Redman shows his support for the victims of Hurricane Sandy with this new freestyle. Listen to the track below.
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Since about 2007, my friends and I have watched intently as Iron Solomon destroyed many a rap adversary during battles all around the world. But as time went on, this lyrical legend seemed to have put the mic down, and left the battle circuit. After about a year of not personally hearing anything from Solomon, I was ecstatic to see one of his new freestyles with DJ Skee. Check the method.
On Wednesday, the temperature in New York City touched the 90-degree mark on the same day Pusha T trekked up to Hot 97 to dish out heat of a different kind when he announced G.O.O.D. Music’s Cruel Summer album will be released August 7. That wasn’t all the Virginia lyricist spoke about, however: While the rap world has been buzzing for weeks about a Pusha/Lil Wayne rap battle, the Clipse spitter opened up for the first time on the subject with DJ Funk Master Flex. While Lil Wayne and an army of bloodthirsty rap fans speculated Pusha’s “Exodus 23:1″contained veiled disses for Weezy and Drake, the “My God” MC challenged Flex to point out the offending references. “I’ve never seen one record that didn’t say a name cause so much of a firestorm,” he argued. Aside from airing out the beef, Pusha sat down with Flex and delivered quite the spirited freestyle for the fans.
Check out the massive birthday celebration of the East Coast star Jadakiss. One of the best lyricist out of N.Y. flew down to MIA to celebrate his big day at Bamboo. The video essentially runs just like a music video, but the event seems like quite the party none the less. Keep your eyes peeled for appearances from Wale, Flo-Rida, and a few others. Check the method.
Ice-T takes us on an intimate journey into the heart and soul of hip-hop with the legends of rap music. This performance documentary goes beyond the stardom and the bling, to explore what goes on inside the minds, and erupts from the lips, of the grandmasters of rap. Recognized as the godfather of Gangsta rap, Ice-T is granted unparalleled access to the personal lives of the masters of this artform that he credits for saving his life. Interspersed with the performer’s insightful, touching, and often funny revelations are classic raps, freestyle rhymes, and never before heard acappellas straight from the mouths of the creators. What emerges is a better understanding of, and a tribute to, an original American art form that brought poetry to a new generation.
People have many different opinions of “The Boss” Rick Ross, but no matter what anyone says, the numbers speak for themselves, and Rozay (along with MMG) are doing quite well. I came across a video recently from Shutah Films documenting Rick Ross during the XXL cover shoot, that also showcases his Bon Appetit freestyle. Check the method below.
The track ‘Drank In My Cup’ has been climbing the charts ever since it’s release earlier this year, and many an emcee have jumped on the beat to do their own versions. Fortunately, one voice stands out from the rest of the crowd. Bow Wow’s ‘Drank In My Cup’ freestyle has a dope video, and massive support behind it, making it one of the most seen remixes since the original song. Check the method below.
The other day I was driving between meetings with my assistant, and Rob Scott’s ‘If I Die Young’ was playing in the car. Before the end of the song came along, Ash would restart it, just to hear it from the top. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan of that track, and Rob’s work in general, but after about the 5th time, I just decided to call Rob on the phone, and put her on blast about it, so she’d get it out of her system and let me get on with the rest of my music selection. Today however, I got a listen to the new freestyle ‘Rigamortis’ by Mr. Scott, and I can guarantee I’ll for sure have that track on repeat, and no matter how many times anyone makes a phone call to whoever, it probably won’t get me to stop playing this track. Check the official video below.
Mack Maine is one of the most instrumental members of YMCMB, and has been for a while. Not necessarily because of his lyrical prowess, or the numbers of records he’s sold, but because he provides a strong business backbone to the label. This doesn’t mean however he’s not capable of putting out a surprising track here and there. I’ve never particularly been a huge Mack Maine fan, but when I heard the song ‘Windows Half Way Down’, I was impressed. Check the method below.
Every new artist wants to have their new track make some waves all over the web the day it’s released, but its not too often that an unsigned artist gets people talking without even trying. A premature detonation of The Bobby Effect’s “Unicorn Chain” freestyle proved quite beneficial for the female emcee. TheBobbyEffect.com and the video for “Unicorn Chain” were stumbled upon by someone on the web and blew up in 24 hours. Check out The BobbyEffect.com by clicking on the picture above, where you can see her on Twitter, Tumbrl, and everywhere else.
