November 12, 2012

Deen stays ’bout it.

Hey there. It’s your resident Freddie Gibbs stan again. Call me biased, but Baby Face Killa hasn’t left the rotation since it dropped. But you already knew that. In any event, Fredericko decided to shoot a video for one of my favorite tracks on the mixtape – “BFK.” The second I heard this shit, I knew I was going to dig the rest of the tape. I’m pretty sure I hit repeat on this shit about 6 times (and missed my highway exit, but that’s another story) before I moved on to the next track. Then I did the same shit on that track. But only 4 times. Tragedy.

I could be overreacting here, but the thing about starting your project with a song this strong is that it leads to repeat plays for the entire thing. Even if I didn’t intend to listen to the entire tape in that particular sitting, I’m happy to just zone out to the damn thing until that ONE track rears its head again. I think the vast majority of rappers are well aware of the fact that you need grab folks’ attention from the second they press play, but few of them actually execute this concept well enough. Off the top of my head, I can think of Jay-Z, Nas, T.I., Jeezy and… that’s about it. The people I asked for assistance on Twitter decided to troll me instead. Cunts, the lot of em.

None of this is to say that “BFK” is my favorite track on Baby Face Killa – even if it’s close. Consider this screed more of a tribute to rappers who take the time to make dope intros. It ain’t easy.

Gangsta Gibbs is batting a decent percentage on intros as far as I’m concerned and “BFK” probably ranks a close second to “Midwest Malcolm” off his Midwestgangstaboxframecadillacmusik (wrote that from memory – applaud me) mixtape. That song was and remains a fucking monster. You should listen to it if you haven’t. I think many a Gibbs fan became converts off that shit alone. It’s that good. If you listen to that shit and you don’t like it, you’re probably a ho.

And I suppose I ought to say something about the video. Pretty clean, even if you can’t say the same for Gary, IN. That’s one desolate looking place. Also, shouts to the director for working in the local news’ internet report on some cop getting in trouble for letting Gibbs and co use his squad vehicle in the video. That’s some meta, internet, let’s all praise Al Gore type of shit. I almost felt bad for the cop, then I remembered he’s a cop. He’ll probably get some pussy off this shit anyways. I’m almost certain hoodrats are impressed by stupid shit like dirty cops in rap videos. But yeah, respect the authorities – unless you’re cool enough to get them to let you use their vehicles in your videos too. I’m guessing you aren’t so they can fuck your shit up if you act up. Seriously…

MP3: Freddie Gibbs – “BFK”

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