what is actually great news. No News Is Good News, the much anticipated solo... Read more

Tech N9ne Rates The Bars & He Punishes A Guest Verse From 1 Of His Songs (Video)

Tech N9ne is the latest guest on "Rate The Bars." The co-founder of Strange Music stresses that he wants to see some gangsta songwriting. The Kansas City, Missouri veteran, Indie Rap juggernaut, and member of The Regime hands out several perfect scores, praising bars that are especially rooted in street-life.... Read more

Freddie Gibbs Is On Nobody’s Wave But His Own & He’s Riding High (Audio)

After a quiet period following his latest album, You Only Live 2wice, which dropped back in March, Freddie Gibbs is back with a new single. Linking up with French producer FEYNMAN, "THE WAVE" fits sonically with Gibbs' last album, with its hard-hitting, but still introspective atmosphere. Over a spacey, bass-heavy... Read more

The Game Drops His Best Verse In Years & Lil Dicky Is At Least As Good (Audio)

Two years ago, Lil Dicky released one of the most creative records in some time with his song "Pillow Talking." Housed on his album, Professional Rapper, the song was a whopping 10 minutes and, not only featured Dicky rapping a conversation between himself and a date, but also sported an... Read more

Madlib Releases A New Instrumental. Which MC Would Rock It Best? Hmm…(Audio)

It's been a quiet few years for Madlib. Since his 2014 joint album with Freddie Gibbs and his solo LP, Rock Konducta Part 1 & Part 2, the enigmatic producer/MC has been almost completely absent from the scene, save for a couple of records here and there. When he has... Read more

Rapsody Is Releasing A New Album. Her Single With Busta Rhymes Is Downright Scary (Audio)

Life is too short to listen to bad music. So...let AFH fight through it for you and only supply you with that great stuff. Despite the reports, Hip-Hop is alive and well and, in many ways, is better than it's ever been. Not only are we able to go back... Read more

Saba May Be The Next Great Chicago MC. Just Ask Andre 3000 (Audio)

Life is too short to listen to bad music. So...let AFH fight through it for you and only supply you with that great stuff. Despite the reports, Hip-Hop is alive and well and, in many ways, is better than it's ever been. Not only are we able to go back... Read more

Meek Mill’s New Conscious Rap May Be His Most Important Song Yet (Audio)

Life is too short to listen to bad music. So...let AFH fight through it for you and only supply you with that great stuff. Despite the reports, Hip-Hop is alive and well and, in many ways, is better than it's ever been. Not only are we able to go back and... Read more

Murs Revives Paid Dues. Raekwon, Ghostface, PRhyme & More To Perform

Starting in 2006, Murs created and curated the Paid Dues Music Festival in and around Los Angeles, California. The Living Legends MC made a stage for many of his independent peers, friends, and acts whose music he liked. By 2007, Paid Dues teamed with Guerilla Union to do a full-on... Read more

Freddie Gibbs Makes It Through The Fire Only To Get Locked Up (Video)

In the months since his September acquittal of sexual-assault charges, Freddie Gibbs has shared very personal details about his legal nightmare with fans. After being accused of forcibly engaging in sexual acts with a woman in Vienna, Austria, Gibbs was imprisoned for months, thousands of miles away from any family... Read more

Veteran Producer Josh The Goon Has Passed Away

The Hip-Hop community is mourning the death of producer, engineer, and music executive Josh The Goon. Born Josh Fadem, he was known for producing pivotal Freddie Gibbs songs such as "National Anthem," and elements of 2009's The Miseducation Of Freddie Gibbs. News broke last night (June 13) online. Outside of... Read more

Freddie Gibbs Details The Nightmare Of Being Falsely Accused Of Sexual Assault (Video)

In September 2016, Freddie Gibbs was acquitted of sexual assault charges, a celebratory bookend to what was otherwise a traumatic ordeal for the Gary, Indiana rapper. However, his acquittal was hardly the end of the saga. Understandably, the experience will have lingering effects on him, emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually. Despite the... Read more

