Discussion in 'The Booth' started by FreedMind, Sep 20, 2020.
This is clearly about Gibbs' and his early industry dealings. Now trying to figure out what the conflict is.
That sucks. Getting nabbed and tied up by a bunch of motherfukkers with guns wouldn’t be a pleasant experience.
Charles Hamilton in the story now.
Those early blog days got stories for days. It's nice to finally get some insight into what was going on behind the scenes, provides a lot of clarity into why some artists never reached their potential, or otherwise got lost in the industry.
I was a fan of everybody on that cover at one point.
Even Donnis...that mf disappeared quick tho
I was a Fashawn stan bout time Boy Meets World came out
Same man. I had the Diary of an ATL Brave mixtape, but I don't even remember what happened to him!
Fashawn I remember got a lil bit of negative feedback after he dropped his ode to Illmatic tape. Elzhi eventually did the same concept, 100x better. But Fashawn was dope.
This is a long azz read, and I'm basically skimming at this point. It's got a lot of cool stories in there though, it's stirring a lot of my own memories of those days.
Edit: there's a movie in this whole saga somewhere. I believe this guy is saying he's a red headed white guy managing "Gangsta Gibbs," and that's fukking funny. He said Pill also had a white guy as his manager lol.
They need to make a Harold and Kumar esque comedy flick centered around a struggling manager and buzzing musician going on a self funded tour aka traveling state to state in a bucket barely making ends meet.
A mix of "another state of mind," Atlanta, and maybe this is spinal tap.
Fashawn and Cole was teasing that they were going to do a album together, after he produced some joints on one of his mixtapes
I feel like Kendrick came on the scene and took Fashawn lane, but did it 10x better
this class def had to grind just to release albums, coming off the massive sales decline. Wiz, Sean, Jay Rock, Nip, even Cole had to sit for years cuz labels were scared to pull the trigger.
Totally different now 10 years later
It's nuts seeing the heights that a lot of these guys reached after all those years of basically getting a lot of internet love, with no mainstream looks or support.
In his writing, the guy says that he tried to push for a Freddie Gibbs x Pill tape, but Pill never fully warmed up to that idea. That tape would've been fire.
Definitely a recommended read for anyone interested in behind the scenes info on Gibbs' career, or anyone interested in what it's like to do independent work in the industry in general. Dude said he went from weighing 157lbs to 118lbs because he didn't have any money for a while.
Got Damn, Fred is so damn ill.
That song always been stupid!
A lot of people don’t give him credit, but Wiz was really the blueprint man.
He had a vlog on YouTube mad early, was on twitter and MySpace heavy.
Black and Yellow blew up, but he came back and fed his mixtape fans with Kush and OJ then Cabin Fever...
It’s like he kept a balance between mainstream and the internet/blog crowd