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American rapper from Indiana

Freddie Gibbs

Gibbs in March 2014
Background information
Birth name Fredrick Jamel Tipton
Also known as
  • Freddie Kane
  • Kane
  • Freddie Forgiato
  • Gangsta Gibbs
  • Big Boss Rabbit
Born June 14, 1982 (age 40)
Gary, Indiana, US
Genres
  • Hip hop
  • gangsta rap
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
Years active 2004–present
Labels
  • Warner
  • ESGN
  • Str8 Slammin’
  • CTE World
  • Decon
  • Interscope
  • No Tamin
Member of
  • MadGibbs
  • POC
Children 2
Musical artist

Fredrick Jamel Tipton (born June 14, 1982), better known by his stage name Freddie Gibbs, is an American rapper from Gary, Indiana After initially being signed to Interscope Records in 2006, Gibbs recorded his debut studio album under the label However, he was eventually dropped and the album was cancelled Gibbs later signed with Young Jeezy’s CTE World and released a number of mixtapes through the label, including 2012’s highly acclaimed Baby Face Killa

After leaving CTE in early 2013, Gibbs formed his own label, ESGN, which was also the name of his debut studio album released in June of that year Since then, he has gone on to release four solo studio albums, as well as four collaborative albums, two with Madlib (as MadGibbs): Piñata (2014) and Bandana (2019), and two with The Alchemist: Fetti (2018) (also a collaboration with rapper Curren$y) and Alfredo (2020), the latter of which received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap Album at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards

Early life

Fredrick Tipton was born and raised in Gary, Indiana, and grew up at 17th and Virginia St on the city’s east side He played American football at Ball State University on an athletic scholarship but was eventually expelled from college At the age of 19, he was enlisted into the US Army as part of a pre-trial diversion program when he was on trial for theft and gun charges, but was dishonorably discharged only eight months later after being caught smoking marijuana

He then began working at a Gary mall, where he met local hip hop producer Finger Roll, who, according to Gibbs, was “the only guy that had a studio” Gibbs then joined Finger Roll’s No Tamin Entertainment crew and began pursuing a rap career

Career

2004–2011: Career beginnings and CTE World

Gibbs’ rap career began in 2004, self-releasing his first full-length project, a mixtape titled Full Metal Jackit, which he followed up with a sequel that same year Around that time, he was signed to Interscope Records and began working on his debut studio album, but was dropped from the label in late 2006, when the man that signed him, Joe Weinberger, left the label Gibbs released his debut extended play Str8 Killa in August 2010

Gibbs (right) with Young Jeezy in August 2011

POC
Also known as Pulled Over by the Cops
Genres Alternative hip hop
Years active 2011–present
Past members Freddie Gibbs
Chip tha Ripper
Sir Michael Rocks

He would continue self-releasing mixtapes until 2011, when he signed to Young Jeezy’s record label CTE World In February that year, Gibbs announced on his website that he had joined up with fellow rappers King Chip and The Cool Kids to form the supergroup Pulled Over by the Cops (POC) In October, he released the mixtape Cold Day in Hell, which featured guest appearances from Young Jeezy, Juicy J, and 2 Chainz, among others The mixtape received significant coverage from publications such as Pitchfork and XXL, appearing on the latter’s Freshman List Class of 2010 Gibbs and hip hop producer Madlib released their first and second extended plays, titled Thuggin’ and Shame, in September 2011 and June 2012, respectively The EPs served as previews for their upcoming collaborative album, which was originally titled Cocaine Piñata, and later renamed to simply Piñata

Shortly after the release of Cold Day in Hell, Gibbs announced that his next mixtape would be a Gangsta Grillz mixtape titled Baby Face Killa It was released on September 25, 2012 and featured guest appearances from Pharrell Williams, Jadakiss, Jay Rock, Currensy, YG, and others The second track from the album, “Still Livin'” was featured on the 2013 video game Grand Theft Auto V’s virtual in-game radio station Radio Los Santos

2012–2018: Solo albums and Piñata

On December 11, 2012, Gibbs announced that he was no longer a member of Young Jeezy’s CTE label He elaborated saying that there is no beef between the two rappers On May 27, 2013, Freddie Gibbs announced he would be releasing his debut album ESGN (Evil Seeds Grow Naturally) on July 9, 2013 through his own record label of the same name The album ended up being released on June 20, three weeks before the planned release date, due to a leak

In September 2013, Freddie Gibbs and Madlib released Deeper, the final EP from the Piñata previews trilogy Piñata itself was subsequently released on March 18, 2014 The album received universal acclaim from music critics with a score of 82 on the review site Metacritic It peaked at number 39 on the US Billboard 200 and number seven on the US Top Rap Albums charts On July 1, 2014, Gibbs, Young Thug, and ASAP Ferg released a single titled “Old English” It was produced by Salva and Nick Hook and was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on July 23, 2020 for selling over 500,000 certified units In October 2014, Gibbs and Madlib released their fourth EP, titled Knicks (Remix)

