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Freddie Gibbs is a rapper from the United States born on June 14, 1982. Gibbs was born and reared in Gary, Indiana, and grew up on the east side around 17th and Virginia St.
Freddie received an athletic scholarship to play American football at Ball State University but was later dismissed.
When Gibbs was 19, he enrolled in the United States Army as a pre-trial diversion program while on trial for theft and firearms charges. Still, he was dishonorably dismissed eight months later after being found using marijuana.
Freddie began his rap career in 2004 when he self-released his first full-length effort, a mixtape named Full Metal Jacket, which he followed up with a sequel the following year.
Freddie confirmed his departure from Young Jeezy’s CTE label on December 11, 2012. Freddie explained that there was no feud between the two musicians.
Freddie released a three-track EP named Pronto in March 2015, followed by his second solo studio album, Shadow of a Doubt, on November 20, 2015.