Freddie Gibbs

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Freddie Gibbs
Freddie-Gibbs-10.png
Gibbs in 2011
Background information
Birth nameFredrick Tipton
Born(1982-06-28) June 28, 1982 (age 31)
OriginGary, Indiana, United States
GenresHip hop
OccupationsRapper
Years active2003–present
LabelsE$GN, Str8 Slammin' (current) CTE World (former)
Associated actsP.O.C. (King Chip, The Cool Kids), Madlib, Ski Beatz, Statik Selektah, Jay Rock
WebsiteFreddie Gibbs
 
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Freddie Gibbs
Freddie-Gibbs-10.png
Gibbs in 2011
Background information
Birth nameFredrick Tipton
Born(1982-06-28) June 28, 1982 (age 31)
OriginGary, Indiana, United States
GenresHip hop
OccupationsRapper
Years active2003–present
LabelsE$GN, Str8 Slammin' (current) CTE World (former)
Associated actsP.O.C. (King Chip, The Cool Kids), Madlib, Ski Beatz, Statik Selektah, Jay Rock
WebsiteFreddie Gibbs

Fredrick Tipton (born June 28, 1982), better known by his stage name Freddie Gibbs, is an American rapper from Gary, Indiana. Active since 2003, he is also a member of the hip hop group, Str8 Slammin' Click.

Early life[edit]

Freddie Gibbs was born and raised in Gary, Indiana and grew up at 17th and Virginia St. on the city's east side.[1] Gibbs signed with Interscope Records in 2006, after which he moved to Los Angeles and recorded a debut album, but a year later the management of Interscope changed hands and the rapper was dropped.[2]

Career[edit]

2009: The Miseducation of Freddie Gibbs[edit]

In 2009, Freddie Gibbs released The Miseducation of Freddie Gibbs, which is a compilation of his work to that date, mixing mixtape tracks with unreleased studio material—and midwestgangstaboxframecadillacmuzik—a collection of new music.[3] Both were released for free to the internet.[4]

2011–2012: Mixtapes[edit]

On October 31, 2011, Gibbs released his ninth mixtape Cold Day In Hell, featuring guest appearances from Young Jeezy, Juicy J, Freeway and Dom Kennedy. Production comes from J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Big K.R.I.T., Cardo, DJ Burn One, Speakerbomb, Block Beattaz, Beatnick & K-Salaam and more. On February 18, 2011, Freddie Gibbs announced on his website that he has joined up with Cleveland's Chip tha Ripper and Chuck Inglish and Mikey Rocks of The Cool Kids to form the hip hop group, Pulled Over by the Cops (P.O.C.).[5] On September 25, 2012, Freddie Gibbs released his tenth mixtape Baby Face Killa featuring guest appearances from Young Jeezy, Krayzie Bone, SpaceGhostPurrp, Dom Kennedy, Jadakiss, Kirko Bangz, Jay Rock and Currensy among others.[6] On December 11, 2012 Gibbs announced he was no longer a member of Young Jeezy's CTE label. He elaborated saying there is no beef between the two rappers.[7]

2013–present: ESGN[edit]

Gibbs joined fellow hip-hop artists Brianna Perry and Ace Hood on the 2013 Forgiato Fest at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Florida, on April 6, 2013.[8] On May 27, 2013, Freddie Gibbs announced he would be releasing his debut album ESGN on July 9, 2013.[8] The album ended up being released on June 20, 2013, three weeks before the planned release date.[9] On January 17, 2014, Freddie Gibbs announced that he was 75% complete with his second studio album Eastside Slim, due for release in 2014.[10]

Recognition[edit]

Critics have recognized Gibbs' technically proficient and stylistically diverse rapping ability. He was featured on the Max Payne 3 official soundtrack and the NBA 2K12 official soundtrack,[11] and more recently on the Grand Theft Auto V soundtrack.

