He's moving back and forth between gangsta rap and underground hiphop. His rhymes are shooting out over trap beats, but the soulful sound is one Freddie maintains just as well.

"Blackest in the Room", where Freddie delivers brutal lyrics with a calm taste and a memorable vocal sample, is part of the album $oul $old $eparately. In 2004 Gibbs is the unofficial poet of the Midwest, and after many honest lyrics that reflect the reality of his neighborhood, he gets signed, and his path begins. Many years later, his jazzy flow goes around the severe motions his music moves into. But we are intact and listen to the rhythms and stories, and "Blackest in the Room" is one of our favorites.

posted by Krisi
November 2022