The Album “Alfredo” is another collaborative album from Freddie Gibbs. This time, he teams up with The Alchemist whose production enhances Gibbs’ always great rhythmic deliveries.
The style of production of this record feels very old school in its sound elements, with a traditional funk and soul flavour in sampling. I’m not aware of the legacy of the sounds on this production, but they sound so cleanly produced that they give the album an air of a modern classic that will suit fans of classic HipHop.
It’s hard to pick a favorite track, which is always a good sign. The album just has an overall mood that is easy to enjoy and hard to describe. That being said, “Something to Rap About,” with the feature from Tyler, the creator, really stood out to me on first listen. Smooth instrumentation underpins great vocal delivery from both Gibbs and Tyler. It epitomises the feel of the album and would be a great place to start: