Freddie Gibbs is one of the top rappers in the game today, and he continues making claims that he’s the best lyricist out now. However, despite feeling he’s the best, it doesn’t seem like Gibbs is happy with the current state of Hip Hop.
On Thursday (September 24), Freddie Gibbs took to Twitter to address his concerns over the genre becoming stale since all the popular artists are rich now and no longer rapping about anything meaningful.
“Y’all can have this rap shit I’m going back to R&B,” Gibbs tweeted. “I don’t even wanna rap wit no nigga I can’t relate to. Rap full of bullshit collabs. It’s all for the bag tho. All these mid bars. Imma have to drop again.”
He continued, “When I was rapping to get a bag I had to make different decisions. Now I’m rapping for fun and I don’t give a fuck.”
Gibbs may be having some fun with his fans when he says he’s going back to R&B as he usually engages in social media trolling. Fans will be paying extra attention to Freddie Gibbs now that his upcoming album SSS is on the way, though.
During a recent interview with Complex about his forthcoming movie Down With The King, Gibbs took time to speak briefly on what fans can expect on the highly-anticipated album.
“Nah man, SSS, my new album,” Gibbs said. “Soul Sold Separately, that’s my muthafucking all fresh shit. The new album is going to be crazy. This is probably going to be the best album I did. I think this one. I think ever since Piñata, I’ve been dropping classic albums, so I’m not going to stop right there.”
He continued, “Piñata, classic. Bandana was a classic. Alfredo is a classic. SSS, going to be the same thing. I leveled up on his album. It’s going to be more features. It’s a little more sauce on this one I would say. Alfredo, that was just me rapping with…shit, I barely wrote a fucking hook on Alfredo. I was just showing n-ggas they can’t rap better than me.”
HipHopDX gave Pinata a 4.5 while Bandana received a 5 in our respective reviews. Alfredo won album of the year at the 2020 HipHopDX Awards.