From an image and marketing standpoint, aligning with CTE is certainly a great fit for Freddie Gibbs, since Jeezy (and maybe Rawse, if you can get past the fraud – yes, I’ll harp on that shit FOREVER) is essentially the only gangsta rapper with any real (but worryingly and rapidly fading?) mainstream presence at this point in time. Gangsta rapper + gangsta rap label = perfect. Si?

The move certainly gives Jeezy’s label more credibility and artistic verve, given that no one gives a fuck about anyone else on that label (I’m guessing here – and I have a decent memory when it comes to useless information – but the other cats signed to Jeezy have names like Blood Raw and Slick Pulla? – no shots) and signing an artist with some potential (however much that is in this climate) will actually get CTE moving in some direction – hopefully positive. I suppose this is the equivalent of Rawse signing WalePill and Meek Mill, except that Rawse might actually be more talented that each one of his signings.

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, signing and working with Freddie Gibbs might be the creative kick in the ass that Jeezy needs right now. He’s sort of been stuck in limbo since his last official album, despite dropping an absolutely excellent mixtape that somehow failed to get his momentum back last summer (again, probably thanks to Rawse & Lex Luger – Quick Tangent: Styles P‘s verse on that song is decimated on the censored version – applaud that level of violence!). For those of you who haven’t been keeping up with my writing, I’m an unabashed Freddie Gibbs stan (here’s ONE example) simply because he checks most of the requirements I have for an artist vying to become one of my personal favorites:

  1. Gully content (word to JihaD & BigGhostface – I’m think there’s a song where Gibbs has threatened unborn children – inappropriate, but my cuppa tea)
  2. Impeccable flow(S) – note the emphasis on the ‘S’ (Gibbs has these for decades)
  3. The ability to craft a hook (and on occasion, bridges – again, Gibbs has em)
  4. Beat selection (Gibbs raps over a VARIETY of beats – his ‘hit to miss’ ratio has to be on the 90%+ level)
  5. Sincerity (I’m not asking for an artist to have lived the exact life he raps about, but I need to not feel like a wrestling fan for listening to your shit. Gibbs seems pretty credible or at least, earnest.)

I’d add some other shit, but I don’t want to deal with debate that shit will undoubtedly generate (if you’re perceptive enough, you’ll know what I left out).

Anyway, all these factors add up to a very talented rapper and I think Jeezy being around a hungrier talent might inspire him to create some really good material in the coming months (if he hasn’t already – rumor has it that Jeezy made the offer during their first studio session together). I have no doubts that Freddie will continue to make excellent shit (I have about 450 Freddie Gibbs songs in iTunes and I can only point to about 20 weak songs – 18 are from before he even got signed to Interscope back in 2007, so he gets a pass) and the big winners will be fans of good music and aggressive content.

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Comments on: "It’s Official: Freddie Gibbs Cliques Up With Jeezy and CTE…" (82)

  1. No to sure how I feel about this move im a gibbs and jeezy fan and while it seems like all the factors add up im still a bit skeptical but I hope they prove me wrong…i wonder if this means no more pill and gibbs collabos??? Oh and blood raw aint down with cte anymore dude supposedly put out a diss record going at jezzy

  2. mobbdeen said:

    I was a little skeptical at first and I still am, but chose to look at the positives.

    As long as they BOTH start/continue to produce music, it’s a win.

    Gibbs + Pill is a great combo, but if I’m being honest, I prefer Gibbs without guests. He’s that engaging as a rapper. No homo and all that.

  3. House stupid dumb big, my rooms got rooms.

    I keep hearing so much of Gangsta Gibbs, I should listen to a best of…I think JihaD got one floating around

  4. Jeezy might be able to get gibbs with some producers he may not have had the chance to on his own which could definetly be a win for gibbs and as you stated this may light the spark in jeezy to start putting out solid material again so this does have its potential

  5. Troyvul gibbs mixtape the lables trying to kill me is a pretty good place to start as it has some of his his verses and songs all on one tape

  6. mobbdeen said:

    @Troyvul – Jihad has a more comprehensive mix. I recommend that.

    BUT if you want a shorter one (with strictly east coast beats):

    http://mobbdeen.tumblr.com/post/4330859231/a-different-kind-of-gangsta-gibbs-mix

  7. EnglandRepresent said:

    Deen you a filthy little pikey miscreant. Just sayin.

  8. He looks so much like PAC

    Shirtless torso

    Sagging jeans, boxers showing

    Loud voice, aggressive tone, foul speech, vulgar language

    Confrontational demeanor

    Gibbs whole aura screams tupac shakur

    Lets just hope he doesn’t end up like ja rule

  9. Freddie Gibbs PAC reincarnated

    Freddie Gibbs is what ja rule and dmx wanted to be

    In that still image he looks like One of those negros that go to hip hop rap summits and dress like PAC for a day

    And people yell “tupack back” “shakur still lives”

  10. Heroine Headliner said:

    Dis be like Dollar Tree teamin’ up wit tha Dollar Store…..

