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August 13, 2011 @ 07:13 PM

Inactive

where it at, start it up

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ejap11_q7sY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzgrqbmBUU4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOI7Q46TQts

personally, i love freddie despite the tries at making beef, been in my top 10 for a year n a half or so
August 15, 2011 @ 03:13 PM
dalek

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Check the "best flow" thread. There was a ton of love for Gangsta Gibbs.
August 15, 2011 @ 04:47 PM
*ER!C

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dude is NICE, but he fucked himself once he signed with CTE and started taking shots at everyone..
August 15, 2011 @ 05:06 PM
Bubbs619

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Although its pretty much unheard of when naming artist founded record labels, CTE seems like the best place for him. At his core, Gibbs is still trill as fuck even though he's starting to see some success. No better way to get your name out there even more than to fire shots at the freshmen ruling elite. It sure as hell was entertaining too. Hopefully his talent isn't wasted doe

www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WdGn2ccJ6A
www.youtube.com/watch?v=udncBcLVnGo
August 15, 2011 @ 05:24 PM
YungBrooklyn

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His best verse was on this track
www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Al3VmPNzBE
August 15, 2011 @ 05:34 PM
*ER!C

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^^flow was impeccable, agreed! cool
August 15, 2011 @ 05:44 PM
dalek

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"Reportin' live from the Devil's palace, breakfast here: two titties, two blunts, and a turkey bacon sandwich."

Ill.coolcoolcool

His flow is ridiculous on this:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ed4GJX8nf_g

And this:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaCziLYMeEs

Here's some others:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bn_q-kZLieU

www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6udb3mM_04
August 15, 2011 @ 06:00 PM
dalek

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Just read his wikipedia and found this gem:

"Although widely considered a matter of personal opinion, Gibbs is arguably the greatest rapper ever, living or dead."
August 16, 2011 @ 03:07 PM
dalek

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August 16, 2011 @ 07:14 PM

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"Reportin' live from the Devil's palace, breakfast here: two titties, two blunts, and a turkey bacon sandwich."

Ill.coolcoolcool

His flow is ridiculous on this:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ed4GJX8nf_g

And this:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaCziLYMeEs

Here's some others:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bn_q-kZLieU

www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6udb3mM_04


whoever picked the location for the national anthem video in the part when freddie plays the slave fucked up, i dont think there were ever pick ups back in the slave days lol still dope ass song that whole ep is fucking gully minus the first track, what a bad feature and lackluster beat
August 16, 2011 @ 07:30 PM
Freddie Benson

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Gibbs might be the realest ♥♥♥♥♥ out right now and the National Anthem is that shit coolcoolcool

anal del rey http://yellow-stuff.com

August 16, 2011 @ 07:55 PM
jeanluc

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nobody likes Personal O.G.?
August 16, 2011 @ 10:22 PM
TheAbstrakt

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^^driving high to that is the best
August 17, 2011 @ 08:48 AM
ouija

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I just started bumping him, I saw that he called out Lil B for his album title at a show, but who else has he taken shots at?
August 17, 2011 @ 08:54 AM
ouija

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Although its pretty much unheard of when naming artist founded record labels, CTE seems like the best place for him. At his core, Gibbs is still trill as fuck even though he's starting to see some success. No better way to get your name out there even more than to fire shots at the freshmen ruling elite. It sure as hell was entertaining too. Hopefully his talent isn't wasted doe

www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WdGn2ccJ6A
www.youtube.com/watch?v=udncBcLVnGo


Also, he fu****g rapped circles around Jeezy in that first video
August 17, 2011 @ 05:06 PM
August 17, 2011 @ 05:20 PM
MH3pworth

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Freddie Gibbs is super dope really looking forward to his work with chicago producers "the odd couple" coming soon.
November 23, 2011 @ 07:20 AM
cheezyDaba

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGaErZIINso


damn embeds here a fucked. but ^^^^^ crack
November 23, 2011 @ 10:06 AM
xVILLN

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His best verse was on this track
www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Al3VmPNzBE


yes coolcool

http://illestxvillian.tumblr.com/

March 31, 2012 @ 05:47 PM
erico223

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6udb3mM_04
"rock bottom"

trill shit
April 3, 2012 @ 02:30 AM
thrillmatic

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His interviews are too fuckin hot to touch. To save y'all the effort of reading them: let me just put off the best quotes of all:

On Kim and Kourtney Kardashian:

"...you can keep Khloe—Lamar got that. Keep that bitch.

