Freddie Gibbs Says He's Going To "Restore That Prestige" To Gangsta Grillz Brand

Freddie Gibbs says his mixtape "Baby Face Killa" with DJ Drama will make up for subpar releases from the Gangsta Grillz brand.

Freddie Gibbs is currently prepping the release of his Gangsta Grillz mixtape Baby Face Killa, hosted by DJ Drama. But during an interview with Pitchfork, Gangsta Gibbs said that he's about to "restore that prestige" to the Gangsta Grillz brand, which he thinks has been hurt over the past few years by subpar rappers who get a release under the skein.

During the interview, he says that Drama must have linked with some less-than-worthy rappers to release Gangsta Grillz mixtapes as a favor or because money was involved.

"I've been wanting to do a tape with Drama for a while-- I guess I wasn't cool enough before, but now I am. [laughs] I'm about to restore that prestige to Gangsta Grillz. There's some dudes that did Gangsta Grillz tapes who probably weren't worthy of it-- their label just put up the bread, or they did a favor," he said. "Drama did a lot of favors for some weak niggas, but my tape is gonna take you back to them Trap or Die days. Jeezy's the biggest artist to come straight from the streets the past 10 years, and that's the reason I fucked with him. I want to catch some of that magic. I want to be a part of that Death Row-like atmosphere, and that's what we're creating, without all the bullshit. I'm putting the missing pieces together for the tape now. I've been on the phone with Pusha T, I got Jadakiss, I got a track with Z-Ro."

Read the full interview at Pitchfork, where he also talks about getting removed from Hot 97's Summer Jam, linking with Madlib and more.

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15 Comments

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  • King Chandler

    Can't wait for this shit, Gibbs is one of my favorite artists, but he seems like a dickhead personality wise, he tries too hard to be too hard all the time, loosen up and show you have a personality damn, but since we aint chillin together, I could give a fuck less what dude acts like if the music stays on point.

  • Verna

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  • Violator

    DJ Drama's best mixtape was Weezy's Dedication 2. Funny how niggas forget that

  • Get a Life

    Jeezy's the biggest artist to come straight from the streets the past 10 years, and that's the reason I fucked with him. 50 cent is the biggest rap artist to come straight from the streets in the last 10 years you dick head. What fucking Rock are You Living under? Jeezy NEVER put up numbers EVEN CLOSE to 50 cent. Get off Snowmans dick

  • Sailor Eclipse

    THAT'S DEFINATELY A SHOT AT 50 CENT.

  • big stak

    So he got pusha t, Z-Ro and Krayzie bone on the mixtape, should be nice cold day in hell was a good mixtape

  • Anonymous

    Cant wait for this mixtape gibbs is nice he talks about real shit. I seen he has been working with Krayzie bone also

  • Anonymous

    What a shot @ 50 lol

  • Bom919

    Cant stand a hatin ass faggot above that Mason-Dixon line trying to say that ppl in the south are dumb. No doubt there are some dumbasses. I know a few dumbasses in Phily. But unlike a large percentage of northerners we dont have our head stuck so far up our own asses that we think our shit dont stink. Thats too the fool at the bottom, anyways Gibbs is nice as hell. The man got mad skills and is one of the realist in the game. Glad Jeezy signed him and cant wait for the tape

    • Pegasus Flow

      You show your ignorance when you say "unlike a large percentage of northerners". You're just another crying little bitch that gets sensitive when some asshole says something that hurts your feelings. Quit whining you little girl.

  • YESSIR

    Gibbs got pac's will of fire

  • kennyken

    i'm not gonna say anything about some of these comments but Gibbs get's love from the south and he's loved on 3 sides of hiphop, club, pack-packers, and gangsters.

  • Anonymous

    Really excited bout this can't wait Gibbs can dumb it down for the south fans and then speak some real shit for the fans of lyrics and always keeps it hood

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