Nov 172012

Visst, mycket av Freddie Gibbs musik är bara ett mer eller mindre kamouflerat återanvändande av de som har influerat honom – men ibland görs det så bra att man svårligen kan sluta lyssna.

Man måste älska när någon hyllar sin hemstad, även om detta är den bästa videon som Gangsta Gibbs har spelat in i Gary, Indiana, och detta utan tvekan är den bästa låten från Baby Face Killa.

Sep 212012

Släpps nästa vecka, en version med DJ Drama, och en betalversion med bonusspår för iTunes, ett diskret att sätt säga det uppenbara: utanför en live-situation vill ingen vettig människa ha nån radiopersonlighet hojtandes över sina rap-sånger.

1. BFK
2. Still Livin’
3. Money, Clothes, Hoes (MCH)
4. The Hard (feat. Dana Williams)
5. Kush Cloud (feat. Krayzie Bone, SpaceGhostPurrp)
6. Walk In Wit the M.O. (feat. Dom Kennedy)
7. Bout It Bout It (feat. Kirko Bangz)
8. Krazy (feat. Jadakiss, Jay Rock)
9. Stay Down
10. Boxframe Cadillac (’83 DeVille Mix) (feat. Z-Ro)
11. Middle of The Night (feat. Wayne Blazed)
12. Go For It (feat. Young Jeezy)
13. On Me (feat. Problem)
14. Tell a Friend (feat. Curren$y)
15. My N*gga (feat. G-Wiz, D-Edge, Hit)
16. Seventeen (feat. Young Jeezy, Slick Pulla)
17. Breaking Bad (feat. Ea$y Money)

Jan 152012

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Freddie Gibbs with Madlib sounds like it could be a real snooze fest.

Their first song, Thuggin, was.

But second track, less Dilla- and more DITC-influenced Deep, comes off better.

Remember that as long as the production is tight, Gibbs always makes sure it’s another Gary, Indiana banger. When these dudes are at their best, both are pretty incredible… and them linking up to make quality music is a pretty great moment in rap history.

Dec 212009

It’s snowing like it’ll never stop here in Sweden. Eternal winter is coming. The mental ice-age is upon us.

I’ll make my escape in a month, though, so I’m good. But until then, we have to adapt our listening to the seasonal changes. Here’s some music that fits better with the snow falling.

Aril Brikha – Departure In Time, Ex Machina

You want some lush synthesizers to watch the snow falling by with your sweetheart, but not feeling quite ready for Wham? Then you need to go see Aril Brikha, maker of romantic, Detroit-influenced, immaculately arranged techno tracks… soft like freshly fallen snow, visionary like the North Star.

Claro Intelecto – Warehouse Sessions

The coldness of electro and the openness of minimal techno that goes into this album makes it perfect for frozen landscape with clear skies.

Pole – Steingarten

Music to plow snow to. They’ve thrown some grooves into this, and the sounds are clean, like a public washing machine. Experimental electronic music taken a bit beyond the glitches Pole started their career with.

Dopplereffekt – Calabi Yau Manifold

The perfect soundtrack for your polar expeditions, both for when pouring over complex scientific data and for boldly going where no man has gone before.


Freddie Gibbs – From Tha G (youtube)

They ride lowriders in Gary, Indiana, too – it just looks really cold with the top down. Freddie keeping it gully all seasons, literally speaking. Snow won’t stop him from stunting. (I’m guessing the obligatory party people hanging in the background are at home sipping on hot cocoa.)

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