Freddie Gibbs Addresses The Rape Allegations He Faced On “Crushed Glass” (Video)

In the opening scene of his newest video, Freddie Gibbs appears face-down in a desert, apparently passed out and not entirely clear how he got there. It's likely a metaphor for the literal trials and tribulations he's gone through in recent months. Acquitted of sexual assault charges last September, the... Read more

Freddie Gibbs Makes the Sun Shine All Day on Harry Fraud’s Mixtape (Audio)

There has been a lot to celebrate for Freddie Gibbs in recent months, beginning with his September acquittal of sexual-assault charges. In the months since, he has undoubtedly taken time to embrace his freedom and although he's been relatively quiet on the music front, a handful of appearances suggest he... Read more

Without a Shadow Of A Doubt: Freddie Gibbs Acquitted of Sexual Assault Charges

It's been a grueling summer for Freddie Gibbs who in June was extradited to Austria to face charges stemming from an allegation of sexual assault made against him. Today (September 30), the news of his acquittal has fans cheering for the Shadow of a Doubt rapper, who faced a sentence... Read more

Freddie Gibbs Is Being Extradited to Face Rape Charges in Austria

On June 2, Freddie Gibbs was arrested in Toulouse, France after allegations that he raped a woman in 2015 were brought against him. On tour promoting his November 2015 album Shadow of a Doubt, the Gary, Indiana, MC has been accused of raping a woman in Austria a year prior. Today (June... Read more

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib Announce Sophomore Collabo Album

In March of 2014, Freddie Gibbs & Madlib released Pinata. A Top 40 release on the Madlib Invazion imprint, the album would be a chart pinnacle for both veteran artists. With Gibbs rhyming over Madlib beats, the release featured the likes of Scarface, Raekwon, and Mac Miller, among many guests.... Read more

Freddie Gibbs Has Some Things To Get Off His Chest On “Freddie Gordy” (Video)

Spitting reality Rap is what made Freddie Gibbs pivot from being an Interscope Records castaway to one of the prime independent movers and shakers of Hip-Hop. Gangsta Gibbs epitomizes Gangsta Rap in the 2010s. Shadow Of A Doubt single "Freddie Gordy" is the latest article of evidence in just how... Read more

Freddie Gibbs Flips A Jay Z Vol 2. Concept With Some Hard Knock Bass (Audio)

Back in 1998, Jay Z and Swizz Beatz tapped into a musical pocket completely different from Jay's work with DJ Premier, Ski Beatz, Irv Gotti, or Timbaland. The Ruff Ryders' sound provider got busy on the keyboards and sliced into Vol. 2 Hard Knock Life with an electrified, DMX-assisted third... Read more

Freddie Gibbs Takes Kanye West’s Madlib Beat & Makes It A Gangsta Party (Audio)

In 2014, Freddie Gibbs and Madlib released a collaborative album together, titled Piñata. Many believe Madlib's soulful and complex productions brought out Gibbs' best work to date, and the album topped many year end "best of" lists. The two have worked together sparingly, since, but Gibbs knows a good beat... Read more

Listen To The Best Hip-Hop Of November 2015 In One Playlist (Audio)

As the year winds to a close, the good music shows no signs of slowing down. November brought great Hip-Hop from start to finish. Here's a playlist that features the best the month had to offer. You'll hear tracks featuring Nas, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, KRS-One, Jadakiss, Sheek Louch, Logic,... Read more

Black Thought & Freddie Gibbs Rise Against Life’s Obstacles (Audio)

Freddie Gibbs has just unleashed the first taste of his upcoming Shadow of a Doubt, his first full-length project since last year's Madlib collaboration, Piñata. The Gary, Indiana MC has bestowed fans with a midweek double-whammy, dropping not one, but two new tracks and both showcase vastly different yet distinctly... Read more

Listen to the Best Hip-Hop of September 2015 in One Playlist (Audio)

