Freddie Gibbs doesn’t see himself on the Verzuz stage anytime soon; he’d rather make a joint album. In response to a tweet pitting him against Pusha-T for the title “King of Coke Raps,” Gibbs said he would relish the chance to link up with Push for a full project:
The two rappers, both of whom are known for rapping about their affinity for cocaine, are no strangers. They linked up in 2019 for “Palmolive,” a cut off Gibbs' album Bandana with Madlib. At the time, Gibbs cited Pusha’s knockout win in his beef with Drake and his 2018 release, DAYTONA, as a major influence on the album.
“Right now Pusha-T for sure. he’s definitely one of the best rappers to me. He’s an all-time great,” Gibbs said in an interview with Power 106 Los Angeles when asked to name his Top 5 living rappers. “Pusha, he’s definitely an inspiration to me. I saw what he did last year with his album and the run he went on… That was really inspirational. He definitely gave me some gas to push forward with this.”
It wasn’t the only time he cited Push amongst his favorite rappers:
Although there’s no official plan for a collaborative project yet, the prospect clearly has fans excited.