Today in Hip Hop History: September 25, 2012
Gary, Indiana based rapper Freddie Gibbs, aka Gangsta Gibbs, released his mixtape Baby Face Killa in 2012. The mixtape follows his previous release, Cold Day in Hell, and was self-released digitally via DatPiff and iTunes.
Baby Face Killa contained production from M-80, DJ Mustard, Cylla, Statik Selektah, T-Minus, DJ Dahi and several others. It featured the likes of Pharrell, SpaceGhostPurp, Jay Rock, YG, Dom Kennedy and multiple other well known artists.
Baby Face Killa is the first installment of the Gangsta Grillz series, put on by Philadelphia-based DJ Drama. The album contains typical Gangsta Gibbs street elements in addition to his midwest rap style that he has established in his extensive discography. Consisting of 18 hard hitting raps, Baby Face Killa speaks on themes of money, females, drug dealing, clothes and hoes.
Freddie Gibbs has recently re-surged the subgenre of gangsta rap with his tales of street life and struggles. Baby Face Killa remains a solid release in his recently surging career.