The thread makes it easier to share and discover hip-hop/rap artists, old or new. Please read the bullet points so bullshit stays at a minimum:Did you just hear a cool song and you want to share it? Then gtfo and post it in Your Song of The Day.Hip-Hop/Rap are very broad genres, so go ape shit and pick whatever sub-genre gets you hard be it gangster, hipster, freestyle, psychedelic, trap, electronic, country, Christian, or all of the above.1 artist/group per post. Describe why you like the artist using AT LEAST 2 SENTENCES (i.e. how they came to be, flow, lyrical meaning, musical talent, whatever side you think you rep, etc.).If you want to respond to someone's description go ahead. Just don't start any flamewar bullshit or I will come find you. You can post 3 SONGS MAXIMUM songs from the artist/group. They can put your explanation in perspective, or maybe they're your favorites, or anything else fuck you.DON'T BE THE PRICK THAT makes 9 posts in a row, derails the thread, or fails to post 2 or more sentences, or I will definitely fuck you up. Just because someone else posted an artist/group before you doesn't mean they're off limits. Just make sure you write your own description, it doesn't even take that long._______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________---Use this template when sharing your artist.---Name Of Artist:Why I'm A Fan:1-3 Songs To Share:_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Enough of the boring shit, shall we begin?Name Of Artist: Freddie Gibbs, posing likeaboss in the picture below. Why I'm A Fan: Most rappers glamorize thuggin because they thought it was cool. Freddie Gibbs was born into the game and didn't have a choice because he was born and raised in the derelict land of Gary, Indiana. It was once a thriving industrial city that peaked at 178,320 people in 1960 but because of skyrocketing crime and a recession the population trickled down to 80,294 in 2010. Gary shares a border with the south side of Chicago, so it shouldn't shock you that they share the same vast gang networks responsible for killing people almost daily. His style reminds me of Tupac, except Gibbs continues to sharpen his skills because bullets didn't stop his career when he was 25. Gibbs uses tone and delivery to tell stories about what it's like to live in a city that runs on crime. A city with negative economic and population growth similar to Detroit's and an accelerating gang violence problem paralleling Chicago, Gary is quite literally a thug's playground. I couldn't imagine such a place being able to exist in America let alone live there. An upbringing like that must've given Gibbs an endless pit of stories to tell. Click here to read Freddie Gibbs interview with VICE. 3 Songs To Share: Song: The Hard/Album: Baby Face Killa This song tells a crazy story about someone from Gibbs crew who turned a snitch. Gibbs took care of him by having him chopped the fuck up. Later Gibbs got caught up by the DEA for pushing, then they sent him packing on a federal vacation. Song: BFK/Album: Baby Face Killa Gibbs filmed BFK in Gary with his massive crew to deliver a message that in a place like that you ride for survival, not because you think you're the next Al Capone. He ended up getting a cop in trouble for being in the video. Song: Thuggin'/Album: Piñata In Thuggin' he describes his daily routine which is pretty much hitting as many licks as possible from sunup to sundown.