In Hip Hop History Today: Freddie Gibbs was born June 14, 1982
Freddie Gibbs was born and raised in Gary, Indiana, and grew up at 17th and Virginia St. on the city’s east side. Gibbs signed with Interscope Records in 2006, after which he moved to Los Angeles and recorded a debut album, but a year later the management of Interscope changed hands and the rapper was dropped. He is currently an independent artist with much success. On March 18, 2014, Gibbs released an album with producer Madlib, titled Piñata. The album received universal acclaim from music critics and peaked at 38th on the US Billboard 200 and 7th on the Billboard Top Rap Albums list. Listen to Piñata below.