Pusha T has been hailed as a beast in the rap game by many. After a conversation a few months ago with my barber Quincy about Pusha T vs. Fabolous, I started to recount all the different verses from both emcees, and couldn’t come to clear decision. But after the Sweet freestyle Pusha put out, I think my scales tip a tad bit in the favor of “Mr. T”. Thankfully the G.O.O.D. Music team too the time to release a video for the freestyle. Check the method below.
There have always been those certain songs in Rap that make people get up, and uncontrollably write their verses. A Milli seemed the be the number one culprit for a few years, but now I personally believe that Drake’s “The Motto” might end up taking the crown. Multiple associates of mine, and a multitude of artists around the world have spit over this beat. The only one with a music video as dope as the original happens to belong to Red Cafe… Check the method.
The video above is Iron Solomon destroying the once Freestyle king Jin at ‘Fight Club’. Since Iron Solomon’s debut in the battle rap game, he’s crush many an opponent, but has yet to deliver a track noteworthy all across the nation… until now. Check out his newest video for the track ‘Almost There’.
Its somewhat of an undeniable fact in the circles of true Hip Hop fans, that Pusha T is a monster lyricist. Its also somewhat of an indelible truth that Tony Montana was one of the greatest drug lords that never lived. To say I was interested when Pusha jumped on the Tony Montana beat for a freestyle is an understatement, but when I saw the video I was juiced. (And I hope people understand the metaphoric relation between the white woman in the video, and cocaine.)
Busta Rhymes – N*ggas In Paris (Unofficial Remix)
I’m a firm believer in the truth that some beats are just made for certain rappers. Jay-Z and Kanye West destroyed the beat for their newest single “N*ggas In Paris”, and no one can say their approach to the song was anything less than stellar. However, it never occurred to me what a monster like Busta Rhymes could sound like over a beat that seems to have been designed for his flow. Click the pic above to take a listen.
Tyga ft. Drake – Still Got It
Being label-mates, it only makes sense that Tyga and Drizzy-Drake would come together for a single eventually. But I was thoroughly surprised by the quality of the record they were able to produce. I can’t wait to hear ‘Still Got It’ playing over the airwaves soon. Click the pic above to take a gander.
50 Cent ft. The Cataracs – The Enforcer
Unexpected collaborations are nothing new to Fif, especially after tracks with Justin Timberlake, and Michael Jackson. But his newest step outside of the box is with The Cataracs for the “Real Steel” movie soundtrack. A nicely paced, memorable electro beat wouldn’t be the first thing you’d expect to hear 50 Cent on, but it works quite well. Click the pic above to listen.
Team BackPack has been rising the ranks of the web’s premier hip hop spots for quite some time now, but with new directors, and a new look, the Cypher is on full attack. Check out the the newest cypher, (season 3, episode 7) below, and click the pic above to get familiar with the Team BackPack movement, and all their doing for Bay Area hip hop.
It’s no surprise that I’m a huge Grafh fan. And his recent departure from BlackHand was a bit of a surprise, and a disappointment, however, the loss of his former label hasn’t slowed him down. His newest freestyle over the ‘I’m A Boss’ beat was so dope, it was only right that he made a video for it. Check the method below.
Child exploitation is always something I’ve been apposed to. It takes a person time and experience to be good at what they do. Although it takes 1,000 hours to be an expert at your craft, some people seem to skip ahead. One of my best friends showed me a video the other day of a rapper named Lil Niqo. I was shocked to find out that the “Lil” in Lil Nio was nothing short of the understatement of the year. None the less, the people behind him have put a lot of effort into presenting him to the world. Check out his BMF freestyle, and feel free to share your opinion of it.
I work closely with many different types of musicians, and after spending so much time with some of the best, its rare that I get thoroughly impressed. But after leaving one of my friends with my computer for too long, he put me up on a video that I’m fairly certain may put other lyricists to shame. SBTV presents: Lady Leshurr in all her glory, spitting some of the dopest lines I’ve heard a ‘femcee’ spit since KJ. Although her voice is a bit high pitched, and her accent makes some lyrics hard to hear, nothing can stop her true skill from shining through. Check the method below.