    Yall had a spark in 08 but now yall juss garbage…..

  11. LA Times x OFWGKTA –

    latimes.com/entertainment/news/music/la-ca-odd-future-20110410,0,4768199,full.story

  12. mobbdeen said:

    Deen you a filthy little pikey miscreant. Just sayin.

    ^^^

    That’s gotta be some kinda racism. Gimme another 20 minutes to figure it out, while I sign my offer to join xvideos as a paid blogger…

    #SWAG

    Gareth Bale shags donkeys. And women. But mostly donkeys. You’d think he was from Newcastle…

  13. Heroine Headliner said:

    EngRep stay logged into thailadyboysdotcom…..

    The nets is watchin…..

  14. Heroine headliner = mobb deen = nah deen = deen

  15. Heroine Headliner said:

    Used to pay Kobe…..

    Then he paid LeBron…..

    Now he pays Gibbs…..

    Where tha fuck did it go wrong…..

  16. Heroine Headliner said:

    (if you’re perceptive enough, you’ll know what I left out).
    ^
    I don’t even undastand what this means…b…..

    So ima take it as a insult…..

    Wale > Meek Mill > Pill >>>>> Jibbs > Gibbs

  17. The Psychlone said:

    The stage seems set for Freddie to tear Officer Ricky to shreds.

  18. mobbdeen said:

    (if you’re perceptive enough, you’ll know what I left out).
    ^
    I don’t even undastand what this means…b…..
    So ima take it as a insult…..
    Wale > Meek Mill > Pill >>>>> Jibbs > Gibbs

    ^^^^

    ROFL. Maybe your best comment ever. But only because you quoted me. Pay me my publishing son. I got the juice now. #MOBBDEEN

    @The Psychlone – if Gibbs becomes Jeezy’s attack dog, I’ll lose a lot of respect for him. Then again, he’s been taking shots at rappers forever, including Rawse, so I might let it slide.

  19. What if Freddie Gibbs sent Rick Ross a diss track…. Damn

  20. Heroine Headliner said:

    What if Freddie Gibbs sent Rick Ross a diss track…. Damn

    ^
    I hope Fred’s momma got casket insurance…..

  21. The Psychlone said:

    I was thinking something similar, it would be a letdown if Freddie started spending a lot of time rapping about other rappers. On the other hand, if it gets him paid somehow then I’d support it. And Rick Ross getting clowned and shit on should probably happen way more often than it does.

  22. ^
    I hope Fred’s momma got casket insurance…..
    ====
    DEADDD

    Ross aint built for that beefing shit

  23. ” House stupid dumb big, my rooms got rooms. ”

    This this this.

  24. mobbdeen said:

    The folks at TSS already asked Freddie about the Rawse thing. Even though he’s made comments in the past, he’s never actually dissed him, since he says and I quote “doesn’t know the man personally.” All he ever did was speak on Rawse’s situation from the perspective of a rap fan.

    I cosign that.

  25. What does Freddie know about room-filled rooms ?

  26. *daps Deen*

    Dope write-up, B. Gibbs >>>>>

    @Troyvul-

    Yo, here is my mix I did.

    http://guttaboyjihad.tumblr.com/post/1298612006/aight-so-my-nigga-from-the-c-section-nah-asked

    JihaD

  27. EnglandRepresent said:

    That’s gotta be some kinda racism. Gimme another 20 minutes to figure it out, while I sign my offer to join xvideos as a paid blogger…

    ^^You signing up to blog about porn????!!! WTF??? xvideos.com???

    Gareth Bale = Player’s Player of the Year.

  28. Slimwhiteguy said:

    Good move for Gibbs, been a fan. I do hope it motivates jeezy to get more lyrical. Guess well see

  29. EnglandRepresent said:

    HH – watch your tone bitch tits.

  30. *daps JihaD*

    Gibbs knows about room niggas get robbed in.

    @Eng

    We getting cheques however mane.

    Isn’t it hilarious that the player’s didn’t vote Nani on to the PFA POY shortlist? They must really hate that guy. He’s probably had the best year of the bunch…

  31. LF: Spitta>Gibbs, but it’s close

    i’ve been trying to have this debate for days

  32. EnglandRepresent said:

    Isn’t it hilarious that the player’s didn’t vote Nani on to the PFA POY shortlist? They must really hate that guy. He’s probably had the best year of the bunch…

    ^^Yeah he’s had a top year. Must be a twat though. Wilshere has also had a stand up year. Bale is different class though. And he said he’s going to cream Real this week so……..In Bale We Trust.

