Freddie Gibbs Shows Love To Jeezy On A Song About Growth
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Freddie Gibbs Sheds Tears In A Deeply Emotional Interview With Madlib (Video)
On Friday (September 30), Freddie Gibbs released the biggest solo album his career in $oul $old $eparately. Following 2019’s Bandana alongside Madlib (named Ambrosia For Heads readers’ best album that year) and 2020’s Grammy-nominated Alfredo alongside Alchemist, Gangsta Gibbs has more than leveled up. Even at a time when Gibbs has been bumping heads with past collaborator and former EMPIRE label-mate Benny The Butcher, he also shows growth and maturity.
“Rabbit Vision” is a highlight within $oul $old $eparately. The J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League-produced song sees Freddie addressing his former employer. “Me and Jeezy still ain’t spoke in years, but I got love for him / Could’ve talked it out, but I spoke out, I let it get to me / Showed me I could be a f*ckin’ boss, best thing he did for me / I needed to grow, too immature, it’s sh*t I needed to know.” After a fruitless Interscope deal, Freddie Gibbs used mixtapes to become a standout. That buzz led to a deal with Young Jeezy’s Corporate Thugz Entertainment label. However, only a mixtape, 2011’s Cold Day In Hell, ever materialized. Eventually unhappy at CTE, Gibbs used his Madlib-produced “Real” to diss Jeezy, adding barbs throughout the last eight years that questioned Jeezy’s G-card and his mishandling over a talented rapper.
Freddie Gibbs Calls Jeezy A “Wannabe JAY-Z” On His Real Diss Record (Audio)
Early in the new song, Freddie justifies his ways. “Sometimes, I feel like we so dope just to impress a ni**a / Man there’s so much beef within the gang, this sh*t be stressin’ ni**as / And I put my set before the gang, like who gon’ check a ni**a? / Now I’m talkin’ reckless, ni**a / Bridges get burnt, we livin’ turnt so ni**as feelings get hurt.” He uses lyrics to talk about betrayal from within his crew and issues he experienced in the street with others.
The song ends with a voicemail from Joe Rogan. Several noteworthy personalities appear on the in a similar role. $oul $old $eparately features Raekwon, Pusha-T, Anderson .Paak, Scarface, and others.
Young Jeezy – “Do It For You” ft Freddie Gibbs (Video)
The AFH playlist also features Freddie Gibbs’ recent DJ Muggs and Scarface collaboration “Street Made,” as well as new music by The Game, Vince Staples, and Madlib’s LMD project alongside MED, Declaime, and LMNO.
#BonusBeat: Freddie Gibbs joins Kendrick Lamar, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Big Daddy Kane, and others in this AFH compilation where artists name their first favorite rapper: