Posts Tagged ‘ freestyle ’

LL Cool J Is Back In Action After Some Upsetting Tweets.


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Thirty-one years after the release of “Rock the Bells” and LL Cool J is still hard as hell. The Queens native joined Dr. Dre‘s “The Pharmacy With Dr. Dre” show on Apple’s Beats 1 Radio and laid down a few bars as the Good Doctor mans the board. Sounding as fresh as he did when he first burst on the scene in the ’80s, LL hasn’t lost a step when it comes to his flow and drops a bar that pays homage to his breakout hit “I Can’t Live Without My Radio.” The legendary MC joined the legendary producer’s show back in Sept. 2015, but the footage of the session just surfaced this week.

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LL has been adamant about his status as one of the greats throughout the month of March. On March 2, the MC took to Twitter to respond to a blog post that says “there’s a whole generation of kids who’ll never know that LL Cool J was a rapper, and a pretty good one at that.  “Please stop pretending that we all don’t know [that] I’m one of the best to ever touch that mic,” he tweeted. “I stepped away and let you breathe. I can cut off your air supply with one single. Don’t test me…I don’t care if you Google my net worth. It’s more to it than that. I’m telling you on Twitter.”  Forgive the EXTRA long intro in the video below, the freestyle begins at 0:30.

 

Lil Dev – 4 My Jeeps (Freestyle).


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Album artwork sketched by Michael Tudor.

Since the first time I stumbled up Action Bronson’s “4 My Jeeps” I’ve personally been in love with the track, and with the beat.  Working in a music studio with people coming in and out all day long, eventually you’ll find someone to compliment a beat with as good, if not a more dynamic flow than the original.  Enter, Lil Dev, young, talented, and charismatic, this quick freestyle is just a taste of his lyrical tenacity over one of my favorite beats. Check the method.

Mack Maine – Up Till Then (Official Video).


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Mack Maine’s Food For Thought mixtape is coming soon and here’s the video for “Up Until Then.”

Asher Roth – Numbers


Asher-Roth-2-570Something new from Asher Roth “Numbers”. A freestyle over Pusha T’s “Numbers On The Boards” instrumental.

Lil Wayne Ft. Boo – Bugatti (Freestyle)


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Something new from Lil Wayne, which is a freestyle over Ace Hood’s “Bugatti” beat Ft. Boo.. Off of DJ Stevie J’s new mixtape “The Appreciation 6″.

Redman – Hurricane Sandy Relief Freestyle


Redman shows his support for the victims of Hurricane Sandy with this new freestyle. Listen to the track below.

Iron Solomon – DJ Skee Freestyle.


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.

Wiz Khalifa’s SBTV Freestyle.


Wiz Khalifa was in London recording some new tunes & he gave SBTV a call to come chill with him in studio.  When the crew arrived, they were treated to some bars from the weed-smoking Wiz.

Pusha T’s Funkmaster Flex Freestyle.


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.

Jadakiss’s Miami Birthday Bash.


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.

Eminem In The Art Of Rap.


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.

 

Rick Ross – Bon Appetit Freestyle & XXL Photoshoot.


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.

Slaughter House’s Tim Westwood Freestyle.


Slaughterhouse rip it down with a BIG freestyle. Joe Budden, Crooked I, Royce da 5’9″ & Joell Ortiz on the Westwood 1Xtra show.

Bow Wow – Drank In My Cup (Freestyle).


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.

Wale – Oliver Twist (Freestyle).


Check out the new freestyle by Wale titled ‘Oliver Twist’.

Rob Scott – Rigamortis (Freestyle).


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 – Windows Half Way Down.


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.

Emilio Rojas – Showoff (Radio Freestyle).


Radio freestyles are a dime a dozen, and it takes something quite substantial to make one stand out now a days. But the emcee Emilio Rojas spoke some memorable lines in a way that I haven’t seen in quite some time. Check the method below.

The Bobby Effect – Unicorn Chain.


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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.

Yelawolf – Rack City (Freestyle).


The official ‘Rack City’ remix dropped recently featuring T.I., Fabolous, and Young Jeezy, but Shady Records’ own Yelawolf hopped on a freestyle verse.  Check the method out above.

 

Pusha T – Sweet Freestyle (Official Video).


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.

Red Cafe – The Motto.


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.

Iron Solomon – Almost There (Official Video).


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’.

 

Pusha T – Tony Montana (Freestyle).


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.)

A Man About Town.


I’m loving this video with music by Ricky Nelson, styling by Diane Boulenger, and incredible skating by Kilian Martin. He will blow your mind at 1:10 with his handstand kick-flip dismount. Kilian is a true athlete with some major style.