Friday, July 23, 2010

Freddie Gibbs: In The Tape Deck

A few months ago, as a prelude to the release of B.o.B's debut LP, I compiled a set of 36 tracks featured on The Tape Deck from '08 to '10. For this second go-round I thought I'd feature Gary, Indiana's own Freddie Gibbs, not because of his liner notes but because I promised I would, #beleedat. Gangsta Gibbs is prepped to drop his Str8 Killa EP on August 3rd. Prior to the release, XXL will also be providing fans with a promotional mixtape titled Str8 Killa No Filla, available for free download on July 29th.

But before all that, of course, we've got Freddie Gibbs: In The Tape Deck, another 36 track romp from an emcee you need to be listening to - in case you haven't been already. I myself like to adhere to the saying "don't believe the hype." It's saved me from plenty of let downs from false prophets. But though Gibbs is a darling of the blogosphere, I can't stress this enough: he reminds me of '99-'03 50 Cent, young Bun B, and above all, 2Pac - all rolled up in one. And you know me, I'm a 'Pac stan. So yeah... "believe the hype." Enjoy... and as always, turn it up!!