Influences[edit]

Freddie Gibbs lists as his influences artists such as Scarface, Tupac Shakur, Nas, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, The Geto Boys, UGK, Three 6 Mafia, OutKast, Jay-Z, Raekwon, Eminem, Twista, Ice Cube, Noreaga, Ol' Dirty Bastard.[12]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positions
USUS R&B
[13]
US
Rap
ESGN[14]2417
Eastside Slim
  • Released: 2014
  • Label: ESGN
  • Formats: CD, digital download
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

Collaboration albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positions
USUS R&BUS
Rap
Piñata
(with Madlib)
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

Extended Plays[edit]

List of EPs, with selected chart positions and certifications
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positions
USUS
R&B/HH

[16]
US
Rap
Str8 Killa
  • Released: August 3, 2010
  • Label: Decon Records, Gibbs Family
  • Format: Digital download
48
Lord Giveth, Lord Taketh Away
(with Statik Selektah)
  • Released: June 24, 2011
  • Label: Corporate Thugz, Showoff Records
  • Format: Digital download
Thuggin'
(with Madlib)
Shame
(with Madlib)
  • Released: June 26, 2012
  • Label: Madlib Invazion
  • Format: Digital download
Deeper
(with Madlib)
  • Released: September 24, 2013
  • Label: Madlib Invazion
  • Format: Digital download
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

Mixtapes[edit]

List of mixtapes, with year released
TitleAlbum details
Full Metal Jackit: The Mixtape [Vol. 1]
  • Released: 2004
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
Full Metal Jackit: The Mixtape [Vol. 2]
  • Released: 2004
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
Live from Gary, Indiana [Part 1]
  • Released: 2007
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
Live from Gary, Indiana [Part 2]
  • Released: 2008
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
The Miseducation of Freddie Gibbs
  • Released: May 21, 2009
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
midwestgangstaboxframecadillacmuzik
  • Released: August 27, 2009
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
The Labels Tryin To Kill Me!
  • Released: December 2, 2009
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
Str8 Killa No Filla
  • Released: July 27, 2010
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
Cold Day In Hell
  • Released: October 31, 2011
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
Baby Face Killa
  • Released: September 25, 2012
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
Anybody Killa[17]
  • Released: TBA
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
TitleYearOther artist(s)Album
"Contact"2010El PrezAnimal Style!
"Something New"YPClosed Sessions Vol. 2
"Field Nigga Blues"Mikkey Halsted, BJ the Chicago KidThe Darkroom
"The M.O.B."Yukmouth, Jay HoodThuggin' & Mobbin'
"On My Own"Mikkey HalstedThe Breakout
"38"2011Young JeezyThug Motivation 103: Hustlerz Ambition
"Rough"The Real Is Back 2
"Nicks to Bricks"
"Gotta See This"Young Jeezy, JW
"Sittin' Low"Young Jeezy, Scrilla
"Caught in a Daze"David DallasThe Rose Tint
"Chill"Trackademicks, Phonte and 1-O.A.K.Fresh Coastin'
"Hard as They Come (Act I)"CunninLynguistsOneirology
"Illegal"Ski Beatz24 Hour Karate School Part 2
"It's All About Me"Cory Mo, Z-Ro, Killa KyleonCountry Rap Tunes
"Let Me Ride"KDG-Fluid
"Mafia"Hit Skrewface, D-EdgeHitsville USA Vol. 2
"On My Shit"211Product of the Block 2
"Play the Game"Statik Selektah, Big K.R.I.T.Population Control
"Scottie Pippen"Curren$y, The AlchemistCovert Coup
"Talk to Me"Young Jeezy, EminemN/A
"VCR"The Hood Internet, Class Actress, Telli of NinjasonikUncovered -- Volume 3 (A Unique Collection of Cool Covers)
"Built for This"2012Method Man, StreetLifeThe Man with the Iron Fists OST
"Cloud of Endo"Tony Williams, STSSome Of My Best Rappers are Friends
"Come Come"The Kickdrums, Hot as SunFollow the Leaders
"Criminal"ZZ WardTil the Casket Drops
"Kush Cologne"Yukmouth, Belo, SmiggzHalf Baked
"Joy & Pain"ANTHMJoy & Pain
"Make it Out Alive"1982 (Statik Selektah & Termanology), Crooked I2012
"Remember"Sean PriceMic Tyson
"Till the Angels Come"Domo Genesis, The Alchemist, ProdigyNo Idols
"Trapp Assassin"2013DJ MuggsN/A
"New Day"[18]RaekwonLost Jewlry
"Make Believe"[19]Statik Selektah, Easy Money, TermanologyExtended Play
"Need More"Joey FattsChipper Jones Vol. 2
"Black Gringo"QualmesN/A
"Listen"2ElevenNo Brakes
"Tesla"The Alchemist, Domo Genesis, Hodgy BeatsSSUR
"F'N Right"Jon ConnorUnconscious State
"In the Rain"J. Stalin, The World's FreshestMiracle & Nightmare On 10th Street
"The Return"Danny BrownOld
"I Don't Give A Fuck 3.0"Peter Jackson, Jon Connor, SwizZz, Aasim ConsequenceGood Company
"Holdin On"FlumeFlume Deluxe Edition

