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Freddie Gibbs - Str8 Killa EP
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77
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83
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On Twitter, Freddie Gibbs has complained a couple of times about other rappers biting his style. But it's tough to imagine who he's talking about, or what a Freddie Gibbs style bite would even sound like. Gibbs isn't a stylistic trailblazer; he's a synthesist. He sounds like a lab-created hybrid of every person who was making gangsta rap in about 1995. In his nimble baritone, I hear trace elements of Krayzie Bone's astoundingly fluid singsong double-time, MC Eiht's bloody-minded exuberance, Scarface's conflicted gravitas, Buckshot's hardnosed weed-talk, and about a hundred other traits from a hundred other guys. If you love these rappers, Gibbs' music works as a sort of expertly delivered, deeply felt comfort-food-- sort of like how Band of Horses works for Neil Young fans. We're probably not going to hear any new ideas from Gibbs, but we are going to hear old ideas rendered very, very well.

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Gibbs breezes through these 8 tracks with his signature tight and confident flow. Most of the guest verses are not noteworthy, but BJ the Chicago Kid comes through with a great chorus on The Coldest. National Anthem in particular features one of Gibbs' best flow and lyrics on a song. Gibbs' staggered flow along with the hard hitting beats, make Str8 Killa a very good EP from modern gangsta rap's most versatile rapper.
Z.Younk
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Lead by one of the best rap songs of 2010, "National Anthem", STR8 KILLA delivers full versions of the best tracks from his No Filla mixtape and some dope features of future big names in hip-hop
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August 3, 2010 / Release Date
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Track List

  1. Str8 Killa No Filla (feat. Big Kill)
  2. Rep 2 Tha Fullest (feat. Jay Rock)
  3. National Anthem (F*ck The World)
  4. The Coldest (feat. B.J. The Chicago Kid)
  5. Personal OG
  6. Live By The Game
  7. Rock Bottom (feat. Bun B)
  8. Oil Money (feat. Chuck Inglish, Chip Tha Ripper, Bun B, Dan Auerbach)

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