As his status further saturates the mainstream, Freddie Gibbs’ catalog begins to broaden it’s horizons for the better. For example, Fred’s feature on The Hood Internet’s latest offering, “VCR,” which covers The xx’s song of the same beat. Even though Gibbs’ stylings have always been more than gangsta – featuring anything from somber strings and Just Blaze beats to electric guitars to Whispers recreations – this unorthodox pairing of Gary’s finest flowing for broke over arpeggiated pads and a cowbell melody is definitely something new. Actually, it only sounds odd until you listen for yourself.
Plus, as beneficial as CTE paperwork is for Freddie, continuing to participate in this loyal indie scene could end making an eventual crossover even easier, as half the people he’ll need to appeal to will already be familiar.
The Hood Internet Feat. Freddie Gibbs, Telli of Ninjasonik & Elizabeth Harper of Class Actress – “VCR”