ASTRAL PEOPLE, Handsome Tours, Acclaim Magazine & FBi Radio94.5FM are proud to present the return of legendary Indiana rapper, Freddie Gibbs. The headline shows in Perth Melbourne, Sydney & an appearance at Golden Plains festival, will follow the release of his latest album ‘Shadow Of A Doubt’ – out now on Gibbs’ own ESGN Records.
‘Shadow of a Doubt’ will mark the much awaited return of GIbbs after the critically acclaimed ‘Piñata’, acollaboration with Madlib, was released in March of 2014. After ‘Piñata’earned high praise from critics, including Pitchfork’s 8/10 rating, ‘Shadow Of A Doubt’ picks up where Gibbs left off.
Many rappers secretly wish they could be as uninhibited as Freddie Gibbs. Born and raised in Gary, Indiana, Gibbsis an authentic product of violent, drug-laden streets, artfully and consistently telling tales of ghetto life since hisrap emergence in 2004. With an impressive discography including five LPs and a string of EPs, an unmatchedtechnical rapping proficiency and ability to transcend genre boundaries, Freddie Gibbs has truly establishedhimself as a hip-hop great, making no apologies for the person he is and the things he has done.
Inspired by the harsh reality of the streets in which he called home, Gibbs harnessed his writing talents and quickwit and began to rap about the things he saw. Themes of drugs, prostitution, and gang-related violence saturatehis verses, pairing his raw lyrical picture with remarkable flow, humour and positivity.
Other notable collaborations with A$AP Ferg, Young Thug, Kaytranada and Mike Dean have highlighted themultifaceted nature of Gibbs’ sound, positioning the rapper as a innovative Midwestern poet paving the way forcontemporary hip-hop artists. After touring around the US, Canada and Europe, Freddie Gibbs will make return to Australia in March 2016.This 2016 tour marks Freddie Gibbs’ return to Australian shores since his sold-out tour earlier this year, and isdefinitely not one to be missed.