“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.
Limited Edition Box Set “Chick Corea Elektric Band: The Complete Studio Recordings 1986-1991” Available Now
a previously unreleased album of live recordings with the reunited classic Elektric Band
64 years after it first charted
Rocky Kramer’s Rock & Roll Tuesdays Presents “Rockin’ Around the World” On Tuesday December 5th, 2023, 7 PM PT on Twitch
will be hosting “Rockin’ Around the World”
Thanksgiving discounts on display
“It makes me feel like I’m 25, and it’s good because I’m not”
an ode to her cat… and the rest of us…
so much of it was vinyl it might not last very long
capped by Jack