Gary, Indiana’s Freddie Gibbs has never been one to mince words. His upcoming album, ESGN (Evil Seeds Grow Naturally) is an extension of that personality. In a new interview with XXLMag.com, one of the targets on Gibbs’ promised-to-be-outspoken album is Young Jeezy.
Late last year, Gibbs broke ties with Jeezy’s CTE World label (Corporate Thugz Entertainment) after the partnership failed to deliver a major label album from the Midwest sensation. Gibbs stated, “I think when it comes to credibility in this game, you gotta think about me. Shit, ain’t nobody realer than me in this game. Definitely not [Young] Jeezy, so I am about to show you all that.” Criticizing his former backer of over a year, Gibbs further stressed, “At first, when that whole [label] split happened, I was being political about it. I was thinking, ‘Man, I don’t want to fuck up my relationship.’ But fuck that shit, my nigga. I’m feeding the whole city. [Young Jeezy] don’t do shit for me. I am going to point a nigga out when he bogus, and he was bogus for not owing up to his business relationship and doing what he was supposed to do business-wise.”
Gibbs stressed that he never receiving a dollar from the Def Jam Records star rapper, despite the signing. In the interview, Gibbs claims that even during his CTE tenure, he was paying for his own recording and videos.
Freddie Gibbs further elaborates on his differences with Jeezy and CTE as well as his upcoming album with Madlib in the interview.
ESGN will release July 9.