Big Baby Scumbag leads stacked undercard for next week’s Freddie Gibbs Tampa concert

Cheeks Bossman, Gat$, Sam E. Hues, Junkyard and Sunny Fritz join the party, too.

click to enlarge Big Baby Scumbag leads stacked undercard for next week’s Freddie Gibbs Tampa concert

Freddie Gibbs’ Nov. 4 Tampa concert is the kind of booking that gets all the hip-hop heads—and rappers themselves—hyped up. And it’s cool to see that promoter FWDThinkers stacked the local support bill with some of Tampa’s best and up and coming emcees.

Big Baby Scumbag, Gat$, Sam E. Hues, Junkyrd and Sunny Fritz are the locals joining national act Cheeks Bossman, with Tampa DJ legends Casper and Qeys spinning in between.

“Our group fought really hard for that,” FWDThinkers’ Taylor Flom told Creative Loafing Tampa. “We are here provide a platform and shine light on the people around us. All of the support talent are unique and are putting in the hard work needed to make it in this industry. I respect that and I won’t let that go unnoticed or unrewarded.”

“Freddie Gibbs coming to town is absolutely iconic, but these bookings are not about the money or the exposure for the brand,” Flom added. “They are a contribution the music culture that I love and the people that are the fabric of the Tampa music scene.”

Freddie Gibbs w/Cheeks Bossman/Big Baby Scumbag/Gat$/Sam E. Hues/Junkyrd/Sunny Fritz. Thursday, Nov. 4. 9 p.m. $35-$100. The Ritz, Ybor City.

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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