Number four should’ve been number one to me. In case there was any doubt, BFK solidifies Freddie Gibbs place as one of the game’s coldest spitters. From the opening bell, he commands our attention with a multi-layered flow (“BFK”). Throughout the tape, Gibbs uses his voice to his advantage. He manipulates his baritone on “Money, Clothes, Hoes” and gets back to business on cuts like “Hard” and “Kush Cloud”. He understands melody (“Stay Down”) and the importance of sharing the spotlight alongside a respected artist like Z-Ro (“Boxframe Cadillac (’83)”). On the production front, Statik Selektah supplies Gibbs with the soundbed for “Krazy”. The track is Gibbs at his best with machine gun funk and mind numbing wordplay. As long as the Baby Face Killa’s on the prowl, competition ain’t safe.