Keep it real – 2016 hasn’t had nearly enough verses end with an exuberant, “Gangsta Gibbs, HO!” but today that all changed. Teaming up with Zeds Dead, the tenured hip-hop heads that helped to make wobbly bass explode around the globe, Freddie Gibbs is taking it “Back Home” like only he can on this cut, making the Toronto to Gary connection seem seamless.
While most people know Zeds Dead for dubstep rhythms and psychedelic rave performances with 20,000 zombied out college kids, Hooks and DC started out producing hip-hop joints and keep their ear to the concrete to this day. Freddie is natural fit over the schizophrenic rhythms as he alternates between crooning about “smoking on that Schwarzenegger” and rapping about wrapping bricks with the kind of explicit details that only he can remember after a trafficking trip.
After putting out countless records for the fans over the last five years, the Toronto boys are launching this single on Deadbeats, their own label, to announce their debut album. If Gangsta Gibbs melodies don’t move you, then the Godzilla-bass that had ZD touring sold out stadiums will take care of it.
Roll something strong, stuff some bricks behind the Alpine woofer and scare every neighborhood you drive through with this on blast.