Freddie Gibbbs- Freddie

Everytime I hear Freddie Gibbs I ask myself why I don’t listen to more Freddie Gibbs.

Freddie Gibbs is one of the most underrated rappers in the game. He’s always consistent, he’s funny in interviews and he’s gangsta as FUCK. Freddie Gibbs was the first person to make me realize Gary, Indiana was no joke. No lie, I thought Indiana was all Reggie Miller fans and Michael Jackson brothers but luckily Gangsta Gibbs paints a vivid ass picture.

I could go on and on about how dope Freddie Gibbs is but this is an album review so, let’s get into his new EP “Freddie”.

Freddie Gibbs makes music that makes you want to commit crimes. Not every crazy shit, I listened to this and started Jaywalking and googling how to lie on my Taxes. Seriously, the effort he puts into his flows and aggression is incredible. He takes the time to add the little details that make me believe this shit really happened. Anyone calls turning a Bando into a Traphouse “renovating” is a genius. (Gives me hope in getting my “this old traphouse” sketch made)

Freddie Gibbs is like the James Harden of Gangsta Rap, he makes this shit look so easy yet so intimidating at the same time. With that Harden analogy out there, he’s also been close to true greatness but falls a bit short.

Freddie Gibbs is real deal talented but he’s never had that single to get him mainstream success. Maybe it’s me but Freddie does not have a underground flow. Anytime I picture a Freddie Gibbs concert I picture mad white dudes in Team Jordan’s trying not to say nigga. Gibbs should have access to a bigger audience, he’s better than shitty fan who’s dad might’ve voted for Trump but his Uncle DEFINITELY did.

The issue is that Freddie isn’t great with Hooks, rapping is so essential but a good Hook makes a good song. So instead of picking up a casual fan the only people who really Freddie REALLY enjoy Freddie Gibbs. Which is good to sustain off of but not enough to make it to the next level.

Overall I liked Freddie a lot, it served its purpose as an EP because now I’m really excited to see what his album looks like. Shoutout to all the white Bros who listen to Gibbs before they play Fortnite. I give Freddie 7 bags of Backwood guts out of 10.

 

 

RIP BIG HOMIE WATTS

Rae Sremmurd - SR3MM

Everytime I try to say Rae Sremmurd i feel the spirit of every homeroom teacher trying to say my name for the first time. It’s confusing yet so simple, and no they don’t have a nickname. Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi do not compromise.

Name aside, Rae Sremmurd is one of the most talented duos in music today. They have a natural ability to make hit after hit after hit. If they were wrestlers they’d be Edge and Christian. They just make this shit look so fun and easy even though they’re secretly intense. The Edge and Christian comparison also lies in the fact that everyone sees one as the star of the group, even though both are fantastic.

This outside pressure caused the group to take on a true creative challenge: a triple Album. Yes 3 separate albums unified by one name, Sr3mm.

So let’s get into it.

Sr3mm is broken down into 3 distinct parts, a Swae Lee solo project (Swaecation), a Slim Jxmmi solo project (Jxmtro) and a unified Rae Sremmurd album (Sr3mm). Over all it’s 27 songs and a little under 2 hours. Which seems intimidating until you remember Chris Brown dropped a 47 song coke fueled Stockholm Syndrome ass album last year so this isn’t as daunting.

First let’s discuss Swaecation:

Swaecation is some shit you play while you’re having a carefree day with your side chick. But since I don’t live that life it didn’t really connect with me. For me I guess this is the album I’d listen to when I’m enjoying an improv show or using an android phone. Swae dropped anthems for ignoring someone’s “what are we” texts and liking their IG pictures instead. If you need a album to listen to while you put your student loans on Deferment, play this.

Now let’s get into Jxmtro.

If people say Jxmmi is the less talented brother they owe him an apology. Jxmtro goes HARD. It becomes clear that the only reason people think Swae is the better half is because Swae can kind of sing. Plus Swae isn’t as blunt as Jxmmi. Every song on Jxmtro is “I get money, I fuck bitches, and you won’t stop me from doing either” It’s dope. This is what you listen to when you answer a “what are we” text with “we fucking, thats what”. What makes it exceptionally great is that Jxmmi finds the time to get really introspective and think about his position in life. This is the type of album you play at your graduation after 5 long years of college.

And finally let’s get to the Unified Effort Sr3mm.

Jxmmi is more turnt than Swae, and Swae is way smoother than Jxmmi but at the end of the day they’re a duo that’s stronger together than apart. Sr3mm is turnt and smooth at the same time like velvet track pants. This is the album Jay Gatsby plays to keep the party going while he tries to seduce Daisy Buchanan. If you wanted to have a text argument with your spouse while you sit in a strip club, definitely listen to Sr3mm. Sr3mm makes you forget that people like to compare the brothers to each other as they compliment each other so well. This shit meshes two distinct flavors perfectly like a Reece’s cup.

Overall it was fun to listen to the three albums of Rae Sremmurd. It took me a while to fully appreciate each one but I’m glad I took the time out to do so. There’s a lot of depth here, I felt like I just ate a Chicago deep dish pizza and then drank a Long Island iced tea. I give the Sr3mm trilogy 27 tiramisu cakes sprinkled with Molly out of 30.