Freddie Gibbs (real name – Fredrick Tipton) is an American rapper who released four collaborative albums and four solo studio albums.
He was born on June 14, 1982, in Gary, Indiana, USA.
Gibbs released two mixtapes, Full Metal Jackit: The Mixtape Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, in 2004. ”My music is definitely on some gangsta shit,” Freddie said. He added: ”That’s what I was raised on and what I witnessed. How can I speak on anything else?”
In 2006, he inked a deal with Interscope Records.
Freddie signed to Young Jeezy’s record label CTE World in 2011.
Debut Studio Album
In 2013, Freddie released his first official album, called ESGN (Evil Seeds Grow Naturally). The album peaked at #8 on the US Heatseekers Albums chart and at #17 on the US Rap charts. It features guest appearances from BJ the Chicago Kid, Daz Dillinger, G.I. Fleezy, Spice 1, D-Edge, Jay Rock, Y.B., G-Wiz, Problem, Lil Sodi, Big Kill, and Hit ”Skrewface.”
On March 18, 2014, he released a collaborative album, Piñata, with record producer Madlib. The album features Mac Miller, Raekwon, Meechy Darko, Earl Sweatshirt, Casey Veggies, Ab-Soul, BJ the Chicago Kid, Scarface, Domo Genesis, and Danny Brown.
In 2014, Gibbs appeared in one episode of the TV series ”Power.”
On November 20, 2015, Gibbs released his second studio album titled ”Shadow Of A Doubt.”
In 2016, Freddie faced rape charges after a woman accused him of sexually abusing her in Austria. In September 2016, Gibbs was acquitted on all charges for lack of evidence. ”There is no objective proof that Freddie Gibbs had sex with this woman,” said his lawyer, Thomas Kralik.
On March 31, 2017, his third studio album, ”You Only Live 2wice,” was released. It was followed by ”Freddie” on June 22, 2018. ”Freddie” features guest appearances from Cassie Jo Craig and 03 Greedo.
On October 31, 2018, Gibbs and record producer The Alchemist and rapper Curren$y released a collaborative album called – ”Fetti.”
On June 28, 2019, Freddie and Madlib released another collaborative album called – ”Bandana.”
”I was working on this album for like three years, in-between working on my other projects,” Gibbs said about the album. ”The beats are — they’re different. It’s more dirty loops, samples, and things of that nature.”
”Bandana” features guest appearances from:
- Black Thought;
- Pusha T;
- Yasiin Bey;
- Anderson Paak;
- Killer Mike.
In 2019, he appeared in the series, ”The Cave.”
In 2020, Gibbs, together with hip hop producer The Alchemist, released an album entitled – ”Alfredo.” Freddie and The Alchemist have been working together since 2004. The album received a nomination for Best Rap Album at the 2021 Grammy Awards.
”I recorded this whole album watching The Last Dance,” Freddie toled HyerBeast. He continued: ”Michael Jordan is my spirit animal.”
”Alfredo” features guest appearances from Conway the Machine, Tyler, the Creator, Benny the Butcher, and Rick Ross.
Freddie Gibbs is not married, but in 2015, he got engaged to Erica Dickerson, the daughter of former professional football player Eric Dickerson. Erica later called off their engagement.
Freddie and Erica have a daughter named Irie.
”8 lbs 2 Ounces and her daddy did more crying in the delivery room than her, she a G. I love u, Irie,” Gibbs wrote on Twitter after Irie was born.
In 2017, the rapper tattooed the name of his daughter on his chest.
”I’m not the most frugal person, but I’m not doing silly things.”
”If you don’t have the right management, it could be the difference of millions of dollars.”
”Artwork represents us standing above all the fake Hollywood shit you see in this industry.”
”If your friend has a business, it is your duty to shop with them or have the nuts to tell them their shit is trash.”
”The best rapper is Kendrick [Lamar]. He’s the only one that I look at and be like, okay, that’s a challenge.”
”I’m not a trap rapper. You can’t really put me in a box, man. I don’t really get into the categorical shit.” (GQ)
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His musical influences are Eminem, Geto Boys, Jay Z, Bun B, UGK, and 2Pac.
He has collaborated with:
- Polow Da Don;
- Red Spyda;
- Young Thug;
- The Alchemist;
- Just Blaze;
- Statik Selektah;
- DJ Drama;
In the summer of 2020, he was involved in a feud with DJ Akademiks.
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Freddie Gibbs – Net Worth
Gibbs earned most of his wealth from selling copies of his albums – Alfredo, ESGN, Bandana, Shadow of a Doubt, Fetti, Piñata, You Only Live 2wice, and Freddie.
Freddie went on several tours, such as:
- The Album of the Year Tour;
- Freddie Tour;
- You Only Live 2wice Tour;
- Shadow of a Doubt Tour.
His YouTube channel has over 107 million views — about $300k in revenue before taxes. In addition, he launched Freddie Kane OG in collaboration with Chroncierge. Therefore, rapper Freddie Gibbs has an estimated net worth of $3 million.
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