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We know that you real hip hop fans love J. Cole and Dysmanic, and all the awesome stuff both of them are capable of doing while on the road. We also have a review from Dysmanic on the new Freddie Gibbs project:

Freddie Gibbs | The Count

Count up and light one up with Freddie Gibbs and SoJones. #dysmanicreviews

Count up and light one up with Freddie Gibbs and SoJones. #dysmanicreviews

In case you’ve been living under a rock (ok, I actually was under a rock on this one too; my fault) Freddie Gibbs got a new Album “Shadow of a Doubt” and a music video to accompany it. Right now we’re gonna focus on the music video to “Fuckin’ Up the Count”.

First off, if you don’t know who Freddie Gibbs is, walk away from your laptop or hand-computer and go check yourself real good, real fast. I’ll give you a minute. Ok? Ready, here we go. No, seriously, Freddie is a Gary, Indiana rapper with that smooth Midwest gangsta swag. In 2014 Freddie teamed up with Stones Throw Records’ Madlib (think Jay Dilla, MF Doom; and most recently Madlib produced Kanye West’s “No More Parties In LA) to release “Piñata”, a very impressive and soulful album. 

Dysmanic writes about Hip Hop and production on the MPC. He also listens to J. Cole

Dysmanic writes about Hip Hop and production on the MPC. He also listens to J. Cole

  I’m not gonna spoon feed you too much. If you truly wanna know more about Freddie Gibbs, do what any 21st individual living in a first world country would do: Google him or Wikipedia him, I don’t care.

We got more J.Cole news coming next week reader, and the review keep going on!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V74famrJi5M&list=PLkuZFJvrpJGuo245KWTO10m3G7QwmjYrr

 

Like I mentioned early, we kinda slacked off on this one, that is, we have unfortunately slept on this more recent third quarter 2015 release. Let’s focus on the music video to “Fuckin’ Up The Count”. The record is produced by Boi-1da and Frank Dukes. The beat has this eerie, dark piano riff and smooth but present drums and bass. This beat completely sets the tone for the record and grants Freddie Gibbs the platform to express his braggadocios account of slanging, banging and balling with “fifty thousand dollars in a nigga couch”.

So what you got, beats? Rhymes? It's the SoJones lifestyle.

So what you got, beats? Rhymes? It’s the SoJones lifestyle.

This song is more than bravado; there’s an element of story, or urban mythos in the works. The actual music video itself is just as special.  It depicts young adolescents getting into the drug game with Freddie as their “mentor”, or boss rather. Freddie’s advice is simple, just don’t fuck up the count. It’s all love and it’s all good as long as business is good and you stay on your count. There’s some sort of story that is set in the video. One youngster gets shot in the head and then jacked for his supply that he was supposed to sell. And the last scene is the most dramatic and heart rending. I won’t spoil this music video for you, but let’s just say Freddie puts his workers to the test.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23O2U41p6cY

Freddie Gibbs stays with a lot of great music.

Freddie Gibbs stays with a lot of great music.

Follow Freddie Gibbs here: (from what I hear his snapchat is good one; dude be funny)

https://twitter.com/FreddieGibbs

https://www.instagram.com/lambolambo

Snapchat:  esgnboss

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