XXL Freshman Freddie Gibbs has partnered with Decon Records to release his first official release the Str8 Killa EP. Before that hits stores on August 3, the Gary, Indiana MC will drop his highly anticipated mixtape, Str8 Killa No Filla, for free download on XXLMag.com on Thursday, July 29.

The tape, which Gibbs has been working on since landing on the cover of XXL's 10 Freshmen for '10 issue, will serve as a appetizer for the EP. Both releases will include some of the same material, but the official release will also feature two new tracks.

Str8 Killa No Filla follows Freddie's critically-acclaimed mixtapes, The Miseducation of Freddie Gibbs and midwestgangstaboxframecadillacmuzik.

Stay tuned to XXLMag.com for more information on both projects. —Elan Mancini