That nigga Lamar [Odom] got Khloe so he could practice with that bitch. She’s 6’5”—fuck that. That bitch is a small forward. At the crib, man, bitch plays the three-spot. I don’t understand how you can have two sisters that fucking bad and then you just get Khloe. She ain’t nice. I’d smash...on a drunk night."

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"I wanted to fuck Foxy Brown for a while, but then she got fat."

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"She needs to come my way with it. I'd fuck that voodoo pussy. Erykah Badu can make a voodoo doll out of a nigga. She got some kind of magic shit that have you on shrooms or some shit."

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On how Pilar Sanders (Deion's wife) is a 10 and how he feels about ugly broads with made men cause they had kids together:

"Nah, fuck that, you gotta cut that bitch or we gotta be friends. We red carpet status—you gotta have an arm-piece. If you see me with a girl, she’s gonna be an arm-piece. If she’s not then bitch is gonna be walking like five feet behind me. Ten feet! I’m not gonna be with her, it’s public eye now. I was just Frederick; now, I’m Freddie Gibbs. I can’t be with no ugly bitch. They might put me on Media Takeout or some shit."

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"Jill Scott got some big ass titties. Nigga, she need a breast reduction. But before she get a breast reduction, I wanna suck them titties."

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"I seen a picture of Nia Long and she was pregnant. I wish that was my baby. She pregnant, man; I almost cried. I wish that was my baby so bad. Ever since Boyz N The Hood, I've wanted to make a baby with Nia Long."

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Complex: When you signed to CTE, it was right after Ross signed a few people to MMG. It almost looked like a chess move on Jeezy’s part.

FG: "Yeah, it looked like that. But trust me, the shit we’re doing has nothing to do with the shit going on over there. It looked like that, but he ain’t trying to build no big Voltron robot to go against this nigga’s Voltron robot. It’s definitely not like that. It’s just thug niggas fucking with other real thug niggas."

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C: Last time we spoke, you brought up the photo of Lil Wayne kissing Baby...

FG: "I ain’t got no problem with Lil Wayne. Jeezy just did a song with Lil Wayne."

C: Does the stuff you’ve said before ever come up?

FG: "About how he kissed somebody? That’s well-known. I just said something about it. People be like, “Oh, you dissed him.” I didn’t. I like that “Ballin” song Jeezy got Wayne on. Lil Wayne makes good music, he’s one of the best rappers. You can’t take that shit from him.

He’s like a nigga in basketball. You can play basketball, but off the court the nigga probably snort cocaine or is gay or some shit like that. I ain’t knocking your game on the court. Your off-the-court shit, it is what it is.

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C:Who else have you run into?

FG: I just saw Wiz. Me & Curren$y did a show in Chicago and Wiz was there. Wiz was looking kinda scared of me. I was like “Wiz! You can come on, we ain’t gone hurt you.” He’s like “Okay man.” He seen all the niggas from Gary, Indiana. I’ve got like five or six dudes with me and they’re certified niggas. Most of these niggas will have like 30 niggas with them, but only two gonna fight. They just gone stand back. Trust me, I’ve seen it.

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“What’s up Gibbs, I (DJ Khaled) fuck with your shit. Congrats.” And it’s love. That motherfucker’s the biggest DJ in Miami, I respect his shit. I just didn’t like that he was rapping. I don’t think a lot of DJ niggas should do that because it’s corny and it takes away from the time and effort that niggas like me put into the craft. You don’t see me with no motherfucking turntables.

I like DJ Khaled, he’s funny as fuck. I seen him at King of Diamonds and there were bitches all around him. That nigga was in a Phantom. You gone get some pussy if you’ve got a Phantom. I can’t hate on a nigga with a Phantom. When I seen him rap I was like “Aww….”

