Fredrick Tipton (born June 14, 1982), better known by his stage name Freddie Gibbs, is an American rapper from Gary, Indiana.
Fredrick Tipton was born and raised in Gary, Indiana, and grew up at 17th and Virginia St. on the city’s east side. Gibbs signed with Interscope Records in 2006 and recorded a debut album, but a year later the management of Interscope changed hands and the rapper was dropped.
A gunman opened fire on Gibbs, who was sitting in a car after he had finished performing at a record store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York on November 4, 2014. Gibbs escaped unharmed and two members of his entourage received non-life threatening gunshot wounds.