ESGN: Evil Seeds Grown Naturally Image
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  • Summary: The debut full-length studio release for the rapper features guest appearances from Big Kill, BJ the Chicago Kid, D-Edge, Daz Dillinger, G-Wiz, G.I. Fleezy, Hit Skrewface, Lil Sodi, Problem, Jay Rock, Spice 1, and Y.B.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. 80
    It may not be the crossover success that those who ride for Gibbs would love to see, but it doesn’t diminish this excellent record.
  2. Jul 19, 2013
    70
    It doesn’t introduce a new sound, nor does it feature many moments we haven’t heard before. Yet what makes this album important are all the reasons Hip Hop needs Freddie Gibbs. On any one album, he can give you pieces of Tupac, UGK, Three 6 Mafia, and blend them into a harmony that would make Bone Thugs-n-Harmony proud.
  3. Aug 5, 2013
    70
    For those hip-hop fans forever in pursuit of the latest glass-shattering bass and semi-auto mob rules, ESGN is likely 2013’s flagship release. This is Gibbs’ deep breath; let’s see what direction he takes off running in next.
  4. Jul 19, 2013
    69
    It’s the sound of a rapper more than happy to maintain his narrow lane after being burned by the industry, one who's lost the ambition to leave his comfort zone, at least for the time being.
  5. Jul 19, 2013
    60
    It is simply an album that lacks a clear perspective on the many heavy topics it tackles. A first time listener may walk away feeling very familiar with Freddie Gibbs’ sound, but still unsure of who exactly he is.
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  1. Oct 9, 2013
    10
    Gangsta Gibbs Gangsta Of The Year ....Esgn was a GOOD ALBUM..with dope tracks like
    9mm, Eastside Moonwalker,Lay it Down, Have You seen Her,
    Gangsta music at its finest in 2013 Expand
  2. Jul 23, 2013
    8
    I can't believe they have the genre of this album listed as "pop/rock". This is the hardest rap album of the year. Clearly, they just tossed it up and don't even know who Freddie Gibbs is.

    Anyways, the album is really good. I don't think it's as good as some of his other projects such as Baby Face Killa, but it most certainly goes hard. The beats are phenomenal and, as always, Gangsta Gibbs did not slouch in the lyrical department either. The dude is keeping gangsta rap alive in 2013.
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