Freddie Gibbs Talks Music, Shooting Incident, and Homelessness

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Freddie Gibbs’ career has been on an upswing since releasing his collaborative album with Madlib, Piñata, in 2014. The album was refreshing to hear, and I think it placed Gibbs among the elite lyricists in hip-hop.

Last year, Gibbs dropped Shadow of a Doubt and embarked on a tour named after the album this spring.

Gibbs discussed the project and tour during a podcast interview in New York City with Rap Radar. Furthermore, the Gary, Indiana native talked about his past days with Interscope Records, relentless independent grind, and why he thinks the Internet has both helped and hurt the music industry. 

The interview takes place two years after Gibbs’ last visit to the city. His hiatus from New York was the result of an “assassination attempt” on his life in November 2014. During the interview, he revealed how the incident changed his life and adversely impacted his relationship with various New York-based associates. 

Gibbs also touched on helping his brother get through college and become a doctor; battling homelessness; being featured among the 2010 XXL Freshmen Class; and reflected on his past rift with Jeezy.  

Stream the interview below. 

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