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 in the G.O.O.D. Music ensemble, also mixing records for Kanye West. However, Heads know that the Texan was instrumental in the work by Devin The Dude, Scarface, Seagram, King T, The Outlawz, and Tha Luniz before he was recording bootleg-proof LPs (Watch The Throne) in five-star hotel rooms.
“Sellin’ Dope” sounds like it came out of that J. Prince era, with Gibbs unrelenting about drug sales, moving in the shadows, and even hustling toxins to family members. It’s a cold world when Gangsta Gibbs speaks.