“A collection of profound and epic album reviews and musical articles by former astronaut and brain surgeon, Alasdair Kennedy. Reaching levels of poetry that rival Keats and Blake, the following reviews affirm Alasdair to be a prodigy, a genius and a god whose opinion is always objectively right. He is also without a doubt the most modest man in the universe.” - Alasdair Kennedy
Freddie Gibbs? Hell, I don’t know. I listened to this album for beat extraordinaire,
Madlib. Transporting the listener back to the birth of hip hop, Pinata offers a backdrop of choppy, jazz
samples that conjure up images of the seventies. It’s a
style of beat that is uniquely Madlib’s – unoriginal to his fans perhaps, but
super-original in comparison to every other beatsmith around. The
only form of unoriginality on this album comes in the form of Freddie Gibbs.
Who’s Freddie Gibbs? I’ve told you already, I don’t know. Hang on a moment
whilst I do some research... #wikipedia
Gibbs grew up in Gary, Indiana. In 2006 he moved to California, after signing
up with Interscope records. He’s released five EPs, three LPs and a ton of
mixtapes. Some of his music was featured on the Grand Theft Auto V in-game
Grand Theft Auto V
This was my first exposure to Freddie Gibbs. He hasn't blown me away, although there's no denying he has talent. He's adept in
his flow and ability to rhyme and his lyrics show a refreshing degree of realism that's rare in the rap game nowadays. Still, I can’t help but feel
his subject matter, as genuine as it is, is a bit dull. His tone of delivery
isn’t very original either. Guest emcees such as Danny Brown, Earl Sweatshirt
and Raekwon showcase this – their individual and unique style of spitting making
his voice comparably bland.
could do with finding his own motif. He should try throwing in some more
tongue-in-cheek singing. His rendition of TLC’s “Waterfalls” at the end of the
track “Robes” is hilarious.