Freddie Gibbs Explains Working Process With Madlib

Freddie Gibbs says that they weren't intending on creating anything for mainstream radio.

Freddie Gibbs and Madlib recently announced plans to release a collaborative full-length album, which has already spawned “Thuggin’” and “Deep.” During an interview with Complex.com, Gangsta Gibbs explained his working process with the West Coast producer and how it isn’t intended to cater to mainstream tastes.

“It’s been dope, it’s been crazy. He’d send me some weird ass sample, and then it’s my job to make something out of it,” he says. “You start with some big lump of clay, and I got to mold it. We shoot back and forth and we have to mold it into something, then it just comes out to something crazy like ‘Thuggin’.’ There aren’t any other records like that out.”

He continues by stating that he didn’t want to create a sellable single for the sake of moving units. Instead, if the records aren’t to fans’ liking, then he’d prefer if that didn’t listen to it.

“I wasn’t shooting for trying to make a so-called ‘single’ these days. If you’re lookin’ for that, if you’re looking for what’s on the radio right now and what everybody dances to, then don’t even bother with this Madlib shit I’m about to do. Don’t even fuck with it. That’s not what I’m doing with this. I’m just making something that really hasn’t been done. Madlib hasn’t really worked with my type of artist before, and I haven’t worked with a guy like Madlib, so I just think this is something special, something dope.”

Read the full interview at Complex.com, where he also talks about his love for football, white rappers and more.

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11 Comments

  • liquid swords

    this gonna be that ill shit

  • BrownJack

    Dopest unlikely collaboration

  • kennyken

    gibbs, actually, your fans are all over this. madlib is fucking dope and anyone who likes freddie either likes madlib too, or either freddie can bring them to that good madlib flavor. thanks for this for real!

  • Freddie Gibbs

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  • sizakhoza

    Truthfully, i know Freddie Gibbs because of Madlib. I am glad he is not trying hard to appeal to the mainstream market.

  • dan dumile

    motherfucker i'm thuggin?

  • huh

    Um, when's Madlib EVER been on mainstream radio? Or Gibbs?

    • Anonymous

      The point he's making is if you're interested in the collaboration, check it out. If not, SFTU with all the talk like YOU just said, and MOVE ON.

  • Anonymous

    too raw and ignant, but masterful hip hop

  • J

    Nice!! p.s Are you targeting Japanese market? I Officially did promotions for Ace Hood and DJ Infamous "We The Best" Japan Tour. http://bit.ly/zJCO4V I have more than 19,500 Japanese followers. If you are producer, artiste, DJ, dancer, or records/production company and need my promotions, check this out. (*Copy & Paste this link, and delete the unnecessary 2 spaces) ht tp://bi t.ly/zXEFnw Or contact me www.Twitter.com/RSmagazine The details are in the link in my profile!

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