Aug 31, 2010 - 12:14 AM
Freddie Gibbs celebrated the release of his Str8 Killa EP last Wednesday at San Francisco's 330 Ritch with hometown favorite DaVinci and NY's Tanya Morgan (the show was a stop on their Headphone Rock Tour). As always at a significant hip-hop show, the guest list read like a Who's Who of hip-hop leaders, innovators and taste makers: from Keelay to Trackademics, Hip Hop is Cool Again to 24KMilkcrate. Even on a Wednesday night, a decent-sized crowd came to show love to the Gary, IN native, and he showed love back, making sure to rock "How We Do," a mixtape track over Souls of Mischief's "93 'til Infinity." (And props to his manager/DJ Arch Bonkers for dropping C-Bo's "Black 64" before the set.) Gibbs did have one gripe with the city: the SF Weekly. Responding to a not-so-glowing review in the Weekly, Gibbs made the crowd chant "Fuck you Phillip!" before getting into his EP's lead single, "Fuck the World!"
Oh Dang! was in the building, snapping shots and flicks. Check out a photo slideshow below, followed by clips of Tanya Morgan performing "So Damn Down," DaVinci doing "Clean Ass Whip" and Freddie Gibbs going in on Masta Ace's classic "Born to Roll." And yeah, we know the sound's kinda fucked up; eat a dick.--Zo
DaVinci - "Clean Ass Whip"
Freddie Gibbs - "Born to Roll"
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