Fredrick Jamel Tipton, popularly known as Freddie Gibbs, is an American rapper and songwriter who hails from Gary, Indiana. Gibbs is well known for his unique hip-hop style music, which earned him work with numerous labels such as str8 Slammin, CTE world, and an opportunity to sign with the Interscope Records in 2006. However, his debut studio album somehow got dropped and didn’t release.
But his journey didn’t stop here. His dedication towards his work got him a chance to later sign with Young Jeezy’s CTE World. He released various amazing mixtapes with labels such as highly acclaimed Baby Face Killa in 2012. His hard work and dedication have made him achieve a net worth of $3 million as of 2021. Gibbs receives most of his earnings from his career as a musician and released mixtapes with substantial commercial sales.
|Net Worth:||$3 Million|
|Profession:||Rapper & Song Writer|
|Birth Date:||June 14, 1982|
|Source of Net Worth:||Football Career and Public speaking|
|Birthplace:||Gary, Indiana, United States|
Gibbs was born on 14th June 1982 in Gary, Indiana, US. He used to play American football at Ball State University on an athletic scholarship. However, he got expelled from the college due to theft and gun charges. After that, Gibbs started working at the Gary mall, where he encountered the hip hop producer Finger Roll. This incident was a turning point in Gibb’s life as, after that, he joined the Tamin entertainment crew and pursued a rapping career.
Gibbs developed deep inclinations towards music from a young age. In the year 2006, Freddie signed his first contract with the recording labels Interscope records. Once his first album successfully got launched, Gibbs moved forward to sign a contract with another recording label. According to Gibbs, some influential rappers, including Jay-Z and Twista, are his most prominent ideals.
Gibbs began to take his music career seriously from a very young age. In 2004, he created and self-released a full-length mixtape named Full Metal Jacket and continued releasing its sequel in the same year. During that time, he signed with the Interscope records and worked on a debut studio album which unfortunately got canceled due to some reason. In August 2010, Gibbs released his debut extended play named str8 Killa. Gibbs continued to self-release mixtapes until he signed with the Young Jeezy’s record label CTE World.
During February, Gibbs joined hands with a few rappers, including King chip and the cool kids, to create and launch their website names pulled over by the cops (P.O.C). In October, Gibbs released the mixtape ‘cold day in hell,’ in which Juicy J, Young Jeezy, and Chainz got featured. In September 2011 and June 2012, Gibbs and the hip hop producer Madlib released the first and second expended plays titled Thuggin and Shame.
Gibbs left Young Jeezy’s CTE label on 11th December, stating no beef between the two rappers. On 20th June, Gibbs released his debut album. Evil Seeds Grow Naturally (ESGN) initially planned to get released on 9th July 2013 but pre-released due to a leak through his labels of the same name. Gibbs joined hands with Madlib and released the final EP from the Pinata trilogy in September 2013. This song received a ton of appraisal and earned a score of 82 on the review site.
On 1st July 2014, Gibbs, Young thud, and ASAP Ferg released a single titled ‘Old English.’ In October 2014, the duo released their fourth EP titled Knicks (Remix).
On 7th May, Freddie Gibbs and Madlib announced their second collaborative studio album named Bandana. In June 2018, he released his fourth studio album named Freddie. On 31st October, Gibbs released the tracklist of Fetti on social media. On 20th February, Gibbs and Madlib officially announced the making of Bandana and released the single ‘flat tummy tea.’
On 28th June 2019, an album was released through ESGM, excellent records, Madlib invasion, and RCA records to further critical acclaim. On 5th March 2019, Gibbs released the titular second single titled Bandana, which featured the dancehall artist Assassin. On 29th May 2020, Gibbs, along with The Alchemist, released the album named Alfredo. The album achieved many appraisals and got nominated for the Grammy award for best rap album at the 63rd annual Grammy awards. In June 2020, Gibbs signed with Warner Records and released three albums named ‘4 thangs, ‘gang signs’ and ‘big boss rabbits’ till April 2021.
On 4th November 2014, Freddie Gibbs went through an unfortunate life event when a shooter open fired at him after performing at a record store. Gibbs escaped safely from the firing. However, two of his members received gunshot wounds. Gibbs launched a GoFundMe foundation in May 2015 with the motive of helping school supply with a giveaway of Gary purchase for the children in Gary, Indiana.
In June 2016, Gibbs was arrested for the allegation of r*pe in 2015. In the following month, Gibbs was charged with s*xual abuse charges on two women. After the weeks of imprisonment, Gibbs was released on bail of 50,000 and acquitted of all charges in September 2016. Gibbs dated Erica Dickerson for some time then got engaged. However, the engagement got canceled later. Gibbs also has a son from his previous relationship.
Famous Quotes by Freddie Gibbs
“When everybody goes left, I’m gonna go right most of the time.”― Freddie Gibbs
“Everything don’t work out for the best. You have to use a lot of those things as lessons in order to build yourself up.”― Freddie Gibbs
“I study my competition for at least an hour a day. I get on the internet, look at what they doing, then I look at ways to defeat them.”― Freddie Gibbs
Achievements and Awards
- In 2014, Gibbs received the award for favorite rap and hip-hop albums for the album named Pinata.
- In 2019, Gibbs received an award for favorite rap and hip-hop albums and best AllMusic for 2019 for the album Bandana.
- In 2020, Gibbs received the award for favorite rap and hip-hop albums for the album named Alfredo.
- In June 2020, the album Alfredo got nominated for the Grammy award for best rap album at the 63rd annual Grammy awards.
As of 2021, Freddie Gibb’s net worth is $3 million.
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