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Freddie Gibbs’ Shadow of A Doubt LP may be the most anticipated body of work in the Indiana emcee’s career thus far. Though it finds itself unfortunately releasing on the same day as Adele’s much-awaited third album 25, Gibbs can rest easy in the fact that the two cater to slightly different audiences. There’s also the fact that Shadow is riding on the strength of two killer lead singles, the Black Thought-assisted “Extradite” and the monstrous “F*ckin’ Up The Count.”

So why is Shadow of A Doubt worth a look from more than just Gangsta Gibbs’ most faithful disciples? Perhaps it takes a taste test for one to find out. That’s why Gibbs has allowed Spotify to play host to a stream of the complete album for free.

Seventeen tracks deep, Shadow of A Doubt is dark and brooding in places, just like the Baby Face Killa himself. The features are kept to a minimum, with appearances from E-40, Tory Lanez, ManMan Savage, and Dana Williams. That, in effect, allows Gibbs to maintain the pacing and tone of Shadow, rather than rely on assists to complement what he’s trying to do. “Narcos,” as its title implies, sounds like a street-inspired narcocorrido. Dana Williams – who played a calming element to Freddie’s flow on “The Hard” once upon a time – doesn’t soften Gibbs on “McDuck,” but rather, adds haunting vocals to a sinister theme. Even “10 Times,” a track that sounds like the Bay Area in instrumentation, seems like Gibbs and Gucci Mane setting up shop in E-40’s hood and taking over everything. To say nothing of how “Careless” and “Freddie Gordy” likely won’t be leaving the rotations of Gibbs’ most loyal fans for months on end.

Gibbs’ last project, the Madlib collab Pinata, set the bar pretty high. Is Shadow of A Doubt picking up where that left off, or creating a new standard of quality for Gary’s finest? Stream Freddie Gibbs’ Shadow of A Doubt album guilt-free and judge for yourself below. Shadow of A Doubt is out now in stores and on iTunes.