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Freddie Gibbs Talks About The Split From Young Jeezy
There used to a time in Hip-Hop when being real and credible was a mandate but unfortunately times have changed. You got rappers blatantly stealing real gangsters’ identities and really put on the costume as if it was really them out in the streets.
However there are a few gangsta rappers that still exist and respect the G-Codes and Freddie Gibbs is one of them.
The Gary, Indiana MC checked in with Chicago radio personalities Tony Sculfield & The Morning Riot on radio station 107.5/WGCI and addressed a few issues. One being his departure from Young Jeezy’s C.T.E. (Corporate Thugs Entertainment) label.
On the real, many people were scratching their heads in 2011 when he joined The Snow Man’s camp wondering why. Freddie Gibbs was already building a name for himself and Jeezy’s A&R skills have been no existent since he started his label as none of his artists ever came out with an album or popped off in the streets. Making the announcement in December that he was a free agent, Gangsta Gibbs shed a little more light on the situation and the split.
“I can’t even really say it was amicable. I’ll just say we agreed to disagree, we definitely disagreed. Guy just move in a different way than I move and I just wanted to branch out and do my own thing. I just felt like I was wasting time pushing someone else’s brand when I can push my own and do my own thing. And that’s what he was concerned with, he was concerned with pushing Jeezy so I gotta be concerned with pushing Gibbs.
I think a lot of guys do be happy just being down with these rap guys but that ain’t me. I’ve earned my stripes in this game and I don’t think he knew what he was getting into so it was a learning experience.
I just wish guys would be true to their word in this game. If I tell you I’m gonna do something then I’m gonna do it. You got a lot of guys in this game claiming to be ‘the realist’ or ‘the real’ but when it all comes down to it they not handling their business correctly.
It’s like this if we doing things in the street and you do me bogus it might end up with you getting handled so since we not in the street you feel like you can play with my money on this rap side and it ain’t gone be no repercussions. Nah man, you not gone play with me like that so to nip all that in the bud I just stepped off to do my thing.”
Never one to hold his opinion, Freddie Gibbs also took issue with T.I.’s alleged comments that gangsta rap was dead and on the downside. Carrying the torch for reality street music, Freddie Gibbs expressed,
“I totally disagree with T.I. and think he wrong for that statement. I think guys like him are supposed to be the staples of this gangsta rap and if you keep saying ‘its dead, its dead,’ then you gone let it die. You grew up on it so how you gone say something dead and you supposed to be the continuation of U.G.K/ Scarface type of thing and that’s what I’m trying to do. I ain’t gone never say it’s dead ’cause I still got homeys in the streets still doing they thing. We can’t let the genre die.”
No one ever wants to hear the truth because it hurts and Freddie Gibbs definitely gave some confessionals many have expressed themselves. When asked his thoughts on William Robert’s A/K/A/ The Fake Rick Ross, being shot at earlier this month, Gibbs eloquently stated,
“Did he get shot at? I really don’t hope none of these guys get murdered in the rap game because I don’t want these dudes to automatically jump to legend status. It seems like when you die all of sudden he the greatest of all time. I don’t think a bullet should buy you that. Bullets been buying a lot of guys street credibility…even if they shoot they damn self.
I ain’t never been shot, I did the shooting so it is what it is with me. I ain’t with all the Hip-Hop shenanigans. I don’t know if he got shot at or got out the car and shot at the wall but a bullet shouldn’t buy you no credibility. That’s all I’m saying.”
Woooh!!!! Pop the molly I’m sweating. Freddie Gibbs went in even harder to clarify his points and talk about these pranksters false flagging out here and name dropping real gangsters and rappers buying their way into gangs.
“A lot of these gang guys want to get on (gang members) so they’ll do whatever. They desperate right now out in the streets. It’s a recession, ain’t no jobs. Ain’t nothing going on so when you get a huge rapper that want to come down and they want to be affiliated with the streets so you know they gone lend them they flag. They can buy it, these guys are buying credibility nowadays.”
Gangsta Gibbs also revealed that he has a new project coming out later this year and will also be performing on his Indiana homeboy Mike Epps’ HBO comedy special. Now that’s a good look. Peep the interview below as Freddie Gibbs also weighs in on Chief Keef, rappers on reality shows, and putting social commentary and consciousness back into Hip-Hop.