Freddie Gibbs Explains The Evolution Showed In The "Shadow Of A Doubt"
"I feel like I have a clip with a million bullets in it," he says, "and I can't stop shooting."
Freddie Gibbs released his Piñata album with Madlib last year. The Gary, Indiana rapper says that his next Shadow Of A Doubt, which is due in stores on Friday (November 20), has a different vibe to its predecessor.
"If the Piñata was a term paper, then this shit is like recess," Freddie Gibbs says during an interview with exclaim. "This is that after school right here. With the Shadow Of A Doubt, I feel like I have a clip with a million bullets in it and I can't stop shooting. That is what this shit sounds like."
The album has what exclaim says that they are the R&B-style beats and cuts with melodies and Gibbs singing the hooks. He chalks that up to artistic growth.
"If you don't evolve, you're going to stay stagnant," Freddie Gibbs says. "I feel like we are trapped a lot of that with the rap, especially gangsta rap because niggas think that has to be hard all the time and they caught up in that tells us about the same shit. Of course, I'm going to talk about the streets, drugs, gangs, and prostitution. But not be limited to doing the same thing over and over again."
In the interview, Freddie Gibbs also discusses The Roots' Black Thought, who works in the Shadow Of A Doubt cut "Extradition."
"I feel like [Black Thought] is criminally underrated," Gibbs says. "I think he is one of the best rappers of plane. In this game, you want to rap with some guys to see if you can hold your own. With that spirit in mind, he and I made a good record."