But that doesn’t mean these niggas is bad people. But they ain’t gone beat my ass when they see me. It’s just criticism. It just happens to get out and then some people take offense to it. There’s motherfuckers out there that don’t like my shit. It’s cool. Just don’t call me a bitch or a fag or nothing. Don’t disrespect me and it’s all good.

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"I don’t mind a motherfucker being weird. Odd Future, them niggas is definitely weird as fuck. But what they’ve got, it’s their shit. They’re not weird as fuck and trying to be gangsta or trying to be playas. Them niggas is weird and they’re weird. That’s what’s up. I got this street shit over here on lock.

The problem I think with rap right now is too many niggas without an identity. They don’t know what they want to be. If there’s a certain trend that’s hot, they gone run with that. If everybody throw on nut-tight jeans, that’s what these niggas do. And that shit is lame to me, that’s all."

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C: And what about Big Sean? He’s got a lane.

FG: "Yeah…he’s got a lane… These niggas don’t know what they want to be. If it was the most popping shit to be the most gangsta nigga—like it was back in the day—I guarantee them niggas would be on some hard shit. I guarantee they’d be twisting their fingers up. They already be trying to do it! It’ll be the element of niggas they be around and then they get on that brolic shit. Drake be throwing gang signs and shit, I be seeing whatever the fuck he’s throwing up. I don’t know. He go to the wrong place and he’ll be fucked up.

It’s just the nature of the times. It’s cool to be that corny motherfucker wearing the little jeans now, I guess. Girls like that. It’s cool to be the pretty boy. I don’t even know what these niggas is. I can’t even pinpoint them. I just be like, “What are you, my nigga? What’s your story?” I don’t like rap that doesn’t have a story behind it.

Like, you was just working at K-Mart and started rapping or something like that? It’s the backspin behind shit. How can I get to know you as a person by listening to your music? And what am I getting? What experience are you bringing me outside of a nigga rapping about fucking some bitches and you being hot? I just saw a Yung Berg video where he keeps being like, “Don’t make me do it.” I’m like, “Don’t make you do what? Get your chain took again?”

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C: Well Wale’s definitely someone I’d compare to a Big Sean-kind of guy.

FG: What kind of guy is that? See, you can’t even fucking pinpoint it. You can’t even put these niggas in a box and label it. All of these niggas. Big Sean, Wale. You just said “Big Sean is like a Wale kind of guy.” What is that? Fucking weirdos, right?

C: No, the weirdos would be like Lil B. That’s Swag Rap.

FG: That’s some buttfuck rap. That’s a whole issue. I’m saying, you can’t even put these niggas [like Wale and Big Sean] in a category. You don’t know what the fuck they are. I’m a gangsta rapper. That shit is just like if you had a box in here of shit you didn’t want, it was just miscellaneous shit, that’s where you’d throw them niggas. It’s a box of lost and found shit.

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FG: "Motherfuckers are just like, “Yeah nigga, I got 50 guns.” Shut the fuck up, nigga. Come to my hood. I’ll show you 50 guns."

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CLast time we asked, you had a funny story. So when was the last time you got into a fight?

FG: "A few months ago when I punched this nigga in the eye because his dog bit my dog. It wasn’t even really a fight, I hit the nigga two times and he didn’t hit me back. It happened in downtown L.A. I was walking my dog and then this motherfucker was like, “Oh, I got a pitbull too!” I’m like, “Okay man, cool.”

But then he pushed their heads together and then they start fighting. I didn’t want to get in the middle of that shit cause I didn’t want to get bit. So I just kicked his dog in the head, to separate them. That’s what you do to a pit, just hit ‘em in the head. So I kicked the fuck outta his dog and he pushed me like, “Don’t kick my fucking dog.” So I just fired on him. Boom, boom.

He was like, “Man, what the fuck! I’m going to call the cops!” I was like, “Fuck you, I’m about to go up to my apartment, [get my gun], and shoot you and your dog.” I came back down with my gun too. But he left.

In [my hometown] Gary, Indiana, I could’ve killed him and his dog, and just sat there. But not in L.A., I’m already on probation for my gun. In Gary, if a nigga’s dog bites you, you can shoot the nigga and his dog. In Gary, they ain’t tripping."

