Das Racist, Freddie Gibbs
Tuesday, January 19, 2010 | 6 years ago
Tuesday's show featured Freddie Gibbs, with openers Mickey Factz, Gordon Voidwell, and Das Racist. Gibbs' desire to rep the Midwest and his city led Gibbs to start recording mixtapes and pushing them online as well as the streets, where he quickly began garnering fans drawn to his original style, diverse flows, and deeply personal lyrics about his experience as a young black man growing up below the poverty line in a forgotten American city. Gibbs cites Houston rap and Pac as his major influences, and it shows in his ability to alternate between chillingly tense street stories of violence and laid back comedic tales about women and weed. Ultimately Gibbs shows and proves with his rhymes, which demonstrate the promise of a legend in the making.