  33. Yo Eng, I hate to ask, but may I have some of that weed you’re smoking.

    Real will tonk you yids at home too.

  34. Real Madrid vs Barcelona is going to be quite the match up

    TottenhAm got lucky with ac Milan

    Shouldn’t even be in cl tourney

    Go gooners
    Go gunners

    Arsenal plays sexy football

    And they got the pretty boys on the squad

    Di Maria >>>

    Benzema >>>

    Cr7 >>>

    Real cosigns Real

  35. Shout out to bayern munchen for getting rid of van gaal

    Props to fc shalke Raul and farfan is dangerous

    But man u will take out fc schalke 04

    Ashley Cole sucks… But dude is a fucking pimp
    How you cheat on Cheryl Cole and break her heart
    That’s swag right there

  36. Shout out to Barcelona for making 1 million passes a game
    Holding possession of the ball for 98% of the game
    And boring me to death
    Making me go to sleep when I watch a game

    Fuck iniestAs ugly pale ass
    Fuck carles puyol hair and face
    Fuck xavi Hernandez gay homo make up

    Fc shaktar Donetsk from Ukraine as an opponent
    Obviously uefa attempts to get Barcelona a pass

  37. RNC Chairman Michael Steele said:

    Gibbs will never hit big. Even the Game has more charisma.

  38. RNC Chairman Michael Steele said:

    Gibbs will never hit big. Even the Game has more charisma.

    I cant think of a popular modern production style that he would sound good (read: not boring as fuck) on.

  39. That’s like your opinion and shit. I suspect you haven’t listened to nearly enough of his catalog to form a useful opinion though.

    =====================================

    LF: Spitta>Gibbs, but it’s close
    i’ve been trying to have this debate for days

    ^^^

    GTFOH. I’m a fan of both and Spitta gets credit for employing a seemingly original template, but Gibbs is clearly a superior rapper and artist.

  40. EnglandRepresent said:

    Lemme find out GB$ got some football pundits in the c-section?! Hooters is talking truth though.

    Man utd will win the Champs League this year.

    And motherfuck Sergio Ramos. Cheating bastard.

  41. United cannot fuck with Barca. No one can.

  42. Barza is boring… Do you really need to pass thr ball 1000 times… For 85 minutes in a game and pass it to your whole defense and Valdez?

    Give me England long ball type football aerial attack or German speed pace fast manuevr dribbling any day…Dutch too

    Although barzA might be the best club in the world

    Alves messi villa is unfuckwitable

    But anyone besides fc Barcelona please

    Man u or real please win this cl chip

  43. EnglandRepresent said:

    Barca do look invincible but in a Final where there’s only one leg, I fancy Man Utd for the win. True story.

  44. You fancied wrong.

    They got spanked by Barca 2 years ago.

    They’ll get spanked again.

  45. Engrep

    I’m trying to pedal drugs in aussie land

    Where should I start my empire in melbourne or Sydney

    Probably will move pills white stuff that tan and some ice

    Need to get my money up

  46. soundcloud.com/landagherra/the-deal

  47. Gibbs is clearly a superior rapper and artist.

    ^STFUppppppppp(juicy j voice)
    Cmon son! Gibbs can’t hold Spittas trees.
    Trademark >>>>>>> Gibbs

  48. Gibbs can beat up spitta in a fight.

  49. well yeah gibbs is clearly the superior rapper, but somehow i find myself listening to spitta more

    also, fuck soccer

  50. LOL @ this site.
    *dead*
    It’s the same 5 people commenting here. Damn y’all didn’t even last a week before people stopped giving a fuck?
    Meanwhile, the Nahright site hits haven’t even dwindled. In fact our hits have increased in comparison to this time last month.

  51. soundcloud.com/landagherra/the-deal

    ^ I heard it earlier.

    I do like it, but I can’t hear it anymore because everytime I hear the Intro I imagine the beat going a different way.

  52. C. Dufflebags said:

    what up tho..

    hold up…yall got Sean Coonery on here now commenting? and Heroine H…

    if yall can up the ignorant post count to like 10 a day imma be checkin in here real often..i’m talkin uncle murda, french montana, yo gotti new music ish

    peace

  53. Can anybody who blogs here send me their email? I wanna set up my own blog and need to ask questions about uploading audio files/video files and streaming.. Would be much appreciated!

  54. ” I wanna set up my own blog and need to ask questions about uploading audio files/video files and streaming.. ”

    WordPress doesn’t allow you to upload audio files unless you buy a space upgrade. Doens’t allow video files to unless you buy VideoPress.

