Words matter. These are the best Freddie Gibbs Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I started hustling in early adolescence.
I ain’t never detached myself from Gary.
I feel like some artists need a record label, and some don’t.
After I got dropped by Interscope, I knew in my heart that I had to fight back some way or not rap at all. I just took it upon myself to get myself where I needed to be.
I’ve been known not to bite my tongue.
You’ve got a lot of Tupac clones, but I don’t think I’m one of them. I just think I give people a little piece of the feeling he gave them.
It’s in the American spirit to take advantage of an opportunity.
I’m trying to bring gangster rap back to the forefront, like in the early ’90s.
Probably dancing to Cassie’s ‘Me & U’ – That’s my guilty pleasure.
Jeezy just recognized my grind, and I jumped on board with him to enhance it. Artistically, we’re in the same mind frame. We come from very similar backgrounds – poverty. That’s something that we can both relate to, something that we can convey in our music.
Coming up in America in the ’80s and ’90s, we were not too far removed from slavery. People forget that.
I’m an educated individual.
The things I rap about are 100 percent real. But at the same time, I don’t rap about those things to tear my city down. I give you the reality of what it is and what I been through and how it is living in those conditions in Gary, Ind.
We have good, neighborly people in Gary.
I played wide receiver in high school; then I went to college at Ball State and played safety.
Gary is a really impoverished town; it’s in industrial decay. There’s low employment and things of that nature.
My mom had me at a young age, like 20, and she was the oldest child. All her brothers were seven and 10, so I was like a younger brother more so than the oldest child. I was the younger brother to all my uncles, so they were going through their childhood and their teenage years, and I was right there.
I feel like with a lot of Madlib’s beats, they are made for storytelling. I feel like when I’m working on stuff with him, I can really get into the storytelling aspect mode of my flow.
Stuart Scott was a hero.
I’m cool with doing shows with 2,000 people. I don’t have to rap in a stadium. As long as I can provide for my family and my art and live comfortably and live well, then I’m good.
Lil Wayne makes good music. He’s one of the best rappers.
This is the land of getting over. The land of second or even third chances; the land of doing whatever you have to do by any means necessary in order to fulfill the American Dream.
Tupac is definitely an icon. There’ll never be another Tupac, so I’m not gonna ever, ever try to fill those shoes. I’m just gonna stay in my lane and be the best me that I can be.
I don’t like rap that doesn’t have a story behind it.
I don’t mind travelling. I’m independent, so I gotta get on the grind.
I’d be a liar if I didn’t say I learned things from Jeezy. Hell yeah, I took some things, some pluses and some minuses, do’s and don’ts.
Ninety percent of the general public aren’t gangstas, so all of the rappers aren’t going to be gangstas.
He’s been my number one influence. If you say Tupac didn’t influence you, then you don’t really need to be rapping because nobody evokes that kind of emotion on a track like Tupac does.
Scarface is my favorite rapper.
Madlib isn’t a beatmaker, he’s a producer.
My TV stays locked at ‘SportsCenter.’ That and ‘Pardon the Interruption.’
I’m not really comfortable with being on songs with cats I don’t really know.
Everything don’t work out for the best. You have to use a lot of those things as lessons in order to build yourself up.
Ain’t nothin’ changed with me. I’m Eastside Gary til I die.
I’m so hands-on and involved in my own music that I feel like if I put the same effort into another artist, then I can definitely cultivate something great.
Me separating from CTE – I’m extremely happy about that because a lot of guys wrote me off, Jeezy included. He really wrote me off.
I ain’t on no major. Everything independent. Either way it goes, I am doing me, and I am doing Freddie Gibbs.
I don’t like pre-written raps; I think it makes the song better if you listen to the beat first. In a sense, you have to make a marriage with the beat. I ride the beat, hear the flow of the drums, get the melody of my flow, and then from that point, it’s a process of what I want to say.
A lot of improvisation and freedom went into ‘Pinata.’
I’d be quiet as a mouse if I didn’t have the correct feeling about my music. I feel like I’m able to talk about it and say I’m one of the best because I think I got the music to back that up. I got the live show to back that up. That’s all that matters.
I don’t ever really plan my sets. I just get out there and feel the energy of the crowd.
My father took me to a lot of sports events as a child, and our TV stayed on ESPN.
The neck is not something you should have surgery on that much.
I’ve always played that role in my family: the breadwinner.
I wanted to be in the NBA. I wanted to be in the NFL.
I’m not trying to obey the rules of radio.
I just want to put my stamp on all kinds of music. Everything I do is going to be gangsta rap, street-based, street-oriented.
I’m a common dude.
I’m just glad we get to see old records being broken. That’s what sports is all about.
‘Pinata’ is a great rap record for jazz fans.
Different rappers got different talents. It’s like X-Men.
Nobody else was saying what he said on air, and sometimes he pushed the envelope when he said the newest Jay Z line with a Michael Jordan highlight. But Stuart Scott was an artist.
I had a nightmare that I was mopping floors and that this Freddie Gibbs thing was all a dream.
When everybody goes left, I’m gonna go right most of the time.
I always want everything I do to be somewhat cinematic. I don’t want to be the rapper that’ll just post up and shoot a video anywhere with no real meaning to it.