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Top 25 Hip-Hop/R&B Projects of 2015

Top 25 Hip-Hop/R&B Projects of 2015

Happy Holidays from UPC. One year ago, we predicted 2015 would be a major year for the music world. But I don’t think any of us expected the sheer amount of quality albums and mixtapes that came to fruition. Drake and Kanye West failed to deliver their studio albums, but even that didn’t matter. Future...
Review: Freddie Gibbs - Shadow of a Doubt

Review: Freddie Gibbs – Shadow of a Doubt

Review written by Zane T. (@zaneomaxbaby). Freddie Gibbs is a serial killer. No, not a killer of people — a killer of tracks. Too corny? You’re not understanding. I don’t mean like, “Yo he just killed that beat — murdaaaaaa.” I mean Freddie Gibbs approaches a song like a serial killer approaches a murder. Methodically, single-mindedly,...
What's In The Tapedeck: December Edition

What’s In The Tapedeck: December Edition

Obviously we love sharing what we’re listening to with you guys, so our What’s In The Tapedeck column on the sidebar is something we try to update regularly for ya. Realizing that it often goes overlooked (yeah, you gotta scroll a bit to get there), we’ve decided to start incorporating a post each time we...
Freddie Gibbs - Fuckin' Up the Count (Video)

Freddie Gibbs – Fuckin’ Up the Count (Video)

The chronically under-appreciated Freddie Gibbs is back with the first single and video from his upcoming project, Shadow of a Doubt, to be released November 20th. The new song, “Fuckin’ Up the Count,” is produced by Boi-1da and Frank Dukes. The quality of the track suggests the upcoming project from the Gary, Indiana rapper will not disappoint. The video for...
Top 25 Hip-Hop Projects of 2014

Top 25 Hip-Hop Projects of 2014

We’re almost a week into 2015 and it’s already looking like a much more promising year for music. With upcoming albums from Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, Kanye and A$AP Rocky to name a few, it’s arguably going to be a better year than 2014. But before we move forward and discredit 2014’s musical releases completely, we...
BJ The Chicago Kid - B.A.M. ft. Freddie Gibbs

BJ The Chicago Kid – B.A.M. ft. Freddie Gibbs

Chicago singer BJ The Chicago Kid has consistently released new songs throughout the last two months leading up to his sophomore album The M.A.F.E. Project, but his latest single is a must-listen. Featuring Gangster Gibbs, BJ’s new track is a dark, heavy, and soulful ballad to all the bad girls that tear our souls apart. Stream and download “B.A.M.” via Soundcloud,...
Young Thug, A$AP Ferg & Freddie Gibbs - Old English

Young Thug, A$AP Ferg & Freddie Gibbs – Old English

Mass Appeal recruits Young Thug, A$AP Ferg and Gangsta Gibbs for the first track off their forthcoming all-star Mass Appeal Compilation Vol. I. “Old English,” produced by Salva and Nick Hook, is a nothing short of a banger which you need to stream below. The compilation will include a collection of cuts from artists like Pusha T, Juicy J,...
Joey Fatts - Need More ft. Freddie Gibbs (Video)

Joey Fatts – Need More ft. Freddie Gibbs (Video)

For those who still haven’t checked out Joey Fatts‘ latest mixtape Chipper Jones Vol. 2, I highly suggest that you do, especially if you like gangster rap, as Joey is proving himself as one of the best at it currently. Above is the latest visual from the project, “Need More,” a cut which features a great verse from Freddie Gibbs....
Freddie Gibbs - Eastside Moonwalker (Video)

Freddie Gibbs – Eastside Moonwalker (Video)

It’s clear that Gangsta Gibbs is not being slowed down after his separation from Jeezy’s CTE imprint. The Gary, Indiana representative continues to deliver quality gangster rap to the masses. After hitting us with “Freddie Soprano” the other day, he drops the visual for his next single off of E$GN (Evil Seeds Grow Naturally) which is due out...
Freddie Gibbs - Freddie Soprano

Freddie Gibbs – Freddie Soprano

So, you guys know the deal with Throwback Thursday. I give a historical backdrop, give ya’ll some dope music, and we enjoy the history of this great genre. However today while at work I realized that I can’t throwback today. Today, Freddie Gibbs dropped a monster track titled “Freddie Soprano” and it is perfect. Freddie...
Alex Wiley - Creepin' ft. Freddie Gibbs

Alex Wiley – Creepin’ ft. Freddie Gibbs

If there’s any clique in the city of Chicago matching the creativity and innovation of Savemoney, it has to be the Village. Village members Alex Wiley, Kembe X and Monster Mike have all given us some great releases in the past couple of weeks, but as of right now, it appears that Mr. Wiley will...
Freddie Gibbs - Baby Face Killa (Mixtape)

Freddie Gibbs – Baby Face Killa (Mixtape)

Gary, Indiana’s own Gangsta Gibbs‘ dropped his new mixtape #BFK, hosted by DJ Drama the other day. After hearing this leak a few days prior, it’s safe to say everyone got excited for this release. With features from Young Jeezy, Krayzie Bone, Jadakiss, Curren$y, Dom Kennedy, Kirko Bangz, Jay Rock and SpaceGhostPurrp, in addition to...