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"Rapelisberger. I’m glad Tebow bounced his ass out the playoffs. Fuck the Steelers, man. Motherfucker looking like a 1920s mob boss with that hat on and shit."

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Complex: During the time period before that when you were playing the sports in high school, were you getting into trouble in Gary?

Freddie Gibbs: "Yeah, a little trouble here and there. I caught my first felony gun charge when I was 19. I got caught with a dirty gun. Getting caught stealing shit, but nothing ever really stuck. Getting picked up and questioned about plenty of murders. Probably over 20. They thought you did it, or knew who did it. Gary is small. Everybody knows everybody. And they only solve less than 10% of the murders. So if they don't got no witness or no weapon, police would come on our block and pick everybody up who's standing outside and beat niggas up."

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Complex: Once you left Ball State and started focusing on rapping, you were signed to Interscope in 2005 by the same A&R, Joe "3H" Weinberger, who almost signed Kanye West to Capitol Records. Why did that end up not working out?

Freddie Gibbs: "He was a "dickriding-type" dude, so he wasn't into the project. He basically fucked me over and played with my life pretty much. He left Interscope and said he was gonna take me with him to Warner and it didn't happen. I didn't get no big advance. I got like 30 Gs. I was just in a bad situation, so after that little money ran out I had to go back to Gary. He saw the trends of rap starting to shift away from the gangsta shit. He saw more of these fuckboys coming into the game. These "Charles Hamilton-type" niggas making that "bubblegum-bullshit" rap. He saw that and wanted to latch onto that, instead of latching on to what was real. He saw a dollar-sign opportunity. I ain't no racist motherfucker, but it was the Jew in him."

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Complex: Just Blaze had mentioned on Twitter that he wanted a check, right?

Freddie Gibbs: "Yeah. [Laughs.] He was like, "Can I get my Freddie Gibbs check?" And I was like, "Yeah, holla at 3H for that one." But I worked with you off the Interscope budget. But yet at the same time, Just, I respect him and everything he do. I don't want nobody thinking I'm taking advantage of them or no shit like that 'cause I definitely wasn't. We made good music together, and I gotta put it out. Shit, he a rich nigga, he understand that shit. I'm trying to get to his level. One fucking song. For a motherfucker to trip like that, then you know. Whatever, I ain't tripping on that. Rap niggas and the niggas in this industry I don't even pay no attention to 'em, cause ain't none of them gonna come whoop my ass. Ain't none of them gonna come say nothing to me. So I just be like, whatever. [Laughs.] Motherfuckers hide behind they computers and say little bullshit all day, but 99% of these niggas ain't 100, man, so I don't really give no fuck. I love Just Blaze music, definitely would love to get back in the lab with him. But I don't owe that nigga a goddamn thing. I don't owe that nigga shit. [Laughs.]"

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Freddie Gibbs Talks Major Label Saga, "Str8 Killa," Rapping DJs & Rick Ross
By Complex Mag | Jul 29, 2010 | 7:37 pm | Permalink
Freddie Gibbs Talks Major Label Saga, "Str8 Killa," Rapping DJs & Rick Ross

If not for his talent, Freddie Gibbs would be another example of "when keeping it real goes wrong." At a time when emo-rap has begun to assert itself as hip-hop's dominant sub-genre, the Gary, Indiana rapper stubbornly clutches onto gangsta rap like it's a life preserver and his boat has just capsized at sea. His insistence on not compromising his street pedigree and remaining Gangsta Gibbs is probably why Interscope had no idea what to do with him when they signed him in 2005. It's also probably why, after being dropped from the label in 2007 and taking a short break from rapping, he was embraced so heavily when he came back. His trilogy of mixtapes (The Labels Tryin' To Kill Me, The Miseducation of Freddie Gibbs, and midwestgangstaboxframecadillacmuzik) got him so hot that XXL put the indie heavyweight on their "Freshman" cover earlier this year.