As the Fall set in, the hot Hip-Hop continued to flow. September brought not one, but two songs from the elusive DOOM, one of LL Cool J's strongest verses in years, a power collabo between Nas and Scarface, an unreleased track from Jay Electronica, Redman's release from his forthcoming album... Read more

Kanye Once Told Freddie Gibbs He Was Mediocre. Now He’s Rhyming With Yasiin Gaye (Audio)

Golden Rules continues to have the golden touch. Paul White and Eric Biddines' late summer album is still making its rounds with those in the know, and those hearing the potent production and Southern drawl. One of the Lex Records release standouts is "Never Die," featuring Yasiin Bey (f/k/a Mos... Read more

Freddie Gibbs Throws Fast Flow On A Charged Apollo Brown Beat (Audio)

Moving closer to September 25's Grandeur, Apollo Brown and Mello Music Group share another glimpse from the LP. "Who's That" incorporates Detroit, Michigan, Gary, Indiana, and Brownsville Brooklyn, New York—thanks to Apollo, Freddie Gibbs, and Maffew Ragazino, Sr. Brown chops a moving loop that has a dusty, Caribbean feel to... Read more

Freddie Gibbs, Apollo Brown & Verbal Kent Team With Aggression (Audio)

In an upcoming release through the Mello Music Group imprint, Chicago, Illinois MC Verbal Kent will be showcasing his skills on Anesthesia, a new solo album featuring contributions from Skyzoo, Torae, Red Pill, Marco Polo, and others. As a founding member of the Ugly Heroes with Red Pill and Apollo... Read more

Alchemist Reveals How Jadakiss, Ras Kass, Nas & Jay Z Tie Into One Hit (Audio)

With a new surprise instrumental album in stores (Israeli Salad), veteran bi-coastal producer Alchemist stays busy. The Gangrene/Step Brothers members is the debut guest on podcast, "A Waste Of Time," created by It's The Real's Eric and Jeff Rosenthal. The Beverly Hills, California native producer/DJ/MC discusses his love for food,... Read more

Freddie Gibbs Delivers A Serpent Sermon In His Latest Visual (Video)

Freddie Gibbs unleashes a new video for his song "Pronto," the title song of his recent EP. The song offers an even more aggressive tone than usual from the Gary, Indiana native. The video shows Gansta Gibbs in a tub full of snakes and surrounded by tempting women. Possible metaphors... Read more

Alchemist & Oh No Bring Grand Theft Audio To Los Santos (Album Stream)

Alchemist and Oh No infected many ears with their Gangrene work. Not a Gangrene project, Alan The Chemist and Oh No The Disrupt come together for Welcome To Los Santos. Releasing tomorrow (April 14), the Mass Appeal Records effort welcomes an array of genre (E-40, Ab-Soul, MC Eiht, Curren$y, Little... Read more

Listen to the Best Hip-Hop of March 2015 All in One Playlist (Audio)

Along with the start of Spring, the month of March brought much to celebrate in Hip-Hop. Action Bronson released Mr. Wonderful, his major label debut album. DJ EFN hit Heads off with a slew of amazing collaborations on his Another Time LP. Earl Sweatshirt fired the latest salvo from Odd... Read more

Freddie Gibbs & Chill Moody Join Mr. Green’s Live From The Streets (Video)

Mr. Green has travelled the world on his "Live From The Streets" video series, recording and interviewing street artists from various cities and sampling their sounds to create original Rap beats. Throughout the series he's gotten MCs including KRS-One and Vinnie Paz to rap over his beats, and this time... Read more

Freddie Gibbs Drops 3 Songs At Once & He’s Focused On His Quality (EP Stream)

Freddie Gibbs released two albums in 2014. The Gary, Indiana MC grabbed acclaim and a Top 40 chart foothold on his Madlib tandem, Pinata. The MC followed, less than two months later, with The Tonite Show. Like his flow, Gangsta Gibbs likes to move fast in a career that's made... Read more

Lupe Fiasco Says He Will Never Do Interviews After This. It’s a Great One (Video)

