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Freddie Gibbs – ‘ESGN’ Album Review

What Freddie Gibbs has managed to do very well on ESGN is showcase his signature sound. Tales of Gary, IN. street life are peppered in an album of hard-hitting trap beats, making it clear that he hasn’t compromised his aesthetic in order to sell albums. While these speak on his strength and growth as an artist, what he hasn't been able to do thus far is establish his character. The album works as the next chapter in his long career of street-hustle rap, but fails to serve as an effective introduction on what technically qualifies as his debut album. Gibbs ...

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