National Anthem (Fuck The World) by Freddie Gibbs
Nothing like a little faux-patriotism to start off the holiday weekend… Gibbs is another one of those artists making really good music in really unlikely places. The Gary Indiana rapper is a welcome change of pace in a rap industry that seems to have suddenly become over-saturated with skinny jeans and Buddy Holly glasses. He’s kind of a throw back to a time when giant Scarface T-shirts were cutting edge. I mean there is something to be said for someone (non-ironically) naming their album, ‘Str8 Killa’. A little old school, very gritty, all in all very Gary Indiana.