Freddie Gibbs has never been one to mince words. As an aggressive, lyrical staple in the hip-hop landscape over the last decade, the 39-year-old seems to only be improving his pen game as time goes on.
This only becomes more evident with him dropping “Vice Lord Poetry” exclusively on YouTube on Sept. 11.
“Vice Lord Poetry” sees the self-annointed Big Boss Rabbit fire off shots at some of the industry’s most revered names over the instrumental from Drake‘s Certified Lover Boy‘s intro “Champagne Poetry.” Notable A&R and friend of Gibbs, DDot Omen, is to thank for this track coming to fruition, as he provided the beat to Freddie yesterday and suggested he rap over it.
Turning around bars for the song in one day, Freddie impresses with his trademark brash lyricism about his baby mommas and targeted jabs at emcees like Kendrick Lamar and Nas. He specifically took issue with Kendrick addressing the rap game’s “top five” on Baby Keem‘s recent hit “family ties,” as well as losing the Rap Album of the Year Grammy last year to Nas.
With three verses, Freddie packs a punch of spiteful remarks, such as his disdain for BET and their weak award shows and cyphers.
Fuck the industry, you get lost in it (Yeah)
BET treat a n***a like I ain’t dark-skinned (Fuck)
But I ain’t fuck with y’all since 106 & Park ended
Cypher’s just a waste of time ’cause I walk the park with itFreddie Gibbs — Vice Lord Poetry
While the original song by Drake lasts over five minutes, Freddie’s explosive rendition lasts around three and a half minutes. See for yourself all the malicious bars Freddie has to offer on “Vice Lord Poetry” below.