Freddie Gibbs
The Miseducation Of Freddie Gibbs


4.0
excellent

Review

by Bulldog USER (114 Reviews)
April 6th, 2010 | 18 replies | 7,053 views


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Balance, background, and ability.

2 of 2 thought this review was well written

Every year, XXL Magazine has a “freshmen” cover to honor the best up-and-coming rappers. Along with J. Cole, Fashawn, Jay Rock, Nipsey Hussle, OJ da Juiceman, Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean, Pill, and Donnis, Freddie Gibbs appeared on the cover, and thusly, finally garnered some of the public recognition he merited. After Jay Rock, Freddie Gibbs was the most deserving of the ten to appear, as he has both the music, and the background to warrant a complete rapping career. After growing up in the crime-stricken city of Gary, Indiana, Freddie Gibbs played football at Ball State University, only to be expelled, sent to boot camp, and then promptly kicked out of there, as well. Out of options, Freddie Gibbs turned to pimping and dealing crack to stay alive. An all-natural blend of Tupac, Pimp C, and Z-Ro, Freddie Gibbs is not only real, but is talented, too.

With the criminality tales and socioeconomic depression of Tupac; odes to pimping and funk’n’soul-influenced beats akin to those of Pimp C; and the deep, dejected voice and marijuana tributes of Z-Ro, it’s easy to observe how Freddie Gibbs is so awesome. With an awesome resume and a legitimate degree, Freddie Gibbs adds his own touch to his influences, as to emplace originality on his music. Gibbs takes a grittier point of view than Tupac, has more chill, melodic beats than Pimp C had, and his voice is slightly less gravelly and deep than Z-Ro’s and isn’t as obsessed with marijuana as Z-Ro is.

In essence, Freddie Gibbs is a perfect mix of the south and the west. With the swag of the south (“Goodies w/Black Flint,” “Flamboyant”) and the street of the west (“The World So Cold,” “It’s About to Be a Murder”) Freddie Gibbs spits some great narratives over atmospheric, chill instrumentals.

Over the twinkles, subtle percussion, and sorrowful violins of ‘It’s About to Be a Murder’ Gibbs mournfully says that, where he’s from, people don’t live long enough for their hair to turn gray. So while Freddie is boastful of his monetary exploits and drug-related indulgences, he’s still mindful of his hard knock life origins.



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Mars Blackmon
April 6th 2010



351 Comments


He better be good if he's gonna imitate a Lauryn Hill cover

Bulldog
April 6th 2010



3796 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I really liked this album. I just now got around to listening to him after I saw that Jay Rock made the cover. I checked the cover out, and was reminded of Gibbs.

hydeyomoney
April 6th 2010



934 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

good number of reviews bro

pixiesfanyo
April 6th 2010



1222 Comments


was liking midwestgangsta more, but have started to really warm up to this.

'stray' is like top 5 rap songs.

joshuatree
Emeritus
April 6th 2010



3743 Comments


haven't heard this but midwestgangsta is sick

hydeyomoney
April 6th 2010



934 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this is just as good mang

Bulldog
April 6th 2010



3796 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yea, so I can preserve my number of reviews, I will no longer be reviewing on this account. ALT HERE I COME!

As for his other tape, I have not heard it.

lobby
April 6th 2010



1251 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

please review midwestgangsta. that record is insane. haven't given this enough plays to warrant a rating.

Bulldog
April 6th 2010



3796 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Listening to midwestgangsta... right now.

dopeneil1
April 7th 2010



39 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

holy shit, this guy can flow

lobby
April 7th 2010



1251 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

midwestgangsta>>>>>miseducation

Bulldog
April 7th 2010



3796 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

imo, midwestgangsta has better replay value, and his flow is better, but miseducation is easier to get into and has more hits. just my pov

Both 4's though

lobby
April 7th 2010



1251 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Best tracks from midwestgansta are:
Boxframe Cadillac (esp. second verse)
For My Niggas
Womb 2 the Tomb (Best track, one of my fave tracks of the year. Pill's verse is insane (2nd at 1:30) and gibb's second verse (3rd) is awesome too)
I'm the Man
Bussdown



Phlegm
February 9th 2014



3835 Comments


http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.27307/title.freddie-gibbs-madlib-pinata-release-date-cover-art-
tracklist/


release date, album cover and tracklist fuxxxxxxxx yeah lets get it boiiiiiiiiiiiii

Digging: Hey Mother Death - Highway

oltnabrick
March 5th 2014



30130 Comments


pinata snippets

http://www.audiomack.com/album/brainfeederz/mg-snippets

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Buzzkillr
March 5th 2014



1541 Comments


ain't gonna listen to no snippets

oltnabrick
March 5th 2014



30130 Comments


ok


Phlegm
March 5th 2014



3835 Comments


listened

it's sounding pretty pretty, wish it was a little less stacked on features tho





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