References[edit]

  1. ^ Weiss, Jeff (December 2, 2009). "The Miseducation of Freddie Gibbs". 
  2. ^ Lipshutz, Jason (August 2, 2010). "Freddie Gibb Revives Gangster Rap on 'Str8 Killa' EP". 
  3. ^ Tom Breihan. "Freddie Gibbs:The Miseducation of Freddie Gibbs / Midwestgangstaboxframecadillacmuzik". pitchfork.com. Retrieved 2012-02-06. 
  4. ^ DX Staffaccess. "Mixtape Wrapup (August/September)". pitchfork.com. Retrieved 2012-02-06. 
  5. ^ Freddie Gibbs. "Freddie Gibbs - BLOG - P.O.C. Pulled Over by the Cops "Authority"". freddiegibbs.com. Retrieved 2012-02-06. 
  6. ^ "Download Freddie Gibbs' Baby Face Killa Mixtape | News". Pitchfork. 2012-09-25. Retrieved 2013-06-07. 
  7. ^ Vasquez, Andres (2012-12-11). "Freddie Gibbs Leaves Young Jeezy's Label, Says They "Move In Different Ways"". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2013-06-07. 
  8. ^ a b "Forgiato Fest 2013 > Forgiato Fest 2013 Line-up, Ticket Info". Songkick. songkick.com. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  9. ^ http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.24082/title.freddie-gibbs-esgn-release-date-cover-art-tracklist-
  10. ^ http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2014/01/freddie-gibbs-to-release-new-album-this-year/
  11. ^ "Str8 Killa EP Review". Pitchfork Media. 
  12. ^ Burgess, Omar (2012-11-08). "Freddie Gibbs Describes His Partnerships With Madlib And Young Jeezy". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2013-06-07. 
  13. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/302445/freddie-gibbs/chart?f=333
  14. ^ Paine, Jake (24 May 2013). "Freddie Gibbs Confirms Next Solo Album". HipHopDX. Retrieved 24 May 2013. 
  15. ^ "Check Out Freddie Gibbs and Madlib's New Collaboration, "Robes," with Earl Sweatshirt and Domo Genesis". Complex. 2014-01-29. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 
  16. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/302445/freddie-gibbs/chart?f=333
  17. ^ http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2013/09/freddie-gibbs-debuts-new-song-australia/
  18. ^ Ryon, Sean (11 January 2013). "Raekwon "Lost Jewlry" EP Tracklist & Cover Art". HipHopDX. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  19. ^ Paine, Jake (May 17, 2013). "Statik Selektah "Extended Play" Release Date, Cover Art & Tracklist". HipHop DX. Retrieved May 17, 2013. 

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