Gibbs has more than adequately capitalized on his buzz, headlining the Pitchfork Music Festival and building anticipation for his upcoming EP, Str8 Killa, which will be his first retail release and is accompanied by a new mixtape, Str8 Killa, No Filla (today's Download It Now). Freddie will have little time to bask in the glow of finally having something on store shelves though, because he's also been recording an album with Alchemist (Devil's Palace), working on songs with a new supergroup he's formed with Bun B, Chuck Inglish, and Chip Tha Ripper, and prepping what looks like will be his major label debut, The Baby-Faced Killa. Based in Los Angeles now, Complex got Gibbs on the phone to talk about his current label situation, the difference between him and Rick Ross, and why he doesn't care for DJ Khaled rapping.

Interview by Toshitaka Kondo

Complex: We heard you initially started rapping while selling drugs at your friend and producer Finger Roll's studio in Gary.

Freddie Gibbs: Yeah, I was hustling in my homeboy's studio. You know everybody was up there selling them buds, selling them pills. A couple of my homeboys was rapping so I just went in. [Finger Roll] taught me everything. How to record, structure a song, everything I know when it comes to becoming a rap artist. I started messing with it, and once I got to a level that people could listen to and appreciate, I was like, maybe I should pursue this. I was 20, 21.

Complex: You didn't have any rap aspirations before that?

Freddie Gibbs: Nah, I never thought about rapping. I never pursued it or anything in that nature. I was always into sports, bitches. I played wide receiver in high school, then I went to college at Ball State and played safety. I loved listening to it. But I never wanted to do it. I always knew that I would be some type of public figure, but I never knew that it would be rapping. 'Cause my dad sang. I saw him deal with the ills of the music industry, just on the outside looking in. He was a nigga with some talent that didn't know how to get it across and couldn't get a break. I didn't wanna deal with that shit. I'd look at him everyday. He'd be unemployed, singing little gigs in little clubs. And my mama had to take care of the whole household. I looked at that nigga like, ain't no way I'd struggle tryna chase some bullshit dream. I always looked at that shit as stupid. I saw my dad go without for years.

Complex: During the time period before that when you were playing the sports in high school, were you getting into trouble in Gary?

Freddie Gibbs: Yeah, a little trouble here and there. I caught my first felony gun charge when I was 19. I got caught with a dirty gun. Getting caught stealing shit, but nothing ever really stuck. Getting picked up and questioned about plenty of murders. Probably over 20. They thought you did it, or knew who did it. Gary is small. Everybody knows everybody. And they only solve less than 10% of the murders. So if they don't got no witness or no weapon, police would come on our block and pick everybody up who's standing outside and beat niggas up.

Complex: Once you left Ball State and started focusing on rapping, you were signed to Interscope in 2005 by the same A&R, Joe "3H" Weinberger, who almost signed Kanye West to Capitol Records. Why did that end up not working out?

Freddie Gibbs: He was a "dickriding-type" dude, so he wasn't into the project. He basically fucked me over and played with my life pretty much. He left Interscope and said he was gonna take me with him to Warner and it didn't happen. I didn't get no big advance. I got like 30 Gs. I was just in a bad situation, so after that little money ran out I had to go back to Gary. He saw the trends of rap starting to shift away from the gangsta shit. He saw more of these fuckboys coming into the game. These "Charles Hamilton-type" niggas making that "bubblegum-bullshit" rap. He saw that and wanted to latch onto that, instead of latching on to what was real. He saw a dollar-sign opportunity. I ain't no racist motherfucker, but it was the Jew in him. He started fucking with Charles and saying rap was dead and he was going in a different direction, but didn't have the nuts to tell me. He was about to sign Charles to Interscope. He was trying to take him to Warner, but Interscope gave Charles a better offer. A lot of people around him thought I was dope. It was the whole "50 Cent" era, and everything was blowing up over there at Interscope. He wanted his own hard gangsta rapper. But it's like me and 50 Cent totally different. We both do street rap, but we both do it from two way totally different perspectives. [3H] was just trying to be like Eminem and Paul Rosenberg. He had a "First Look" deal through Shady and Paul Rosenberg and Eminem had the chance to sign me. I was signed to Interscope for six months, and the parameters of the deal with Shady was within six months of my Interscope deal being signed, they could either sign me or not sign me. They passed on me.

