Hailing from Gary, Indiana, Freddie Gibbs moved to Los Angeles in 2006 after he signed to Interscope Records. Things didn't work out with Interscope and Gibbs inked a deal with Young Jeezy's CTE label. Things didn't work out there either, but with the help of Madlib, Freddie Gibbs was on the tip of everyone's tongue last year, and founded his own imprint, ESGN.

The collaborative album between Gibbs and Madlib was called Piñata, a classic hip-hop record that sees the unlikely duo pairing up for 17 near-perfect tracks. The album received critical acclaim along with the praise of fans, prompting us to take a look back at Gibbs output and pick 10 essential tracks to vibe out to.

In addition to Madlib, Freddie Gibbs has collaborated with the likes of Young Thug, A$AP Ferg, The Game, Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, Curren$y, Flume, Statik Selektah and many more. Quite the varied list for an MC, yeah?

Whether you're a fan already or not, skim through these and let us know what you think in the comments section.