Mike Love Presents – The Best of Bad Boy Radio Freestyles (1997-2007)

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Chicago DJ Mike Love just unleashed some classic freestyles from WGCI (Chicago’s #1 Hip Hop & R&B Station) Bad Boy Radio. Unreleased sessions from Kanye West, Common, Outkast, Lupe Fiasco, Twista, Big Pun, Fat Joe, Shyne, Curtis, Juvenile, GLC, amongst others. This is what he had to say:

Seriously, I’m not one to wax nostalgic often but when I do look back at the Bad Boy Radio days, I realize today’s on-air DJs could never have the “freedom” that we had in our heyday. The cultural impact of Bad Boy Radio is still felt on Chicago radio today so I wanted to compile a lesser known but important segement of the show, the live in-studio freestyle sessions. By the millenium it was rare that a rapper could kick a verse without cursing so our interviews with rappers stayed just that, interviews. But in the early days every MC that stepped foot in the studio had to kick a verse. That said, there are some real gems here, from the classic All About The Bad Boyz (arranged by me) to Common’s freestyle over the Invocation beat (from One Day It’ll All Make Sense), to the late Big Pun exchanging verses with Fat Joe, to Twista jappin over Aaliyah’s One In A Million instrumental, to the entire Flipmode squad rhyming for 10+ minutes over a Master P track, to Juice’s crazy & completely off the dome freestyle, to DTP’s Shawnna noticibly stepping her rhymes up when former Infamous Syndicate partner Teefa steps in the studio, to KanYe West & Lupe Fiasco bringing the era to a close. Radio history was made.

1. All About The Bad Boyz-Chi-Town All-Stars (D.A. Smart, Common, Crucial Conflict, Do or Die, Twista) (1997)
2. Common Freestyle #1 (1997)
3. Crucial Conflict Freestyle (1997)
4. Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz Freestyle (1997)
5. Kid Capri Freestyle (1998)
6. Shaq Freestyle (1998)
7.Fat Joe/Big Pun Freestyle (1998)
8. Allen Iverson Freestyle (1998)
9. Flipmode Freestyle-Busta Rhymes, Lord Have Mercy, Rah Digga, Spliff Star, Baby Sham, Rampage (1998)
10. Twista Freestyle (1998)
11 Juvenile Freestyle (1998)
12. Brand Nubian Freestyle (1998)
13. Outkast Freestyle-Big Boi (1998)
14. Juice Freestyle (1999)
15. Profound Freestyle (1999)
16. Go-Getters Freestyle-Timmy G, GLC, Kanye West (1999)
17. Q-Tip Freestyle (1999)
18. DaBrat Freestyle (1999)
19. Common Freestyle #2 (1999)
20. Shyne Freestyle (2000)
21. Bad Boy All-Stars Freestyle-Mark Curry, Black Rob, Loon (2001)
22. DTP Freestyle-Ludacris, Shawnna, I-20, Tity Boy, Lil Fate, Teefa (2003)
23. 50 Cent Freestyle (2003)
24. KanYe West/Common Freestyle (2005)
25. Lupe Fiasco Freestyle (2006)

Download: Mike Love Presents – The Best of Bad Boy Radio Freestyles (1997-2007)

Props to Mike Love. Spotted at Fake Shore Drive.


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38 Responses to “Mike Love Presents – The Best of Bad Boy Radio Freestyles (1997-2007)”

  1. Voltron Says:

    The Ecstatic

  2. Danielson a.k.a. My Blog Game Proper™ Says:

    Hey Zulu! Hey Zulu! Hey Zulu! Hey Zulu!

  3. Voltron Says:

    Black To Front

  4. Tong Po Flo Says:

    BBBBBBAAADDD BBBBOOOOYYYY *Puffy voice*

  5. SNORT_SNORTCRAZY88SINCE88 Says:

    yup, ran outta condoms.

  6. Voltron Says:

    W.A.R. (Let My People Go) > The Ecstatic

    and its not even close.

