’12 Best Mixtapes: #4 Freddie Gibbs #BFK

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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.

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  • Get Real

    This could’ve been a “real” album for him. Nice pick.

  • http://hollamann4life.bandzoogle.com/home vhingrhamesonyomomma

    I’ll take this over a CTE release anyday

  • wtfmynamechanged

    Yaup this was dope.. The diet and the hard was such a good 1 2 punch and then money clothes hoes.. goodness

  • 5 years ago XXL fired Elliott Wilson for to much dicksucking and he later had throat problems for swallowing too much sperm

    Number four should’ve been number one to me. But then Elliott reminded me if we don’t put Officer Ricky and Meek ahead we won’t get our monthly bonuses. So i had to agree with his groupie ass.

  • Marko-V

    The beginning of the tape alone beat anything anybody else released at the time. i became a Gangsta Gibbs fan for life after hearing Money Hoes Clothes. I mean somethin so repetitive and cliche was turned into soemthin fresh and innovative just wi the lyrical wit he came with. O.K. maybe that’s a lil over the top lol however, the album was strait slammin.

    @remarkoble1

    http://www.datpiff.com/Marko-V-Stupid-Dope-Moves-The-Album-mixtape.421151.html

  • J

    ^^ agree with dude above. The first song on BFK shits on any mixtape released in 2012. This was the best mixtape of 2012…there will always be politics tho

  • IIG

    Trap God better get a spot in this mixtape list. To me it’s the best one this year.

  • Beaming

    I know a lot ppl feeling the guy but I can not vibe with him at all the tape was trash…. Guy is pretty wack IMO he take shots at people cuz his boss told him to then when he realize hes on the back burner he trys to take that back? Nah where I am from thats a phony fake guy. How u supposed to respect someone like that.

  • White Noise

    ^ LMAO, get out of here. Gibbs stayed out of Jeezy’s shit.

  • deez nuts

    @ Beaming

    Absolutely none of what you said happened actually happened

  • Based Van Exel!

    NOPE

  • raw

    Tape & Album of the year. Best rapper alive.

  • jeezy

    Yawn..he was only popping cause he was with Jeezy. .foh..jeezy mixtape better be #1

  • Chubby

    dopeness

  • http://twitter.com/coasta1 Coasta

    The worst decision Gibbs could ever do was sign with Jeezy. Gibbs does not need jeezy.

  • epinz

    one of the best tapes i ever heard. And i go back to the champ is here, we got it 4 cheap days…this is a classic mixtape and couldve easily been the album both cte and gibbs needed to build the momentum for the brand

  • Ricky Rozay

    rich forever SHITS on this mixtape, Gibbs cant even get a song on the radio LOL

    #Bawse!!!!!!!!!

  • Doughboiii$

    Ricky Rozay fuck radio play bitch Gibbs stayin true Rozay aint im from South Florida trust me I know

  • DJ Semtex’s Prothsetic

    good pick, great mixtape basically was areal album

  • areal1

    gibbs did take shots at mmg lil b and everyobody just google it.As far as his music he’s just so-so nothin special he’ll never blow

  • http://www.da-what.com Benja

    i think it is too bad that GIbbs left CTE. i was enjoying the music he and jeezy were making. BFK was dope as fuck tho and I am sure whatever comes next will be the shit also
    Y’all should check out my list here:
    http://da-what.com/2012/12/29/top-10-free-hip-hop-projects-of-2012-mixtapes/
    Let me know what you think and leave a comment! Got some overlaps with RR and some other new ones. Naming 10 best is impossible but we are trying to throw some shine on projects that we thought were great from 2012.

  • Beaming

    Oh really Gibbs never made diss song to MEEK AND WALE OVER NOTHING?

    187 proof

    Do your research kids…

  • Beaming

    I love how people on this site support artist they know nothing about.. shyt is to funny…. Gibbs never wanted to sign to jeezy he did it as a last resort to try and gain some buzz…. This to funny.

  • deez nuts

    Gibbs didn’t sign with Jeezy as a last resort to try and gain buzz you dumb fuckboi. I love how people on this site support words they type on the screen when they know nothing about reality

  • Beaming

    Haha the facts are right in front of ya tuff guy the truth hurts don’t it.

  • Truth

    Gibbs the best alive. Fuck RR

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