Freddie Gibbs has taken the musical world by storm. In 2008 he was in label limbo after being released from a recording contract with Interscope records. The Gary, Indiana native took things into his own hands and independently released several critically acclaimed mixtapes. Pitchfork Magazine crowned him one of music’s top up and comers, no small feat considering that Pitchfork is a mostly indie-rock outlet. Gibbs followed his Pitchfork feature with write-ups in the L.A. Times, New York Post, countless tastemaker blogs and inclusion in XXL’s Freshmen class of 2010.
In July of 2010 Freddie Gibbs hit the Windy City as a headliner of this year’s edition of the Pitchfork Music Festival. Closing down the Balance Stage, Gibbs performed in front of 30,000 people as he brought the gritty streets of Gary, Indiana to Chicago’s Union Park. Before his Pitchfork performance, Freddie Gibbs hosted RubyHornet’s monthly Digital Freshness party at Beauty Bar and hit SoundScape Studio for the second edition of the LRG and Closed Sessions collaborative project. Freddie Gibbs decided to work with up and comer YP for his session, and after a few beats and blunts, “Something New” was born featuring the smooth production of Chicago’s Million $ Mano. Watch the documentary to see exactly how things went down and get to know one of the music world’s most promising stars via the new RubyHornet produced documentary.