In March 2015, Gibbs released a three-track EP titled Pronto, which was followed up by his second solo studio album, Shadow of a Doubt, released on November 20, 2015 Gibbs’s third solo studio album, You Only Live 2wice, was released in March 2017 The only single, “Crushed Glass”, was released simultaneously alongside a music video directed by Eric Nelson In June 2018, he released his fourth studio album, Freddie without any prior announcements

2018–present: Further collaborations and increasing success

After the success of Piñata, Gibbs and Madlib announced in May 2016 that they were developing a second collaborative album The resulting project was the album Bandana, which was released in June 2019 Bandana was preceded by two singles: “Flat Tummy Tea” and “Bandana”, the latter featuring the dancehall artist Assassin The singles were released in February and March 2019 respectively Bandana was released by Keep Cool Records, RCA Records, Madlib Invazion, and ESGN, and received critical acclaim

Gibbs also released multiple collaborations with producer The Alchemist Their first project together was Fetti, a collaborative album between Gibbs, The Alchemist, and rapper Currensy Fetti was released in October 2018 Gibbs and The Alchemist then reunited to release a second collaborative album, titled Alfredo, in May 2020 Alfredo was preceded a day earlier by its lead single, “1985”, as well as an accompanying music video directed by Nick Walker The album debuted at number 15 on the Billboard 200, making it both Gibbs’ and The Alchemist’s highest-charting album to date It was critically praised, and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards,

In June 2020, Gibbs signed to Warner Records Throughout late 2020 and early 2021, Gibbs released three singles through the label: “4 Thangs”, which features guest appearances from fellow rapper Big Sean and hip hop producer Hit-Boy; “Gang Signs”, featuring fellow rapper Schoolboy Q; and “Big Boss Rabbit” Gibbs then released his first album on Warner and fifth overall solo album, Soul Sold Separately, in September 2022

In addition to his musical ventures, Gibbs had a cameo role in the first season of the Starz drama series Power Book IV: Force in March 2022 He portrayed the role of Cousin Buddy, a cross-eyed drug dealer

Artistry

Critics have recognized Gibbs’ technically proficient and stylistically diverse rapping ability Matthew Ramirez of NPR has described him as “the eternal technician”; Tshepo Mokoena of The Guardian characterized him as “a classic rapper’s rapper” and stated that “when it comes to technique and versatility, he can take your breath away” He was featured on the soundtracks for Max Payne 3, NBA 2K12, Sleeping Dogs, and Grand Theft Auto V

Gibbs has listed Scarface, DMX, Tupac, Jay-Z, Nas, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Geto Boys, UGK, Three 6 Mafia, Outkast, Raekwon, Eminem, Twista, Ice Cube, Noreaga, Juvenile, Spice 1, De La Soul, Kool G Rap, Black Thought, Mos Def, Jeezy, and Ol’ Dirty Bastard as some of his influences

Personal life

On November 4, 2014, a gunman opened fire on Gibbs, who was sitting in a car after he had finished performing at a record store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York Gibbs escaped unharmed and two members of his entourage received non-life-threatening gunshot wounds

In May 2015, Gibbs launched a GoFundMe to help School Supply Giveaway of Gary purchase school supplies for children in Gary, Indiana On the site page, Gibbs explained, “Growing up in Gary there was little opportunity for a kid like me to make something of myself Not having the basic suppliesleft a lot of us with little motivation to do well in school and turned a lot of us to darker paths By helping these students acquire the basic supplies every student needs and deserves you will be maximizing their chances at a brighter future”

Before performing a concert Le Rex in Toulouse, France in June 2016, Gibbs was arrested on a European arrest warrant issued for a rape alleged to have taken place in Austria in 2015, and extradited to Austria on sexual assault charges, Gibbs said he “has no intention of escaping justice, whether French or Austrian” and was charged the following month with sexual abuse charges on two women After being held in jail for a number of weeks he was released on bail of €50,000, and acquitted on all charges in September 2016

Gibbs has said that while he is not a fan of organized religion, he most closely identifies as a Muslim, calling it “a personal relationship between myself and God”

Gibbs is also a father of two children; a daughter (born 2015) with his ex-fiancée Erica Dickerson and a son from a previous relationship

Discography

Main article: Freddie Gibbs discography

Studio albums

  • ESGN (2013)
  • Shadow of a Doubt (2015)
  • You Only Live 2wice (2017)
  • Freddie (2018)
  • $oul $old $eparately (2022)

Collaboration albums

  • Piñata with Madlib (2014)
  • Fetti with Curren$y and The Alchemist (2018)
  • Bandana with Madlib (2019)
  • Alfredo with The Alchemist (2020)

Concert tours

Headlining
  • Shadow of a Doubt Tour (2016)
  • You Only Live 2wice Tour (2017)
  • Freddie Tour (2018)
  • The Album of the Year Tour (2019)
  • Space Rabbit Tour (2022)
Co-headlining
  • Independent Grind Tour 2014 (with Tech N9ne) (2014)
Supporting
  • Young Jeezy – TM103 Tour (2011)

Awards and nominations

Award Year Recipient(s) and nominee(s) Category Result Ref
Grammy Awards 2021 Alfredo
(with The Alchemist)
Best Rap Album Nominated

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