    After that, you can embed both for streaming.

    No idea about Blogger because I don’t use it.

  55. mobbdeen said:

    well yeah gibbs is clearly the superior rapper, but somehow i find myself listening to spitta more

    ^^^

    Because you’re a burnout stoner. That’s okay though.
    =============
    also, fuck soccer

    ^^^^^

    Correction. Fuck you.

  56. @ Hopp, thing is WordPress charges quite a bit, considering I just want to start one and see how it goes.. Doesn’t Jihad use Tumblr and manages to upload large files such as mixtapes, but I’m on tumblr now and they saying you can only upload one file a day and it has to be 10mb max.. I’m looking to upload a few tracks a day and sometimes put a mixtape out for download which would exceed 10mb for sure

  57. ” Doesn’t Jihad use Tumblr and manages to upload large files such as mixtapes ”

    He does.

    But not on Tumblr.

    Last time I checked he’s using good old MediaFire and so should you for large files, since streaming ain’t a concern there.

    Fuck Tumblr, tho.

  58. Heroine Headliner said:

    *dead at fake eskays postin*

    Fake wale > fake eskay >fake escargot #BAWSElife

  59. Heroine Headliner said:

    Nah who?

    2whiteboyz what?

    Think bigga…..

    We competin wit…..

    Rollin Stone…..

    NY Times…..

    Forbes…..

    We makin moves maggots…..

    I bury those cockroaches…..

    Whoevr knew I would afford cologne by Tom Ford?

    #BAWSE

  60. Abortatron said:

    Whatup

    *stunts*

  61. *dead at fake eskays postin*

    ^ I’m sayin’, tho.

  62. mobbdeen said:

    *can afford Tom Ford cologne*

    *uses febreeze instead*

    *heads to work*

  63. Heroine Headliner said:

    What u kno bout no parole…..

    Life in tha hole…..

    Life’s cold…..

    #RAWSEgems

  64. Real Madrid >>> Barcalona
    Mourinho is a thug nigga.
    Pique is smashing Shakira but Ronaldo\’s bitch is badder though – she might have some North African in her somewhere.

  65. NBA > > Champions League

    Fuck Barcelona – Hoots is right, theyre boring as fuck to watch. Niggas who love Barcelona are dickriders who love playing croquet with soccer.

  66. that is eskay tho. Lol.

    Fire hazard>>>

    “my money burnin cant u c my money burnin!”

  67. @ Hopp, really appreciate that man, good looking out! That helped a lot.. As soon as I’m done completing this blog of mine, I’ll post the link on here if anybody would be interested to visit.

    What’s the plan today for y’all Young Republicans?

  68. Heroine Headliner said:

    We takin’ ova tha blogs…..

    It was written…..

    God meant me to push a Bentley…..

    #ManifestDestiny Swag

  69. ” As soon as I’m done completing this blog of mine, I’ll post the link on here if anybody would be interested to visit. ”

    Already.

    Take your time.

  70. Thanks for any support and views yesterday please check it out content heavy but help the kid out srhrebel.Wordpress.com much appreciation leave comments

  71. Nah BBQ 13 september 2011 and NONE of you suckas are invited…its just gona be me and nation, and dre’s finna connect with us via skype too.

  72. Real talk, I never liked none of you faggots anyway.

  73. Hahahahaha all you computer nerds still livin at ur mommas house hahahaah

    Im backstage at the Emilio Rojas concert bitches!

    #VIPlife

  74. srhking said:

    ^ I actually did check that. You need to send a link to @Big_Seth.

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  76. Nah'sOnlyWhiteBoy said:

    Eskay I will bomb your house b

  77. srhking said:

    ^ I actually did check that. You need to send a link to @Big_Seth.

    ^
    Word? Pardon my newness but why he works with designs or something?

  78. Nah'sOnlyWhiteBoy said:

    And did you really just brag about being at a fuckn “emilio rojas” concert? Get a grip ashmi, you gay as hell

  79. Nah’sOnlyWhiteBoy says:
    April 11, 2011 at 10:48 am
    And did you really just brag about being at a fuckn “emilio rojas” concert? Get a grip ashmi, you gay as hell

    ^

    All of your favorite rappers know whom I am and what I do.

    Im a BRAND baby.

  80. Nah'sOnlyWhiteBoy said:

    Eskay, I hatechu mang, I hatechu

  81. […] It’s Official: Freddie Gibbs Cliques Up With Jeezy and CTE… by Deen […]

  82. […] couple weeks back, Young Jeezy got the most attention he’d gotten in over a year with the signing of blog favorite Freddie Gibbs to his Corporate Thugz Ent. label. The move was seen as a shrewd one for Jeezy because not only is Gibbs a really great rapper with a […]

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