Freddie Gibbs Doubles Down With “Hot Boys” & “Dead Presidents”

blame it on Patrick Glynn January 13, 2016

Freddie Gibbs doesn’t ever stop.

On the heels of his Shadow Of A Doubt LP released in November, Gangsta Gibbs returns with two new songs, “Hot Boys” and “Dead Presidents.”

Although named after vintage Cash Money and JAY Z tracks, both are original songs. “Hot Boys,” produced by Dupri of League Of Starz, has Gibbs following his usual plot of drug antics in aggressive form. Updating his flow on the hook to match the popularity of today, Gibbs makes sure his stove and flow are consistently on high heat. On “Dead Presidents,” the original beat is slowed down and romanticized. He discusses the troubles that come along with fame in both the drug and hip-hop world, juxtaposing his first release.

I don’t know if I’ve ever heard someone able to stretch across a medium between hard-hitting and sensual when discussing drug dealing in the hip-hop sphere. Maybe Pimp C? Gibbs is in a class of his own in today’s game.

Listen to the two songs below.

“Hot Boys”:

“Dead Presidents” freestyle: