Super Nigga Freddie Gibbs recently dropped his LRG-sponsored mixtape Cold Day in Hell. There’s a fair amount of hype surrounding the mixtape, and a lot of mixed feelings. Luckily for you, we at Blunted Pundits keep mixed feelings to a minimum and make sure to give you the OFFICIAL lowdown on the quality of any release.
And our verdict? Cold Day in Hell sucks ass.
Don’t get me wrong – I had high hopes for Freddie Gibbs. He’s raw as shit, and dude’s doing a decent job of trying to keep real hip-hop alive. Unfortunately, Cold Day in Hell attempts bring real hip-hop back to the forefront in the worst way possible.
Here’s our thoughts on Cold Day in Hell:
“Barely M.A.D.E” – Possibly the worst choice for the first track on the album. The first cut is always supposed to come in strong and entice the listener to continue through the album/mixtape. This song did none of the above, and actually lowered my expectations for the rest of the album. It’s not like this is a terrible song or nothin – it just put me to sleep. NEXT.
“Rob Me a Nigga” – This joint paints a picture of desperation, betrayal, and greed, although I especially relate to the “betrayal” theme considering how I feel straight up betrayed by Gibbs for boring me to death with this shit. Not only that, but “Rob Me a Nigga” should receive an award for “Most Uninspired Hook” of the decade. NEXT.
“187 Proof” – If sucking balls were a sport, this song would be the sack-juggling Michael Jordan of Cold Day in Hell. Don’t believe me? Take a listen now. Cringe as Freddie embarrasses himself all over this cliche, shitty trap instrumental. What makes this even more painful is that the beat for “187 Proof” was produced by J.U.S.T.I.C.E League – some of the most talented producers in the game right now. Why they would donate one of their most throwaway beats ever for Freddie to struggle over is beyond me. Gibbs, you shoulda’ just gave Lex a call. NEXT.
“Anything to Survive” – Why Gibbs would want to rap over elevator music is anyone’s guess. I actually feel a little drowsy after listening to this one… Anyway, this is garbage, except Freeway sort of killed it (it’s hard for Freeway to fail on any track, let’s be honest). NEXT.
“Twos And Fews” – This one’s aight. Freddie sounds forced though. Jeezy makes it tolerable. NEXT.
“Let Ya Nuts Hang” – Finally, a song title that really embodies the whole “suck balls” theme of this album. NEXT.
“Let Em Burn” – Sigghh. I really don’t even want to continue with this review. Practically every track on this fucking album is so unmemorable it’s almost pointless to give it any more attention than I already have.
I never thought I would encounter an album so uninspired that it actually removed MY inspiration to write. I guess it was bound to happen eventually…
I just never thought Freddie Gibbs would be the one to do it.
Anyway, check out the album HERE for free download if you really want to waste your time and hard drive space.