Freddie Gibbs Riles Up With Some Rap Vets In Yukmouth & Trae Tha Truth (Audio)
Gangsta Gibbs may be one of Hip-Hop’s strongest continuations of Gangsta Rap in the digital age. Growing up in the streets of Gary, Indiana can shape your message and social viewpoints, but so can growing up on strong doses of Rap-A-Lot Records releases. Since 1986, J. Prince’s label was designed to present raw, uncut, soliloquies from the streets of Houston, Oakland, South Central Los Angeles, Memphis, New Jersey, and beyond mixed with dope production from the likes of DJ Reddy Red, N.O. Joe, and Tone Capone. Well into the label’s success, The Luniz’ Yukmouth joined the squad, riding for 2Pac, making medicinal music, and assembling Tha Regime with a young Tech N9ne. Shortly after, Screwed Up Click/ABN member Trae Tha Truth joined the imprint, releasing a game-changing album in 2006, Restless, which would help lead the underground mainstay into mainstream awareness care of T.I. and others.
Freddie watched the grind from afar in the late ’90s and early 2000s. That grind though, is something the ESGN leader takes with him. So while collaborating with producer, The World’s Freshest on The Tonite Show, Freddie locked in a joint with Yuk’ and Trae. Each artist, who is known for balancing their hustle and street-savvy with lyricism, displays their strongest sides. The results are more than pleasing…
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