Freddie Gibbs Reveals Inspiration Behind Joint LP With Madlib

Freddie Gibbs explains how he came to collaborate with Madlib.

Freddie Gibbs may no longer be signed to Young Jeezy's CTE, but that doesn't mean he's slowing down.

In a recent interview with Duckdown Visuals, Gibbs spoke about his upcoming joint album with Madlib, Cocaine Piñata.

"I got the inspiration to do this project from my homeboy Krondon, and Phil [Da Agony], and Mitchy [Slick] - Strong Arm Steady, you know," he revealed. "I saw what they did with Madlib: they kickin' straight street shit, and I was like, 'Damn.' That really inspired me - they really inspired me - to get in the lab with Madlib, to be honest."

Gibbs continued, explaining that  he would benefit from exposure to Madlib fans. "Madlib already got a huge fan base already, so for me to do it was a no-brainer, pretty much. Once we dropped 'Thuggin' ,' I think people started to be like, 'Aw shit, I think they got somethin' here.'"

"That was the first song we ever did," he added. "I hadn't really rapped on shit like that, and it was, like, a challenge for me lyrically. So I just took it, and I think I knocked it out the park."

Watch the interview below (spotted at HHNM):

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