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Big Sean Talks I Decided. with Zane Lowe

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017


Big Sean sat down with Zane Lowe today on Beats 1 to do the new album promo dance. After playing the new album I Decided for Zane, Sean spoke on breaking through with his previous LP Dark Sky Paradise, selling his house and the custom studio it housed and how he began to reach his full potential. The majority of the conversation is about the album and they go through it track-by-track as Sean speaks on building with Rick Rubin and Kanye West and working with Eminem and Andre 3000, (although he says the 3-Stacks collab won’t appear on the project).

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Video: Cassidy – Funkmaster Flex Freestyle

Friday, January 13th, 2017

After hosting Manolo Rose and Memphis Bleek, Flex brings in Cassidy for the 34th installment of his Freestyle series. Cass goes in acapella over the course of like 5 minutes and a couple of verses.

Previously: Cassidy & Swizz Beatz – DJ Whoo Kid Freestyle

Cassidy & Swizz Beatz – DJ Whoo Kid Freestyle

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Yeah, so Cassidy is still a beast. Here is going in for 8 minutes or so on DJ Whoo Kid’s New Year’s Eve show on Shade 45. With Swizz Beatz handling the ad-libs, Cass bodies a bunch of throwback instrumentals.

Previously: Cassidy – Tim Westwood Freestyle (2004)

Video: Termanology – Funkmaster Flex Freestyle

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

“One hand on the bag, the other hand is on the pad, in a Kaepernick jersey, I ain’t standing for the flag”

It’s Termanology’s turn in the hot seat for Funk Flex’s ongoing freestyle series that places a premium on BARS. Watch as Term goes in over Smoothe Da Hustla’s classic “Broken Language” instrumental for nearly 4 minutes. Term’s new album More Politics is out now, dead ass, facts b.

Previously: Termanology ft. Cyrus DeShield – Krazy Thangs (Video)

Cypress Hill – Tim Westwood Freestyle (1998)

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016


For the penultimate Throwback Thursday of 2016, Tim Westwood liberates a rare freestyle from a very high B-Real, circa 1998.

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Video: Joey Bada$$ & CJ Fly – Showoff Radio Freestyle

Friday, December 16th, 2016

Last week, CJ Fly and Joey Bada$$ stopped by Statik Selektah’s Showoff Radio on Shade 45 and touched up a few instrumentals, including Jay Electronica’s “Exhibit C”, for a good 8 minutes. Watch above and stream CJ’s new album FLYTRAP here.

Previously: CJ Fly – Now You Know (Video)

Video: Freeway – Tim Westwood Freestyle (2003)

Thursday, December 15th, 2016


For this week’s Throwback Thursday, Tim Westwood liberates some footage of Freeway going in over 50 Cent’s “In Da Club” instrumental back in 2003. It’s insane to think that this freestyle and that beat are like 14 years old at this point.

Watch below.

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Video: Papoose & Remy Ma – Funkmaster Flex Freestyle

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

A couple that spits together stays together. Fresh off her two Grammy nominations for “All The Way Up”, Remy Ma appears with Papoose on the latest installment of Funk Flex’s Freestyle series. Watch above as they body the “NY State of Mind” and “Where I’m From” instrumentals.

Previously: Papoose ft. Remy Ma & Nathaniel – Black Love (Remix)

Smoke DZA & Tech N9ne Freestyle Over Pete Rock Beats

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

“I wear my Yeezys in the rain, give you Hypebeasters nightmares, Dana Dane”

Smoke DZA and Tech N9ne recently stopped by Sway In The Morning to promote their respective new projects (Smoke & Pete drop this Friday, Tech’s The Storm arrives on December 9th) and Sway wasted no time putting them on the spot. With Pete Rock playing original beats from his archives the two trade verses for about 4 minutes or so. Skip ahead to 2:52 for the bars.

Previously: Smoke DZA – Hands of Time (Video)

Video: Smoke DZA – Funkmaster Flex Freestyle

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Listen up as Smoke DZA burns down a couple of classic Biggie and Nas instro’s for the latest installment of Funkmaster Flex’s Freestyle series. Don’t Smoke Rock is out next week.

Previously: Smoke DZA & Pete Rock ft. Jadakiss, Styles P & BJ The Chicago Kid – Milestone | Smoke DZA – Showoff Radio Freestyle