Complex: Did you like actually go sit down with them?

Freddie Gibbs: I sat down with Paul. Eminem heard my music and he didn't wanna take a meeting with me.

Complex: Was that disappointing to you?

Freddie Gibbs: I guess it was disappointing because I saw he signed niggas like Ca$his and I was like, man, get the fuck outta here. These busters can't hold a candle to me. It was a lot of youth in those feelings. I just wasn't in the right state of mind at the time. I felt like they were shitting on me. Like I wasn't dope or something like that. But in the grand scheme of things that just gave me the mentality like, fuck these niggas, I'ma show 'em. I ain't mad at them at all for not signing. It was a blessing in disguise. But once they said "no," my shit was in limbo. And then [Interscope] was trying to stick me with whoever they could stick me with. They tried to stick me with Polow, and that whole Zone 4 shit. Polow passed on it.

Complex: Did they try and stick you with G-Unit?

Freddie Gibbs: I think the whole Shady thing blew that out the water. I ain't really wanna be the 12th nigga on G-Unit at that time 'cause they had like 13 niggas. They had like M.O.P. They signed Hot Rod. They was signing busters too, 'cause Hot Rod a buster. I don't know him, I just think his music sucks. [Laughs.]

Complex: So then you just went back to hustling?

Freddie Gibbs: Yeah I did that in L.A., Atlanta, Gary, all over. Wherever I could make a dollar at. I had a child on the way, so I was real focused. I was in Atlanta hustling. Southside, Northside, Marietta, Westside, all of that shit. I had the homies down there, and we were shipping green to Atlanta from Gary. Getting pills from Atlanta, taking them to Gary. Getting in shootouts, doing all kinds of bullshit. Josh [The Goon] had hit me up, and was like, "I think you need to give it another shot." And I was like, "Yeah, right."

Complex: Once you did start focusing on music again, the mixtapes you released—The Miseducation of Freddie Gibbs and midwestgangstaboxframecadillacmuzik—had material you recorded while signed to Interscope. I heard some of the producers were complaining about you releasing music and not letting them know and also about not getting paid.

Freddie Gibbs: Yeah, a couple of them. They just tripping, but for the most part everybody showed love. They know that I wasn't playing them or nothing like that. Plus most of them producers, they got a front end on them beats. 3H was trying to make buddies with everybody, so he was just passing out checks on my budget.

Complex: Just Blaze had mentioned on Twitter that he wanted a check, right?

Freddie Gibbs: Yeah. [Laughs.] He was like, "Can I get my Freddie Gibbs check?" And I was like, "Yeah, holla at 3H for that one." But I worked with you off the Interscope budget. But yet at the same time, Just, I respect him and everything he do. I don't want nobody thinking I'm taking advantage of them or no shit like that 'cause I definitely wasn't. We made good music together, and I gotta put it out. Shit, he a rich nigga, he understand that shit. I'm trying to get to his level. One fucking song. For a motherfucker to trip like that, then you know. Whatever, I ain't tripping on that. Rap niggas and the niggas in this industry I don't even pay no attention to 'em, cause ain't none of them gonna come whoop my ass. Ain't none of them gonna come say nothing to me. So I just be like, whatever. [Laughs.] Motherfuckers hide behind they computers and say little bullshit all day, but 99% of these niggas ain't 100, man, so I don't really give no fuck. I love Just Blaze music, definitely would love to get back in the lab with him. But I don't owe that nigga a goddamn thing. I don't owe that nigga shit. [Laughs.]

Complex: Were there any other producers that have said anything?

Freddie Gibbs: Hell nah. Everybody else was down with it and they cool. Niggas down to work with a nigga. I ain't taking advantage of no nigga. I ain't trying to get a nigga to do nothing for me for free. He didn't do that shit for free. He got paid. I don't really care nothing about these dudes' feelings on that shit. Like I said: I respect him, I love his work, but I don't owe him shit.

Complex: How much would you say Interscope spent on your project?

