Freddie Gibbs – “Eastcoast Moonwalker”
I’ve been getting into ESGN this week, the latest album from rapper Freddie Gibbs. Short for “Evil Seeds Grow Naturally,” this is Gibbs’ second studio album, and he’s announced a new album dropping later this year. Originally from Gary, Indiana, but you’d never guess it – he effortlessly weaves together classic West Coast and southern rap influences on the album, citing UGK, Three 6, and Tupac Shakur as some of his biggest influences. He’s worked with Jay Rock of the Black Hippy crew, Juicy J, and Krayzie Bone, among others, and I’m looking forward to his new release this year, date to be announced.