Freddie Gibbs and The World's Freshest
The Tonite Show


4.5
superb

Review

by Mr. Lean Mug USER (112 Reviews)
May 7th, 2014 | 26 replies


Release Date: 05/06/2014 | Tracklist

Review Summary: This is the good coke

I was pleasantly surprised yesterday to find that I had a rare day off from both of my jobs where I’d also have the house to myself. The day became increasingly awesome upon my getting on the ‘net to find out that the recently announced installment of the DJ Fresh (alias The World’s Freshest) series The Tonite Show featuring Freddie Gibbs had dropped earlier in the morning, instead of on May 13th as originally promised. I also found 20 bucks in a jacket I never wear, but whatever man, new Gangsta Gibbs right? I didn’t expect this to be a particularly outstanding project- I figured it would be solid, but probably completely overshadowed by Piñata, which was a damn fine, if slightly disappointing record. I’ve found, however, in the past 28 or so hours of compulsively stanning on this latest Tonite Show, that this is the truly special project the hip-hop community deserved from Gibbs.

It’s easy to pick at Freddie’s lyrical shtick. He’s really all coke this and dope that, with some pussies and references to things most of his fans can’t even relate to thrown in for good measure. He’s an exceptionally gifted MC in terms of the three P’s: presence, pronunciation, and persona, and he can be very acutely lyrical when he wants to be, but he’s really more of a Pimp C rather than a Bun-B. Lyrically on The Tonite Show, Gibbs sounds way more within his comfort zone than he did on Piñata. It helps that he has a much better supporting cast this time around, features including, but not limited to, E-40, Sir Michael Rocks, and Trae the Truth. I mean, Freddie gonna do Freddie, but he switches it up now and then, discussing topics he doesn’t usually touch on, generally more lighthearted stuff, giving this EP a much more relaxing vibe than his usually grimy, thugged-out fare. “Keep It Gangsta” bounces an infectious hook (“Just keep it gangsta mane, and we gon’ be straight”) around some dicey horns and groupie “ooohs,” Gibbs and Fresh’s best homage to Makaveli. “On Me,” which features Problem, was previously released on 2012’s Baby Face Killa, but hardly sounds out of place or dated amongst the other offerings. “Pussy Got Slap” is every bit as offensive as “Go For It” was, with E-40 referring to vaginas as “slop” and Freddie talking about liquoring up trust fund bitches just for shits and giggles. DJ Fresh just slams drunk after drunk with the production on this EP. The sound is spacey, but focused and totally befits the album’s cover, like a night out boozing and drugging and running people over in an any-combination-of pink/midnight blue/purple Phoenix on the strip in Vice City.

Freddie Gibbs is definitely one of the best in the rap game right now. Some seriously believe he’s been possessed by 2pac or some cray shi like that. Voodoo. Listen to this.



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Hep Kat
May 7th 2014


15399 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

better than pinanta

ill fight u

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thelastsignal
May 7th 2014


1636 Comments


Nice review man, pos. This a good place to start with Freddy Gibbs?

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Hep Kat
May 7th 2014


15399 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

i guess so. he was solid in the beginning of this career, but it's only like the last 2 years or so he's really gotten good

sportsboy
May 7th 2014


642 Comments


hell gangsta gibbs is that boy, good review dude

Hep Kat
May 7th 2014


15399 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

wtf did u just call him sen

dam u racist dawg yo mixtape 4eva blockin

FourthReich
May 7th 2014


18138 Comments


pinata was a huge disappointment//glad to hear someone else who ~slightly~ shares that sentiment

Relinquished
May 7th 2014


26013 Comments


he's only gonna get better that's the crazy thing

Hep Kat
May 7th 2014


15399 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

no doubt dude. as he ages and gains like perspective he'll get fuckin ridiculous

Relinquished
May 7th 2014


26013 Comments


the 4th P

MMX
May 7th 2014


4863 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

The year of Gibbs

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BigSneakySnatch
May 7th 2014


343 Comments


pinata was only like a 3.5, this is exciting

ShitsofRain
May 7th 2014


5956 Comments


im glad u didnt leave sputnik bitch

Hep Kat
May 7th 2014


15399 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

i may retire after my 10th year. not sure yet. if I do decide to, I have much work to do

Hep Kat
May 7th 2014


15399 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Like to get to 200 reviews

Hep Kat
May 7th 2014


15399 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

See a staff night birds review too. I have hope jom will do it

Phlegm
May 7th 2014


5596 Comments


only heard ESGN and BFK along with some old ass singles which all sounded real good, what other
projects should i peep¿¿¿¿

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alachlahol
May 8th 2014


7515 Comments


kinda wanna frikkin hear this!!

chitownflip
May 8th 2014


173 Comments


Just as good as pinata or as people make pinata to be, might even be better

ShitsofRain
May 9th 2014


5956 Comments


gibbs on a roll biitch

Hep Kat
May 9th 2014


15399 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

it's for people of mixed race. ya know. them lil half-n-half's runnin round



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