Archive for March, 2010
On the B-Side Show. Part 1.
Off her upcoming Rhymesayers album Woman At Work
“Poetry in motion like Aubrey in a wheelchair”
Coresh on the bars and Nascent on the beats? We’ve got problems.
Also, next Friday (March 26th), be sure to come out to The Bassment to take part in the Dave Coresh + Maja 7th + FSD video “Breathe” and to also celebrate the release of Dave’s latest mixtape Formal Introduction
Count, Moonie & Pac Man over the Yo Gottie anthem. Glad to see Pac back on the mic!
Track produced by Tall Black Guy. Video directed by Rookie Films.
I’ll let XXL tell it:
While Freddie Gibbs might be a part of XXL’s 2010 Freshman class, the Gary, Indiana-bred MC has an affinity for the older students in the game. XXLMag.com recently caught up with the rapper to talk about his upcoming mixtape, Str8 Killa No Filla, and the obscure hip-hop instrumentals he chose to rhyme over.
The project, which he describes as “no bullshit…just hardcore street rap,” finds Gangsta Gibbs rapping over two particularly uncommon beats, as opposed to the usual fare, currently making the rounds. One of the songs he chose to put his stamp on was Webbie’s “G-Shit” from the 2005 LP Savage Life, as well as Miilkbone’s “Keep it Real” from 1995. “It’s gonna put people up on game,” he said of the song titled “The Ghetto.”
The rapper—who has already dropped two critically-acclaimed mixtapes, The Miseducation of Freddie Gibbs and Midwestgangstaboxframecadillacmuzik—told XXL he always likes to choose joints from the past. “I’m always gonna come on some classic shit, ‘cause that’s the shit that I grew up on and that’s the shit that keep me going as an MC,” he explained. “I can dive back into some Geto Boys, some ’Face or something like that, and really be motivated…I ain’t been motivated by a lot of [new] rap for the last five years.”
According to his manager, the tape will also feature a song with fellow XXL freshman Jay Rock. The two apparently struck up a friendship at the Freshman 10 for ’10 cover shoot and recorded a track together a week later in Los Angeles called “Rep To Tha Fullest” produced by DJ Burn One.
Str8 Killa No Filla is slated to be released online in late April/early May and it will include cover art that pays homage to reggae icon Peter Tosh’s 1997 album, Equal Rights.