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Fans were finally blessed this morning with 15 tracks of GOOD RAPS. The Gary, Indiana Rapper now signed with Warner Records is no stranger to beef & scuffles within the rap industry. Dropping this Las Vegas Casino Resort themed LP is a great way to pierce through the controversy on the positive end of things. The Promotion for this album was fresh, innovative, and downright funny. Although great efforts is nothing new to the veteran Gibbs, it’s refreshing to see a new album with great feature selections as well. A perfect blend of modern Hip Hop and R&B artists. $$$ features artists Kelly Price, Offset, Moneybagg Yo, Rick Ross, Anderson .Paak, Raekwon, DJ Paul, Pusha T, Musiq Soulchild and Scarface.
Being a Cleveland based website, its always nice to hear a respectable Bone Thugs & Harmony chorus cover with “Pain & Strife” feat Offset. Its a great tune with amazing replay value! Another standout are the quick voicemail skits from the likes of Kevin Durant, Jeff Ross, Joe Rogan, Slink Johnson(aka Black Jesus), and a distorted voice message from his own mother, which I personally really loved. This, along with releasing official visualizer videos on the Freddie Gibbs YouTube channel way a great way to promote this particular album.
Gibbs also acknowledges his longtime feud with former CTE label mate Jeezy and spoke positively on the situation on the track “Rabbit Vision.” These healing lyrics could possibly come with good outcomes in the future (hopefully…) Gibbs raps: “Me and Jeezy still ain’t spoke in years, but I got love for him. Could’ve talked it out, but I spoke out, I let it get to me. Showed me I could be a fuckin’ boss, best thing he did for me. I needed to grow, too immature, it’s shit I needed to know.”
Overall this is a good album worthy of listening too. Its a CLEAR candidate for album of the year in my opinion!