Remember when Hip-Hop used to scare people? Freddie Gibbs does.
In the video for “Lay It Down,” about 1000 calendars worth of prison time are present in the form of weapons, dirty money, and the calloused hands that handle both. Every track released from ESGN feels like Gibbs decided to eschew any notion of cooperating with the industry. Instead, the Gary native stakes out a dark corner of the biz where squares dare not tread, and gangsta music is handed off discreetly to those in the know.