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Big Boss Rabbit – [Freddie Gibbs]

Although Freddie Gibbs might’ve lost Best Rap Album at the Grammys by a hair to the legendary Nas, he decided he still wanted to show the man some respect and did so by putting his own spin on the 2001 Stillmatic hit “You’re Da Man” in his brand-new song entitled “Big Boss Rabbit”. Opening up, you can hear some inspiring synths or violins of some sort before the crispiest percussion and pounding drums enter into the picture for a foundation that is almost too perfect for Freddie. As soon as these elements come into play, Freddie also begins to spit some ruthlessly uninterrupted bars like only he knows how. His voice is deep and smooth as we’ve grown used to hearing from the impressive veteran, yet there’s something about this song that just sounds even more buttery than ever before. There’s just something about his effortless delivery with his low tone of voice that works so well with the higher-pitched parts of the melody, tying everything together for another awesome single. Along with this new song comes a music video that is directed by JMP, and although he doesn’t take us to Miami or any other wild and exotic places …

A$AP Twelvyy: The Epitome of Betting on Yourself

“I just like to let the kids know that this shit is authentic and it’s real. The dreams always come with nightmares. I’ve been down bad before, so I know what it’s like to get up.” -A$AP Twelvyy The rate at just how fast the game moves can be mind blowing at times. It seems like it was just yesterday when everyone was bragging about how much they wanted to be signed to major records, and now a lot of artists are preaching about independency. The art of making your own and owning your own art is something that is being highly praised right now–even to the point of some of the major artists are threatening to leave their labels and go down the independent trail. That’s not to disrespect the artists who are currently signed to major labels and are doing their thing. There are definitely some labels out there that will take care of their artists and mean the best to their artists that are on the label. However, there are also a lot of artists who are currently in bad record deals, receiving terrible splits, and overall not getting the push that they deserve from their label they …

4 Thangs – [Freddie Gibbs] ft. [Big Sean] & [Hit-Boy]

I’ve talked about it before, but sports play such an important role in Rap culture just like Rap music plays a huge role in the world of sports as well. While winning championships might give you rings, trophies, notoriety, and wealth, there is a similar form of winning in music that brings similar things into your life, and the celebrations that athletes and artists experience are very similar to one another, so the correlation is uncanny. This is as evident as ever in the brand-new Nick Walker-directed visual for Freddie Gibbs’ song “4 Thangs”, which also features Big Sean and Hit-Boy. In fact, they decided to play the part of a team that just won the NBA championship for the 4th time, taking us with them to the post-game press conference and into the locker room where they celebrate the success they had, acting as if they were the one’s playing in the games, while also paying homage to the Lakers’ recent NBA Finals victory. Starting with the press conference, Freddie is waiting at the podium for Sean, who shows up late, prompting Freddie to give him a hard time about his tardiness. Bubbles pop up underneath the two talents …

Babies & Fools – [Freddie Gibbs] & [The Alchemist] ft. [Conway the Machine]

Ever since Freddie Gibbs and The Alchemist’s collaborative project Alfredo came out so many months ago, at this point, I haven’t gone even a few days without running through the album in its entirety. I’ve stated many times in the past how much I enjoy every single aspect of this project, and it just seems like Al can provide an incredible foundation for any artist to go crazy on. Then again, Freddie Gibbs isn’t just any artist, so when the two masters of music teamed up, it was a Heaven send and the results obviously speak for themselves. When it comes to all of the music videos that have dropped to accompany this effort, they’re all even better at elevating the storyline of the project than I could’ve ever expected, so I always make sure I tune in and share their incredibility with as many people as I possibly can. Whether he’s evading law enforcement and heading out to another country with the help of Rick Ross in “Scottie Beam” cruising around on a yacht with Benny the Butcher like notorious the notorious kingpin in “Frank Lucas”, or simply living one of the most interesting lives in the entire world, …

Frank Lucas – [Freddie Gibbs] & [The Alchemist] ft. [Benny The Butcher]

The Alchemist has always been one of my favorite producers ever since I got into Rap music. He just has this way of thinking outside the box whether that’s in terms of samples, putting a new spin on old school techniques, or working with artists to bring the best out of them. He doesn’t specifically cater to one kind of rapper but rather brings something new to the table that not only challenges them but helps bring all of their talents and aptitudes to the forefront. Even if artists like Freddie Gibbs or Benny The Butcher have proven their sheer talent time and time again throughout their extensive careers, Al somehow breathes new life into their skills and brings out another side of them that captures your attention and draws you in throughout every single word they spit. Of course, the song I’m thinking of is “Frank Lucas”, one of the most eye-catching cuts off of the duo’s joint effort Alfredo which just received a brand-new music video treatment. I’m not going to dive too deep into the song itself because you’ve most likely heard it by now, but I couldn’t let the visual come and go without going into …

A Conversation With Kaelin Ellis: On The House EP, Soulection, Influences, Career Goals, & More

