Freddie Gibbs is undoubtedly one of the most lyrical artists in the genre, currently. Time and time again his projects have featured not only raw and uncut street tunage, but dope lyricism, as well. You know you are a highly respected artist when you garner a feature from none other than Black Thought of the mighty Roots Crew. Certainly, Freddie knew what was coming when he assigned Black to the song “Extradite” of his album, Shadow Of A Doubt, with that being said, Black Thought owned the track.
It is always fascinating to me when during a collaboration effort, the guest mails it in. I understand a lot of features are a money grab for the person being featured, but you don’t have to worry about that ever happening with Black Thought. His lyrical prowess is legendary, and I feel like he is one of those artists who, if is even going to make a song, he gives his best effort. Freddie does what he does on this track, he came correct, but when you got an all-timer beside you, things can get spicy, and spicy they did get.
Check out “Extradite” below, was it a slight takening by Black Thought? Maybe I’m tripping, but I’m quite confident the beast from Philly bodied Freddie on his own joint, let me know in the comment section!