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Freddie Gibbs and Madlib Put the Soul Into Rap

In case you were wondering who the best rapper in the game is right now, the answer is Freddie Gibbs, and it has been for awhile. Which is scary for everyone else in the game, because he is only getting better, as he continues down this path with Lord Quas at his side. Gibbs keeps diving deeper into the artistry that brought him from out the underground to the throne where he now resides. 

The soulful release of NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert, a collaborative live performance featuring the duo and the jazz influenced El Michels Affair put to rest any argument. This performance set the bar even higher as Gibbs displays his true calling, live music. When was the last time you heard a rapper even better live then he does on an album? You probably haven’t. Hell there aren’t even that many musicians in general who you can say that about. Only the greats. 

With the recent release of the Diamond Mine sessions, another collaborative effort with the El Michels Affair, and announcement of a full record in the works between the three parties, it is only a matter of time before Freddie ends up where he belongs, on rap’s Mount Rushmore.

It doesn’t matter if you’re 14 or 45, if you have any appreciation of music, then you cannot sleep on this shit. 

In closing, we’ll leave you with this: Gibbs golfs.

‘Nuff said.

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