Freddie Gibbs is One Of The Most Underappreciated Rappers in The Game

Started by Tonshor, Oct 17, 2020 at 12:35 PM, in Music Add to Reading List

  1. Sav Stanfield
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    Oct 18, 2020 at 1:13 AM
    @Donkey Kong Cuntry hit the nail on the head. He's highly respected and gets acclaim on almost everything he puts out, so wouldn't say underrated. But definitely hasn't reached the commercial heights of bigger names in the game.

    While we're on the topic, here's a question: Bandana vs. Alfredo? The more I listen, the more I think Alfredo >
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    Oct 18, 2020 at 1:33 AM
    Great artist and down to Earth in person.
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    Oct 18, 2020 at 6:42 AM
    Absolutely respected and appreciated within hip-hop circles. I'd wager he would've blew up had the sexual assault case not stop him in his tracks momentum-wise.
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  4. Tonshor
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    Oct 18, 2020 at 12:16 PM
    I prefer Bandana.

    For some reason I can't get into Alfredo. I know some people are calling it album of the year.

    Gibbs is definitely highly respected by critics and hiphop fans alike. I was mainly refering to his mainstream success.

    Was watching an interview that he did on The Breakfast Club for Bandana and Charlamagne thought his last album was Pinata. He thought this was Gibbs first album in 5 years. Gibbs kept telling him how he's sleeping on his music and that he had sent him some music but never listened to it.

    Thought the exchange was pretty funny. But yea, there are some people still sleeping on him.
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  5. Grimace aka Andys Father
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    Oct 18, 2020 at 12:34 PM
    Alfredo is better but Bandana holds a special place in my heart so I say Bandana.
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  6. Donkey Kong Cuntry
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    Oct 18, 2020 at 2:15 PM
    yeah there's your problem—the interviewer is one of the dumbest people alive

    Bandana over Alfredo pretty easily for me.
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    Oct 18, 2020 at 5:50 PM
    It's close, I definetly listened to alfredo more - the shorter format made it easier to listen to....I would say bandana just takes the edge.
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    Oct 18, 2020 at 6:24 PM
    What do we think his best album is? If Piñata didn’t exist, I really like Alfredo. The more ai think about it, the more I may be realizing Freddie may be my favorite rapper right now.
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    Oct 18, 2020 at 8:41 PM
    He's one of the GOATs of the 2010's rap generation. His flow, storytelling, humor, discography and charisma is crazy good. Plus, he obviously has pretty good beat selection to match his raps.

    As for sales and popularity, you gotta have pop songs or have pop appeal to sell well. That's why Wayne's first number one song was "Lollipop" and Jay's first number one had an Alicia Keys hook. And Interscope basically coerced Eminem into doing variations of the "My Name Is" goofy lead single formula for a long time until Recovery dropped. But like Q Tip said on Check the Rhime "Rap is not pop. If you call it that then stop."

    If you're a top selling artist with skills like Pac, Nas, Em, Jay, BIG, Wayne, etc., you can factor that in. But sales and popularity alone shouldn't determine your position in rap imho. Gibbs is in my top 20 rappers OAT list, sales be damned. Ditto for Lupe who's in my top 5.
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