“Summa Dis” off Gibbs new mixtape MIDWESTGANGSTABOXFRAMECADILLACMUZIK is excellent -the rhyming smart and cool, the beats addictive and the other hook “we keep rolling” a self-evident truth. Gibbs is all about the flow and it is because of the flow (and not the beats, which Frere-Jones notes as being original) that makes Gibbs something above the normal.
“F.R.E.D.D.I.E.” off Flood The Hood sounds more like a nightmare in Gary Indiana than an anything human. It is another criminal at work story though there doesn’t appear to be any bling floating about the neigborhood. “Everyone knows I be pimpink ho’s” Gibbs claims and it isn’t very romantic. Perhaps that is what he does best here, like early Biggie, he seems to be telling it straight. And while he trips on his ego, he doesn’t fall.
“Talkin’ ABout You” shows he can use a sample as well as anybody and there is a very strong ready for prime sound to him. But he is in his own way as depressive as Cudi: it is soul but a repressed id flow waiting to break through.
Put money on Freddie Gibbs? Perhaps but I’d need pretty damn good odds.
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – April 1983 (Volume 14, Number 11)
the final issue edited by Susan Whitall
hard rock meets classic rock meets Americana
Chuck D is at the Grammy Museum
On The Red Carpet For The Screening Of “The Beast Inside” At The Angelica Cinema, Sunday, January 29th, 2023: pictures by Billy Hess
a powerhouse performance by Sadie Katz and SohoJohnny as you never thought you’d see him
that SNL gig was excellent
Miley rises to top of the celebrity food chain
captivating, hooklined, country pop songs
it’s a bit different because it’s smaller