Earlier this week Lupe Fiasco released his fifth (and reported final) album on Atlantic Records, Tetsuo & Youth, and has been making his media rounds to promote the album. In this interview on Sway In The Morning, he dropped a bomb saying that he will no longer be doing any... Read more

Freddie Gibbs Hits The Hard Drums With A Verse To Match (Audio)

After making a jam with Wu-Tang Clan's GZA late last year, Hanni El Khatib teams up with Freddie Gibbs. Commissioned by Converse, "Satin Black." Boasting that he gives two curse-free verses, Gangsta Gibbs still finds PG ways of describing his garage full of old-school's, his "by any means" approach, and... Read more

Freddie Gibbs Writes Stuart Scott Editorial, Says He May Have Saved His Life

Freddie Gibbs is an evocative MC. However, the Gary, Indiana lyricist is not typically known for being overly sensitive to others. So when the ESGN leader takes time to pay a long-form homage to life of another, it's big. Gangsta Gibbs penned an editorial for Billboard today (January 12), reflecting... Read more

GOAT: Which One of These MCs Deserves a Shot at Advancing to Round 2?

As we continue the ultimate battle for the title of the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time), we are asking you to help us rank who is the greatest MC to pick up a mic. We will take over 35 years of Hip-Hop into consideration, pairing special match-ups in a sequence not... Read more

Imagine Justin Timberlake Parties with Portishead and Brings Freddie Gibbs…Check this New JMSN (Audio)

JMSN landed on many Heads' radars for the first time nearly two years ago, after dropping a series of songs with Ab-Soul. It was reported at the time that the two would be releasing a joint project but it never came to fruition. JMSN's tone and delivery quite often bring... Read more

Freddie Gibbs Delivers Gripping Gangsta Rap With A Geto Boys Producer (Audio)

For the upcoming "GTA: V" video game soundtrack, Freddie Gibbs teamed with Mike Dean to make "Sellin' Dope." Following some work with N.O. Joe, this is the second time Gangsta Gibbs has chased down some of the sound-providers for the Geto Boys and 1995-2005 Rap-A-Lot Records production. Dean now works... Read more

Freddie Gibbs’ Next Studio Album Is Announced

Following his first Top 200 charts appearance, care of 2014's Pinata album with Madlib, Freddie Gibbs is back in the lab. Since the critically-acclaimed March album, a commercial benchmark for the Gary, Indiana native, Gibbs has released The Tonite Show, with producer The World's Freshest. Already, Gibbs released the first... Read more

Freddie Gibbs Reportedly Targeted In Shooting Following Concert, 2 Shot

In a year that's seen both Made Men's Benzino and former Death Row Records co-founder Marion "Suge" Knight shot (both survived), Gary, Indiana's Freddie Gibbs very nearly joined the ranks. The New York Post is reporting that the MC was targeted following his Brooklyn, New York concert at record store Rough... Read more

Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$ & Ransom Hop On Freddie Gibbs & Madlib’s Knicks Remix (Audio)

If a few months made you forget how incredible Freddie Gibbs & Madlib's Pinata was, this remix of "Knicks" is a reminder with sharp elbows like Charles Oakley. Those 'bows come in the form of a new Gibbs verse (where Gary, Indiana's own doesn't mince words about the Ferguson, Missouri... Read more

Curren$y’s Releases His 2nd Mixtape in a Week with Jet Life’s World Wide Hustlers (Mixtape)

Curren$y stays on his mixtape grind with his second release in a week. World Wide Hustlers features, Spitta, fellow Jet Life members Young Roddy, Corner Boy, Le$ and T.Y., as well as Smoke DZA, Freddie Gibbs and more. The project contains some original soulful beats as well as some old... Read more

Freddie Gibbs Freestyles Over Believe Me & 0 to 100 on Tim Westwood TV (Video)

Freddie Gibbs touched down in the UK and paid a visit to the Tim Westwood Show. While there, he laid down a blistering verse over "0 to 100" and "Believe Me." Signed or independent, Gibbs is still Gangsta. Check out the video. Related: Statik Selektah, Joey Bada$$ & Freddie Gibbs... Read more