Video: Saafir on Freestyle 101

In his Freestyle 101 interview here, Saafir goes into great detail about what set off this legendary KMEL battle with Del the Funky Homosapien’s crew, how it went down in the studio, and how it finally ended back on the streets. It’s a fascinating look into one of most notorious and infamous freestyle battles ever. He also chats about his days with Digital Underground, and weighs in on the debate over whether written rhymes can be used in a freestyle or not. Fascinating stuff from a man many feel in one of the game’s all-time most underrated.


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21 Responses to “Video: Saafir on Freestyle 101”

  1. Prada Main Says:

    Ya I had one of his CD’s back in the day, cant think off the top though….he is cool….. LIKWIT JUNKIES

  2. SNORT_SNORTcrazy88SINCE88 Says:

    Rasssssssss

  3. Prada Main Says:

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  4. !Ven-Tech? Says:

    Prada Main Says:

    January 20th, 2009 at 1:26 pm
    thebiglead.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/288w7k2.jpg
    ^^^
    she thick…shoe game is terrible though

  5. Casket Face Says:

    Victory Says:

    January 20th, 2009 at 1:26 pm
    Smear Says:
    January 20th, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    Casketface
    The Sicilians were raped & conquered by the Berbers (NE Africans), that’s why they darker than the north and so their hatred for dark skinted folk likely stems from their self loathing/shame and failure to breed it out.

    ^^

    U mean the Moors. The Moors (Blackamoors) brought civilization to Europe. Black men, Muslims who used the hidden knowledge of Kemet to teach and conquor peacefully. It took them 100 years to teach europe the concept of zero. They perfected architecture and everthing else. See: Alhambra
    _____

    So this is why NYC Italians hate Blacks?

  6. !Ven-Tech? Says:

    meaning the shit don’t match, so no homo

  7. big_seth Says:

    U mean the Moors. The Moors (Blackamoors) brought civilization to Europe. Black men, Muslims who used the hidden knowledge of Kemet to teach and conquor peacefully. It took them 100 years to teach europe the concept of zero. They perfected architecture and everthing else. See: Alhambra

    ^^

    That’s deep

    Only question is why aren’t more Europeans muslim then? I mean if someone taught me the concept of zero I would follow their religion. Not tryin to knock your statement. I’m just curious.

  8. State of Grace Says:

    Doowutchyalike

  9. 911 Says:

    Show you how to move in a room full of vultures.

    He might not be pure black, but the perception of a “colored” in charge will have lasting effects.

    Salutes the gathering.

  10. SNORT_SNORTcrazy88SINCE88 Says:

    wwd.com/lifestyle-news/famous-faces-in-the-crowd-1933152?module=today

    ^^^
    Applaud hov.

  11. Casket Face Says:

    So you can punch BUSH in the face and it’s a misdemeanor now?

  12. big_seth Says:

    # 911 Says:
    January 20th, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Show you how to move in a room full of vultures.

    He might not be pure black, but the perception of a “colored” in charge will have lasting effects.

    Salutes the gathering.

    ^^

    Most “Black Americans” aren’t “pure” black. We all have a lot of different blood in us for various reasons.

    But since his dad was from Africa. He might be more “black” than you.

  13. hip hop cops Says:

    >>So this is why NYC Italians hate Blacks?

    jesus christ

    *logs off until casket face is dead*

  14. Sean Coonery Says:

    Barack Obama

  15. Big Homie Says:

    wwd.com/lifestyle-news/famous-faces-in-the-crowd-1933152?module=today

    ^ *dies* at the hat.

  16. absence of heat Says:

    Show you how to move in a room full of vultures

    ^thats fitting *daps* 911

    U mean the Moors. The Moors (Blackamoors) brought civilization to Europe. Black men, Muslims who used the hidden knowledge of Kemet to teach and conquor peacefully. It took them 100 years to teach europe the concept of zero. They perfected architecture and everthing else. See: Alhambra

    ^yo what book and or site you recomend thats most precise in its teachings of what you wrote above?

  17. Frank White Says:

    yes we deed it

  18. Parker Says:

    I stayed up and recorded the battle on cassette when i was in 7th grade and before the weekend was over, I had every freestyle memorized…decade plus later I still have some of Saafir’s flows from that battle memorized.

  19. Parker Says:

    I remember being disappointed that Del wasn’t there to battle…

  20. jayRsoprano Says:

    U mean the Moors. The Moors (Blackamoors) brought civilization to Europe. Black men, Muslims who used the hidden knowledge of Kemet to teach and conquor peacefully. It took them 100 years to teach europe the concept of zero. They perfected architecture and everthing else. See: Alhambra
    _____

    So this is why NYC Italians hate Blacks?

    Yes, the Moors mxed with so many blonde haired blue eyed Sicilian women that blone hair blue eyes & white skin turned to Black hair brown eyes & olive skin. Real talk, most sicilians have black ancestors. So I think they are pissed dat there blood line was practically wiped out!! Real talk

    By the way most Italians hate blacks, not just da grease ball wops in NYC.

  21. jayRsoprano Says:

    ABOVE STATEMENT IS @ CASKET FACE BY THE WAY!!! my bad!

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