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Collaborative Brilliance: Here Are Some of the Best Freddie Gibbs Features of All Time

Freddie Gibbs is known for his powerhouse musical collaborations — there are some of the best feature verses the rapper has ever laid down.


Dec. 22 2023, Published 7:27 p.m. ET

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Rapper Freddie Gibbs created a lane for himself in the music industry thanks to the help of a few hip-hop heavyweights.

The Indiana native first gained notoriety after he landed on the cover of XXL’s annual Freshmen Class issue in 2010. Born Fredrick Jamel Tipton, Freddie is no stranger to the music business and has been releasing songs since 2005.

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However, Freddie’s big moment didn't come until 2012 with the release of his mixtape, Baby Face Killa.

The project includes 18 tracks and features from some of the biggest names in hip-hop. Pharrell Williams, Krayzie Bone, Jadakiss, YG, and Jeezy all provided verses for the project, which Freddie said was inspired by his rough upbringing.

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Freddie Gibbs performs at the Astor Theatre on January 13, 2023.

“People think that just because you’re standing next to Jeezy, you’re rich like Jeezy. It’s like, I might stand next to Jeezy but I still got a foot in the streets,” Freddie told Complex. “My struggle with rap and being in the streets is what I rap about.”

Since then, the “Crime Pays” MC has secured collaborations with some of the biggest names in hip-hop — one of which is Kanye West. Freddie dropped an indisputably fire verse on the rappers on Ye's 11th studio album, Vultures.

But that isn't the only feature that Freddie has blessed us with over the years. Read on for five of the best Freddie Gibbs songs he's ever been featured on.

“Palmolive” — MadGibbs featuring Pusha T and Killer Mike (2019)

In 2011, Freddie partnered with Madlib to form MadGibbs. The hip-hop supergroup has released two studio albums, providing fans with an entire slate of musical collabs.

Their second album, Bandana, garnered moderate success – reaching No. 21 on the Billboard 200 chart.

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The biggest record on the project is “Palmolive,” a track that features Pusha T and Killer Mike. The chemistry between Gibbs, Pusha T, and Killer Mike creates a sonic masterpiece, making "Palmolive" a memorable addition to Gibbs's feature catalog.

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“Giannis” — MadGibbs featuring Anderson Paak (2019)

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Freddie Gibbs and Madlib perform In Berlin, Germany.

Teaming up with the producer Madlib once again, Gibbs tapped Anderson Paak for the song, "Giannis." The track, named after NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo, brings together Gibbs's gritty delivery and Paak's soulful vocals. The result is a captivating blend of styles that showcases Freddie and Madlib's versatility.

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"Scottie Beam" — Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist, featuring Rick Ross (2020)

Freddie is never afraid to join forces with other powerhouse hip-hop figures and his joint album with The Alchemist is proof of his creative prowess. In 2020, they released the album Alfredo – which featured the hit song “Scottie Beam.” Rick Ross is featured on the song, which now has over five million views on YouTube.

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“Too Much” — Freddie Gibbs, featuring Moneybagg Yo (2022)

One of Freddie’s biggest is the 2022 track, “Too Much,” featuring Moneybagg Yo. The song peaked at No. 39 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart, leading the way for a successful album release. $oul $old $eparately reached the 11th spot on Billboard 200 – becoming Freddie’s biggest commercial success yet.

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"Babies & Fools" — Freddie Gibbs and Conway The Machine (2020)

Freddie joined forces Conway the Machine on "Babies & Fools," and delivered a song that was hailed as one of the best hip-hop attempts of 2020. The song was featured on the album, Alfredo, Freddie’s joint project with The Alchemist, which landed at No. 15 on the Billboard 200.

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