Kevin Durant Says "No One Is More Authentic" Than Freddie Gibbs

On Sunday, we’ll find out who the Academy believes deserves the recognition for their efforts over the course of the past year.  The Best Rap Album category includes Freddie Gibbs & Alchemist, D Smoke, Nas, Royce Da 5’9″, and Jay Electronica are nominated for their respective releases in 2020. Freddie Gibbs and Alchemist’s Alfredo, which topped HotNewHipHop’s best albums of 2020 list, seems like it could be a strong contender to take home the award.

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During a recent profile on Freddie Gibbs for The Ringer, Nets star and close friend to Gangsta Gibbs, Kevin Durant, offered praise for the rapper and the progression he’s made. KD added that Gibbs is only getting started right now. “It just feels like he’s only hitting his prime now,” said Durant. “He can make records with anyone, but still has that versatility and killer mentality in the booth. You can tell how much he cares about his art and no one is more authentic. In his music, you can see both the humor and the pain.”