Freddie Gibbs on KUBE 93’s Sound Session (video)

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Sound Session on May 30th, 2014 by Hyphen

One of the dopest MC’s in the game and one of the realest dudes in the industry, Freddie Gibbs has been one of our favorites for years on Sound Session.  We’ve ran into him numerous times but amazingly never had him in studio for a SNSS interview…until now.

Freddie came through the KUBE studios on 5/24/14 while in Seattle on tour with Tech N9ne and we chopped it up for a bit about his love for the city (its greenery and Seahawk Richard Sherman, in particular), growing up and starting his rap career in a tough environment in Indiana, and later making the move to Los Angeles to pursue music.  We also talked about his approach to the industry and how he can appeal to a wide fan base, before touching on his recent projects with Madlib and DJ Fresh.

Peep the full interview above for more and be sure to catch Freddie when he’s in your town.  Shout to Archie for coordinating and the First Ladies for shooting and editing the piece.

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Freddie Gibbs & Madlib ft. BJ The Chicago Kid – Shame (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on August 11th, 2012 by Hyphen

With an extended intro, you get a bit of a 2 for 1 with this new video from Freddie Gibbs and Madlib for their collaboration with BJ The Chicago Kid called “Shame.” Gibbs is one of the illest out there and personally, I’d much rather hear records like this than the stuff he does with CTE and Young Jeezy. The good news is that he’s so prolific, it looks like he can actually do both at the same time and potentially appeal to the “underground” and “mainstream” crowds simultaneously (if those terms even exist anymore).  Either way, dude is a beast.

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Strong Arm Steady ft. Phonte – Best Of Times (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on April 3rd, 2010 by Hyphen

Shout to the whole S.A.S. and of course the homey Phonte.  In Search of Stoney Jackson is one of the doper records in the past year, but that’s to be expected when Strong Arm links up with Madlib for a full project.  Cop that.

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Blackstar at the House of Blues

Posted in Artists, Live Performances, Videos on February 10th, 2009 by Hyphen

Tunji just shot over this footage of Talib joining Mos for a little impromptu Blackstar performance at the House of Blues from last night down in Los Angeles.  Is it strange that hearing “Respiration” drop still gives me goosebumps a decade after it first came out?

Peep more over at the Year of the Blacksmith.

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Madlib ft. Defari – Gamble On Ya Boy

Posted in Artists, Joints on September 8th, 2008 by Hyphen


Here’s another dope new joint that we ran on Sound Session last night.  It’s off Madlib‘s upcoming album, WLIB AM: King of the Wigflip, and features Defari on the mic.  Another b-side, since “Go!” with Guilty Simpson has already been floating around the net.  Enjoy:

Madlib ft. Defari – “Gamble On Ya Boy”

Madlib ft. Guilty Simpson – “Go!”

“hollahollaholla like that dude on Chappelle.”

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Talib Kweli – Eat To Live (video)

Posted in Artists, Videos on June 26th, 2008 by Hyphen

I’m not sure why Talib felt the need to drop another video off Eardrum, but I’m not mad at all.  The whole album is dope as hell, so if you’ve been sleeping, go cop it.  This song was produced by Madlib and talks about one of life’s basic necessities.  Did you know there’s a worldwide food crisis right now?  Are you doing anything about it?

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