Freddie Gibbs: They probably spent over half a million dollars on me and these producers like Polow, Just Blaze. Interscope was putting money back into their own pocket 'cause I was using their studio in the back of the building and they charging us out the budget for studio time. [Laughs.] You know how that situation go. So people, they can be like, yeah, we spent this—but they ain't really spent shit. All Interscope did with the budget is pay themselves. They probably spent a 100 grand. A lot of that shit went in 3H's pockets and my crooked-ass [former] managers and lawyers.

Complex: Who was your former manager?

Freddie Gibbs: This dude named Barry Williams from Violator. He was 50 Cent's manager, too. I wasn't dealing with Chris Lighty at all. It was Barry and this other guy named Mel. They was all cool with 3H. 3H picked the manager and lawyers. It seemed like a good decision at the time, 'cause I had not been exposed to the industry whatsoever yet. So I didn't know who was a good manager. I'm a loyal dude. I tried to follow [3H], as much as possible. They wasn't gonna point me in the wrong direction. You know, we a team. But I was wrong about that.

Complex: Switching topics: One of the hottest rappers right now is Rick Ross. One of your recent tweets read: "Who are you? Rick Ross, Big Meech or Larry Hoover? the rap game is like halloween every day?"

Freddie Gibbs: [Laughs.] That's real, man. That dude makes good records, but I just can't support no bold-faced lying on records. I guess he's entertaining people. It's like a movie, like Scarface. He can have that fake lane. I'll stay in the real lane. We got a non-fiction lane of rap, that's how I'm looking at it now. So you got that fiction lane over there where they're doing all them. I do the non-fiction, the autobiography, the real shit. It's all good. Shit like that just make it easier for me to stand out, and easier for me to put my work in to be highly respected. I'll never ever fabricate nothing or act like I'm something that I'm not or try to be another nigga. I can't do that. I just think you gotta respect the streets and respect this Midwest culture. I mean you can't really trip on him yelling names out. This the same dude that told you he knew Noriega when he first came out, so...

Complex: On the flip side of that, does it make it harder for you because it seems like these days if you make good music, people don't really care whether or not you're being genuine?

Freddie Gibbs: "Rap's so fucking watered down right now, you can be a motherfucking C.O., you can kiss a nigga, and as long as you making good music, these niggas don't give a fuck...I was never no coke boss of my neighborhood. I was a shooter, a corner boy. So that's the perspective I gotta tell you from. I can't tell you that perspective with no nigga that live in those million-dollar houses, I ain't never had that."

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First Fight Incident

Complex: Talking to you, you obviously don't seem to have a problem with confrontations. When's the last time you got in a fight?

Freddie Gibbs: "Shit, that's a good question. Probably like about a month ago. I wouldn't even really call it a fight. I just beat a nigga's ass for coming sideways at the gym out in L.A. at a pickup basketball game. A nigga was playing basketball talking all crazy. I had to knock his ass out. It ain't really been no fights as of late, it's been more like lopsided victories. I ain't really had to sweat too much fighting nobody as of late. At L.A. Fitness, motherfucker was acting crazy. Motherfucker out here get to popping that "bitch" word too much and I ain't take too kindly to that. Ain't nobody, man or female gonna call me a "bitch" so I had to show him what a "bitch" was. My granddaddy said, "Don't let nobody call you a bitch." In the midst of the game, nigga was foul, and I was talking shit, but I aint call him no "bitch." Once he did that, he went too far and he had to get his motherfucking face cracked."

Complex: So you just stopped the game and laid the dude out?

Freddie Gibbs: "Yeah, he was laid out. I mean he was talking shit acting like he wanted to do something, but there was too much blood coming out of his mouth and his nose. So he didn't wanna do nothing. I hit the nigga and left cause I ain't gonna sit there and wait for no police activity to start up. I'm on probation for five years—three years now—for felony gun possession in California. So basically I got two gun charges. I got one in Indiana and one out here in California so I gotta keep my nose clean."

"Rap in 2012 is basically just a mad dash for people of EVERY human subset to be represented by a rapper." - damnwitless1

April 3, 2012 @ 06:43 AM
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I just realized he sampled Sade on "My Homeboy's Girlfriend."

Cold. cool

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