One of the more overlooked albums that dropped today was from Madlib’s blunted alter-ego Quasimoto (Yessir, Whatever). And on the day of his album release, Madlib speaks with Rolling Stone about a few hot topics. Including the ever illusive follow-up to his and DOOM’s Madvillain album, the possibility of a new Quas album with new material, the MadGibbs project with Freddie Gibbs and not one but two projects he has in the can with Yasiin Bey Mos Def. Take a look at a few choice quotes below and check the full interview here.
Freddie Gibbs will release his upcoming album, ESGN (Evil Seeds Grow Naturally), on July 9 and has unveiled the project’s artwork and tracklist which features contributions from Jay Rock, Problem, Daz Dillinger, Spice 1, BJ The Chicago Kid, and more. Pre-order the LP on iTunes today and hit the jump for the tracklist.
Gangsta Gibbs speaks very candidly about his former capo. So far, Jeezy hasn’t said anything in response yet; let’s hope it stays that way.
“It’s tough meetin’ your heroes sometimes and kickin’ with them because when they take that cape off, boy o’ boy under that cape, sometimes it’s some scary lil’ boy hidin’ under that cape,” he continued. Gibbs first voiced his displeasure with Jeezy in an interview with XXLMag.com, and since then, he said he has received death threats on Twitter, but he isn’t taking it too seriously. “Yeah, death threats,” he confirmed. “Hey man, I know it hurts you to hear your favorite rapper’s a fraud. It ain’t my fault.”
Gangsta Gibbs spoke to XXL this past wekend during the Governor’s Ball festival, and among topics such as details on his upcoming album ESGN (July 9th!), Cocaine Pinata (October!) and Str8 Killa Pt. 2 (coming soon!) he also held nothing back about his former copmatriot…
Was Jeezy supportive of you doing your own thing?
Fuck no. Anything he tells you, it’s going to be fake. I am going to give you the real. He gonna give you the sugarcoated version. That’s the difference between me and him. He gonna give you the sugarcoated shit, I am going to give you the real. At first, when that whole split happened, I was being political about it. I was thinking, ‘Man, I don’t want to fuck up my relationship.’ But fuck that shit my nigga. I’m feeding the whole city. That nigga don’t do shit for me. I am going to point a nigga out when he bogus and he was bogus for not owing up to his business relationship and doing what he was supposed to do business-wise. Like I said, I never needed the nigga to do nothing for me, but do what you said what you were gonna do. You don’t hold true to your word, I don’t respect you. So I don’t respect no nigga that don’t hold true to his word. All that shit you rapping; I don’t respect none of that shit.
After revealing we’d be getting his debut retail album ESGN, his highly-anticipated Cocaine Pinata project with Madlib and Str8 Killa 2 all before the Winter, Gangsta Gibbs takes to Twitter once more to put an official date on ESGN‘s release: July 9th. UPDATE: Gibbs drops the tracklist.
Outside of a couple loosies and some guest appearances, Gangsta Gibbs has been rather quiet since his departure from Young Jeezy and CTE. All that’s gonna change though as Gibbs recently took to Twitter to reveal his upcoming plans. On top of his ESGN (East Side Gary N*ggas) getting a July release month, we’re also apparently getting his highly-anticipated Cocaine Pinata project with Madlib and Str8 Killa 2 before Winter. And with hashtags like #FuckALLmyEnemies #AllImdoinIsDissRaps and #TheBadGuyIsBack, I’d say we’re all in for some heat. Check the actual updates below.