By Joshua Sheppard
Fortune Sound Club
December 14, 2018
The West Coast rapper displayed a controlled and masterful use of his rapping abilities at Fortune Sound Club. From his expert use of breathing control and larger than life presence we got to see Gibbs turn up and go through a mix of old and new songs that were expertly performed. Gibbs is a storyteller first and foremost, he relays the brutal reality of his life experiences and turns them into a curated entertaining journey for his audience. He performed the classics from his collaborations with Madlib, Young Thug, A$AP Ferg and even though his compatriots weren’t there Gibbs gave the songs justice on his own accord.
The power of Freddie’s flow was on its full showcase as the music would pause while Freddie would continue rapping without a beat. For lesser performers this would be a challenging feat but the virtuosity and effortlessness of the performance was kept while simultaneously maintaining the crowd’s energy. The onstage banter between Freddie and his backing DJ was hilarious and brutal, let it be a lesson to producers to not screw up the performers intended structure or you may suffer the wrath and potential humiliation in front of a live audience. But it was all in good jest, the crowd was loving it and continued to chant the songs throughout the set at as they were being refreshed and doused by a continuous wave of water bottles.
Freddie has the presence of a conqueror, and he conquered the crowd by elevating his unparalleled talents for an unforgettable show.