“I hope that what I’ve done has not only changed the landscape of music, but to become respected and bring back music –  to not only blend the old, but the new, and to inspire the next wave of musicians/producers years from now.” Kaelin Ellis Kaellin Ellis is a multi-platinum music producer that has established himself among the top class of producers in the modern electronic / hip-hop beat scene. Formerly known as Mr. Mockwell, Kaelin was originally part of an online crew dubbed “Loaflab,” where he came in contact with fellow talented musicians and later Soulection connects Kaytranada, Sango, and Waldo. Ellis also has many production credits with other artists such as Deffie and K-Pop super-group “EXO.” Kaelin’s work ethic led to him earning a spot in having one of the top 10 songs of the week featured on USA Today. This year alone, Kaelin has netted a collaborative EP titled House with hip-hop legend Lupe Fiasco, and a solo project titled MOMENTS. We had the chance to talk with Ellis about his creative process, influences, work with Lupe Fiasco and so much more. Be sure to read the full conversation below! – – – – – – – How long have …

Adam Snow – [42] ft. [Freddie Gibbs] & [Josh Alias]

Freddie Gibbs can do no wrong. He’s been on a legendary tear ever since the release of 2019’s Bandana, his second joint project with Madlib, and after the recent release of his collaborative project with The Alchemist, Alfredo, he’s already proved that 2020 is his year too. Not only has he been putting out some great songs himself, but he’s dropping amazing guest verses effortlessly, the latest of which lands on Adam Snow’s new track “42,” which also features Josh Alias. This track features production from Adam Snow, who comes through with a solid chipmunk soul beat to set the stage, and it suits the two rappers well on the track. The song starts off with a verse you’d expect from Freddie Gibbs, which means it’s great as usual, and Josh Alias picks up right after this with a reflective verse that carries the track to a strong finish. This is not the first time producer Adam Snow has worked with Freddie Gibbs, and hopefully, it isn’t the last. They proved their strong chemistry on 9 to 5, a track from earlier this year that is just as great as this new one. Snow has the ability to chop a sample …

Scottie Beam- [Freddie Gibbs] & [The Alchemist] ft. [Rick Ross]

The Alchemist has been on an absolute roll this year so far. Then again, it’s not out of the question to say that he’s been on a roll for decades, so it’s shouldn’t come as a surprise in the slightest. He has released three unbelievable projects with Boldy James, Conway the Machine, and of course, Freddie Gibbs, and each one of these tapes he was able to bring something different yet equally impressive to the table. I have to admit that I’ve listened to his and Freddie’s project Alfredo more than the other two, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that I can’t believe the chemistry and bond that Al is able to form with every artist he works with. One of my favorite songs off of the aforementioned project has got to be “Scottie Beam” which also features Rick Ross. In case you somehow haven’t heard it up until this point, The Alchemist utilizes mystifying synths of some sort coupled with very relaxed, toned-down tapping percussion and equally calm drums to provide a jazzy and beyond smooth instrumental. Freddie’s delivery is calm and composed, but it almost sounds like there’s slight aggression in his voice that he’s …

1985 – [Freddie Gibbs] & [The Alchemist]

The Alchemist has always been one of my favorite producers of all time, and I know that’s not an unpopular opinion. He just has a wild way of approaching beat making from an outsider looking in perspective, using various samples and old school sounds combined with other off the wall noises to create some of the most complex yet impressive instrumentals in the game. Freddie Gibbs has also impressed me and many others for around a decade at this point, and he hasn’t slowed down whatsoever since entering the scene. His deep, suave voice mixed with his insane lyrical abilities have kept him on the radar of any sane rap fan since his inception, and it appears as if he’s not even close to finished. He and Al decided to join forces for an entire mixtape entitled Alfredo, a loose mashup of the duo’s names, that’s set to release tomorrow, May 29th. Although this is brand-new news to me, I instantly became excited because I already know how insane this collaborative effort is going to be. In order to support the hype that is going to escalate ever so quickly since this announcement, the tag team decided to drop a …

Hustle Don’t Give [Che Noir] ft. [Black Thought]

Mello Music Group consistently delivers sheer quality. The independent record label’s latest offering “Hustle Don’t Give” is a collaborative single by Che’ Noir and Black Thought with their artist Apollo Brown covering the production. The track will be off Noir and Brown’s joint album titled As God Intended, set to release July 10th. Just like Griselda, Che Noir hails from the very active hip-hop city of Buffalo, New York. Che’ Noir’s rap style frequently consists of rapid-fire rhymes and subject-matter that eerily resembles the sounds of her birth year in 1994. Meshing classic golden era hip-hop with relevance, Che’ refreshingly shatters the ignorant claims that ‘hip-hop is dead.’ As for Apollo Brown, it is without question that the Detroit producer is carving a monumental impact on boom-bap instrumentation, having produced for Skyzoo, Rass Kass, Guilty Simpson, Big Pooh, Danny Brown, Freddie Gibbs, Masta Ace, Oddisee, Black MIlk, Joell Ortiz, and more. From the crisp kick drums, to the horns and organs, an Apollo Brown instrumental quickly become signature in familiarity. Brown’s credo for his work is to try and make each album his favorite of all time. I love everything Apollo touches, but his collaborative album Mona Lisa with Slaughterhouse member …