Freddie Gibbs explains how he came to collaborate with Madlib.

Freddie Gibbs may no longer be signed to Young Jeezy’s CTE, but that doesn’t mean he’s slowing down.

In a recent interview with Duckdown Visuals, Gibbs spoke about his upcoming joint album with Madlib, Cocaine Piñata.

“I got the inspiration to do this project from my homeboy Krondon, and Phil [Da Agony], and Mitchy [Slick] – Strong Arm Steady, you know,” he revealed. “I saw what they did with Madlib: they kickin’ straight street shit, and I was like, ‘Damn.’ That really inspired me – they really inspired me – to get in the lab with Madlib, to be honest.”

Gibbs continued, explaining that  he would benefit from exposure to Madlib fans. “Madlib already got a huge fan base already, so for me to do it was a no-brainer, pretty much. Once we dropped ‘Thuggin’ ,’ I think people started to be like, ‘Aw shit, I think they got somethin’ here.’”

“That was the first song we ever did,” he added. “I hadn’t really rapped on shit like that, and it was, like, a challenge for me lyrically. So I just took it, and I think I knocked it out the park.”

Watch the interview below (spotted at HHNM):

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