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Though he made his title within the rap sport, Freddie Gibbs says he’s prepared to go away the genre in favor of his R&B roots.
The Grammy-nominated rapper spoke about his profession change in a recent interview with Revolt TV, saying his forthcoming SSS project might function his rap swan song.
“This might be one of my last rap albums,” Gibbs said during a recent tour cease. “I ain’t gotta rap no more, man. After SSS, I’ma show y’all … I’m ’bout to bust out with an R&B album. R&B is what I started out doing before all the rap shit. Now, all you n***as just wanna make me rap all day, and I don’t wanna rap. I wanna go back to my roots. I tried to get signed as an R&B singer in 2004, but every label in the world denied me. So, I had to do rap to get in the door.”
Gibbs made comparable claims through Twitter last week, when he urged his rap pursuits were closely motivated by cash moderately than ardour.
“I tricked y’all n***as into thinking I was a rapper,” he jokingly told Revolt. “And I learned to rap so good — better than everybody else, it’s crazy. So now, I’m ’bout to come back to this R&B. And all the n***as that didn’t wanna do no songs with me, like Miguel and all them n***as, they’re gonna be like, ‘What’s up, Gibbs?’ And I’m ’bout to be king of this shit.”
If Gibbs finally goes via together with his plans, he’ll seemingly depart the rap sport on a powerful notice. The 39-year-old artist said his SSS effort is full-fledged rap album stacked with big-name collaborations. During an interview with Mixmag this 12 months, Gibbs revealed some of producers who were anticipated to contribute to the album. We’re speaking Pharrell, Madlib, the Alchemist, Hit-Boy, and Mike Will Made-It, simply to call a number of.
“It’s another album of the year,” he told the publication. “… It’s gonna be the best produced album that I ever made.”
Stay tuned as more data about SSS turns into accessible.