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Freddie Gibbs & Alchemist – Alfredo (Album Review)

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Alfredo never tasted so good.


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TOP 3

 

3. FRANK LUCAS

“Frank Lucas” is so mean, the song gives Freddy Kreuger nightmares.

“Frank Lucas” stood out to me for a few reasons:

  1. The wordplay Freddie Gibbs raps with on the song is impeccable.
  2. The swag Freddie Gibbs raps with on the song is stunning.
  3. The amount of competitive/savage-ass bars that Freddie Gibbs gifts us with on the song is excessive.
  4. The ferocity that Benny The Butcher raps with on the song is beyond powerful.
  5. The beat that powers the song puts chills down my spine.

 

 

2. 1985

If you don’t feel punch-drunk after listening to “1985,” you weren’t listening hard enough.

If you told me that Freddie Gibbs passed out after making “1985,” I wouldn’t be surprised at all. With the beat attached to the song boasting dramatic rock vibes, Gibbs raps rawly about cocaine circuses, dudes that look like baby mamas in Maseratis, and prices on heads. Though the song sounds raw as s**t, at the end of the day, the lyrics that you get on it are too riveting to ignore.

Michael Jordan is the greatest rapper of all-time… He was also a low-key snitch (I still love him).

 

 

1. BABY S**T

Ironically, Freddie Gibbs is on some grown s**t on “Baby S**t.”

Similar to “1985,” you get bars by Freddie Gibbs on “Baby S**t” that is delivered relentlessly. Matter of fact, throughout the song, the Indiana rapper goes so hard that the beat pauses a few times to catch its breath. As for Lyrically, Gibbs talks about smashing Doja Cat (Which I’m pretty sure didn’t happen), rocking designer s**t, cooking dope, and cleaning up baby s**t in the song.


SONG BY SONG BREAKDOWN

1. 1985 (5/5)

2. GOD IS PERFECT (4/5)

3. SCOTTIE BEAM (4/5)

4. LOOK AT ME (4.5/5)

5. FRANK LUCAS (5/5)

6. SOMETHING TO RAP ABOUT (4.5/5)

7. BABY $HIT (5/5)

8. BABIES & FOOLS (4.5/5)

9. SKINNY SUGE (4.5/5)

10. ALL GLASS (4.5/5)


OVERALL RATING

(A-)

 

Alfredo is the album of the year thus far.

There are a bunch of dope-ass albums that have released this year, but none of them features beats that are on some cinematic s**t like Alfredo does. None of them will put you in a zone like Alfredo does. None of them features raps that you have to rewind several times to understand like Alfredo does. None of them feel as authentically gangsta as Alfredo does. None of them features guest appearances that are flawless like Alfredo does. None of them challenge greatness like Alfredo does. None of them sound as timeless as Alfredo does. None of them straddle the line between wise and trill like Alfredo does. Matter of fact, I truly believe Alfredo should be compared to other great albums from prior years (There’s not a single album that came out this year that can compete with it).

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