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Fredrick Tipton (born June 14, 1982), better known by his stage name Freddie Gibbs, is an American rapper from Gary, Indiana. Active since 2003, he is also a member of the hip hop group, Str8 Slammin' Click.

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Early Life

Freddie Gibbs was born and raised in Gary, Indiana and grew up at 17th and Virginia St. on the city's east side.[1] Gibbs signed with Interscope Records in 2006, after which he moved to Los Angeles and recorded a debut album, but a year later the management of Interscope changed hands and the rapper was dropped.[2]

[edit]Career

[edit]The Miseducation of Freddie Gibbs

In 2009, Freddie Gibbs brought out The Miseducation of Freddie Gibbs, which is a compilation of his work to that date, mixing mixtape tracks with unreleased studio material—and midwestgangstaboxframecadillacmuzik—a collection of new music.[3] Both were released for free to the internet.[4]

[edit]Cold Day In Hell

In 2011, Gibbs released for free Cold Day In Hell, a frigid offering flaunting Gangsta Gibbs' street-savvy vernacular with verses from a veritable who's-who of likeminded spitters; the venerable Young Jeezy, Three Six Mafioso Juicy J, Rocafella ex-pat Freeway and West Coast stalwart Dom Kennedyare among the lyricists tapped for the project. Once again, Freddie is pulling no punches, unleashing his verbal vendetta over production from J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Big K.R.I.T., Cardo, DJ Burn One, Speakerbomb, Block Beattaz, Beatnick & K-Salaam and more. On December 11, 2012 Gibbs announced he was no longer a member of Young Jeezy's CTE label. He alliterated saying there is no beef between the two rappers.[5]

[edit]Pulled Over by the Cops (P.O.C.)

On February 18, 2011, Freddie Gibbs announced on his website that he has joined up with Cleveland's Chip tha Ripper and Chuck Inglish and Mikey Rocks of The Cool Kids to form the hip hop group, Pulled Over by the Cops (P.O.C.).[6]

[edit]Recognition

Critics have recognized Gibbs' technically proficient and stylistically diverse rapping, likening his skill to that of Eddie Van Halen vis-à-vis the guitar.[7]

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