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Freddie Gibbs makes his Edmonton debut during the YOL2 Canadian Tour

Edmonton, ABFreddie Gibbs hit Edmonton for the first time ever, in support of his latest project You Only Live 2wice. His stop at Union Hall (April 19) was one of several for the Canadian leg of the YOL2 Tour.

Supporting acts included local artists; Dizzy Mac, TK Cab’Ral & Zahr and Deezy Tha Don. Vernon, BC-bred TassNata also hit the stage as the official supporting artist for the Western Canada dates.

Gangsta Gibbs is no stranger on how to hype a crowd. He came through with mad energy, performing joints from his earlier albums ESGN, Shadow of a Doubt and Pinata, mixed with a few songs from his new album. What I found especially admirable was that Gibbs didn’t use a single back track for entire set, and the quality of his voice didn’t wave once.

While Gibbs definitely won the crowd over, his set was surprisingly short. He left his fans guessing after leaving the stage for a minute or two and then returning on two occasions. Not your conventional encore, but that’s exactly why we f*ck with Freddie.

You Only Live 2wice is available for purchase now. Check out our photo recap after the jump.

Freddie Gibbs Makes Edmonton Debut on the 'YOL2' Canadian Tour- HipHopCanada.com

Photography by Tyler Johnstone

Freddie Gibbs Makes Edmonton Debut on the 'YOL2' Canadian Tour- HipHopCanada.com

Freddie Gibbs Makes Edmonton Debut on the 'YOL2' Canadian Tour- HipHopCanada.com

Freddie Gibbs Makes Edmonton Debut on the 'YOL2' Canadian Tour- HipHopCanada.com

Freddie Gibbs Makes Edmonton Debut on the 'YOL2' Canadian Tour- HipHopCanada.com

Freddie Gibbs Makes Edmonton Debut on the 'YOL2' Canadian Tour- HipHopCanada.com

Freddie Gibbs Makes Edmonton Debut on the 'YOL2' Canadian Tour- HipHopCanada.com

Freddie Gibbs Makes Edmonton Debut on the 'YOL2' Canadian Tour- HipHopCanada.com

Freddie Gibbs Makes Edmonton Debut on the 'YOL2' Canadian Tour- HipHopCanada.com

Freddie Gibbs Makes Edmonton Debut on the 'YOL2' Canadian Tour- HipHopCanada.com

Freddie Gibbs Makes Edmonton Debut on the 'YOL2' Canadian Tour- HipHopCanada.com

Freddie Gibbs Makes Edmonton Debut on the 'YOL2' Canadian Tour- HipHopCanada.com

Freddie Gibbs Makes Edmonton Debut on the 'YOL2' Canadian Tour- HipHopCanada.com

Freddie Gibbs Makes Edmonton Debut on the 'YOL2' Canadian Tour- HipHopCanada.com

Freddie Gibbs Makes Edmonton Debut on the 'YOL2' Canadian Tour- HipHopCanada.com

Freddie Gibbs Makes Edmonton Debut on the 'YOL2' Canadian Tour- HipHopCanada.com

Freddie Gibbs Makes Edmonton Debut on the 'YOL2' Canadian Tour- HipHopCanada.com

Special thanks to Nightshift Entertainment, Blueprint Alberta and Union Hall for their support.


Twitter: @FreddieGibbs

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