Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist - Alfredo
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Based on 10 reviews
2020 Ratings: #24 / 863
Year End Rank: #24
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2020 Ratings: #20
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The Line of Best Fit
It’s an incredibly tight record packed with stellar performances, production and presence throughout. The blood, sweat and tears of hip-hop run through the album, but Gibbs has once again redefined what that means.
‘Alfredo’ excels on every front, a record that fuses a thirst for fresh innovation with a depth of love for hip-hop and rap music that is almost unparalleled. Pretty much an instant classic, it’s the sound of Freddie Gibbs finally bursting free, working with tour de force production to surge past expectations and claim his place at the absolute pinnacle.

Alfredo is a master class in rap — 35 minutes of cutthroat bars that feel like 15, leaving you hungry for another course. In a world where the basic function of waking up feels like a chore, Freddie Gibbs and Alchemist have served up a dish of quick comfort food packed with essential nutrients included.

Freddie Gibbs proves yet again why he is the one of the best rappers right now.
The gruff-voiced rapper and dusty-groove producer are a perfect match as they connect for a seamless ride to the heart of the gangster.
The Needle Drop

The Alchemist's versatile production soundtracks some of Gangsta Gibbs' best flows and performances yet on Alfredo.

Loud and Quiet

Alfredo is a record that captures an unparalleled talent thriving in his element.

Q Magazine

While Alfredo may not be as fully realised as last year's Madlib hook-up Bandana, the melodic flow of Alchemist's beats perfectly offsets his partner's raw, unfiltered delivery.

No Ripcord
The beats are an attraction in itself, but make no mistake: they wouldn't be as good if Gibbs weren't behind the mic spitting his poetic yet matter-of-fact observations.

Whether Alchemist transmutes glacial boom-bap and trawling acid nightmares or spiritual soft rock and tear-jerking soul, Gibbs makes it all work to his benefit.


Alfredo is a gift from heaven. A work that plunges you into a dark and foggy universe, while remaining irresistibly endearing and comfortable.

What more can we say about the monstrous Gibbs, one of the most brilliant lyricists and rappers of the last 10 years. Inexhaustible, he has this ability to get the best out of himself when you put him in confidence, with producers he loves and understands, as complementary as Siamese twins. The Alchemist is also one of the most remarkable hip hop ... read more


Legendary collaboration, the recipe for perfection for true gourmet-quality flavor, meticulously-prepared content raps for the true connoisseur. I don't even need to say much, the music speaks for itself; but you can really feel the effort and soul poured into this project, like a fine spaghetto prepared somewhere in the foothills of Italy by a sundried 90 year old woman, the kind so artisanal it takes a lifetime to perfect the art, you can feel the artists' passion for their craft.


That frickin spaghetti on the cover looks delicious ngl.
Well, The Alchemist is one of my favorite producers in modern hip hop and I've been a fan of Freddie's music since I heard the incredible Piñata. So a collab album between the two of them? Sign me tf up!!

This album is certainly a vibe, The two amazing talents complimented each other very well with their own unique styles, The chemistry between them is loud and clear and they delivered some bangers in the process. The jazzy ... read more


I love the production on this all the way through and 1985 is a perfect song. Tyler's verse on Something To Rap About is absolutely stellar. Freddie Gibb's ability to keep tempo and rap over these interesting, unique beats is super entertaining and just impressive in general. Conway The Machine brings an amazing feature to Babies & Fools as well.


Album Review: "Alfredo" by Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist

Rating: 92

Freddie Gibbs and The Alchemist's collaborative album, "Alfredo," is a testament to their exceptional chemistry and musical prowess. Released on May 29, 2020, the project showcases the seamless combination of Gibbs' impeccable lyricism with The Alchemist's masterful production. As the first project between the duo, it marks a significant milestone in their collaborative history, following their ... read more


how do you expect to eat it like that

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Added on: May 27, 2020