  7. Dre Says:

    # Danielson a.k.a. My Blog Game Proper™ Says:
    May 28th, 2009 at 1:22 am e

    lol hottin’ up Dre.

    so Dre is 20 and Nation is white, just to clarify?

    i thought both were african americans in their mid 20s lol.
    _________________________________________________

    coincidentally nation is 20 also, I’ve never asked him what race he is but he said before hes not white or black.

    only leaves asian or middle eastern?

  8. Voltron Says:

    # EnglandRepresent Says:
    May 28th, 2009 at 1:29 am

    Dre’s comedy > eskay > nation

    ^^Negative. Eskay is the father. Dre and nation are his sons. I got respect for nation though, dude is from montreal, lives in an igloo, his life partner is a seal, and his whip consists of a sledge with 6 husky dogs. Where the fuck does he find a computer to get on the internet??? That’s hustling if you ask me.

    ^

    *bleeding heart*

  9. Tong Po Flo Says:

    coincidentally nation is 20 also, I’ve never asked him what race he is but he said before hes not white or black.

    ^ native american?

  10. Danielson a.k.a. My Blog Game Proper™ Says:

    coincidentally nation is 20 also, I’ve never asked him what race he is but he said before hes not white or black.

    ^you never met eachother? don’t you guys have to have meetings in the morning about what you’re posting the day or something.

    and is Nation chinese/oriental? or maybe indian? lol.

  11. EnglandRepresent Says:

    Dre’s comedy > eskay > nation

    ^^Negative. Eskay is the father. Dre and nation are his sons. I got respect for nation though, dude is from montreal, lives in an igloo, his life partner is a seal, and his whip consists of a sledge with 6 husky dogs. Where the fuck does he find a computer to get on the internet??? That’s hustling if you ask me.

    Nation is an Innuit aka an Eskimo you fools.

  12. PW Says:

    BBBBBBAAADDD BBBBOOOOYYYY *Puffy voice*
    ^^

    *taps bottle*

  13. Dre Says:

    I met eskay for the first time last night, nhjic.

  14. Danielson a.k.a. My Blog Game Proper™ Says:

    @ Dre forgot to ask, what was your blog before you worked for nah, like nate’s was wmdeez.

  15. SNORT_SNORTCRAZY88SINCE88 Says:

    EnglandRepresent Says:
    May 28th, 2009 at 1:32 am
    Dre’s comedy > eskay > nation

    ^^Negative. Eskay is the father. Dre and nation are his sons. I got respect for nation though, dude is from montreal, lives in an igloo, his life partner is a seal, and his whip consists of a sledge with 6 husky dogs. Where the fuck does he find a computer to get on the internet??? That’s hustling if you ask me.

    Nation is an Innuit aka an Eskimo you fools.

    ^^^
    Eng! u SunNaMaBitch!

  16. Dre Says:

    I never had a blog. I got this job based on my behind the scenes work for onsmash.

  17. Danielson a.k.a. My Blog Game Proper™ Says:

    I met eskay for the first time last night, nhjic.

    ^ so what happened if u disliked eachother in real life but ur e-go’s (see what i did?) were cool before and could continue running nah. that would be an odd ass relationship. (none)

  18. SNORT_SNORTCRAZY88SINCE88 Says:

    Dre Says:
    May 28th, 2009 at 1:36 am
    I never had a blog. I got this job based on my behind the scenes work for onsmash.

    ^^^
    AYYYOOOO!

  19. Danielson a.k.a. My Blog Game Proper™ Says:

    I never had a blog. I got this job based on my behind the scenes work for onsmash.

    ^
    respect for that then *daps*

  20. EnglandRepresent Says:

    you never met eachother? don’t you guys have to have meetings in the morning about what you’re posting the day or something.

    ^^LMFAO!!! Meetings??? These muppets??!!!!Oh shit that’s hilarity.

  21. EnglandRepresent Says:

    I met eskay for the first time last night, nhjic.

    ^^Oh yeah? Get his number? lmao

    Homos.

  22. Danielson a.k.a. My Blog Game Proper™ Says:

    LMFAO!!! Meetings??? These muppets??!!!!Oh shit that’s hilarity.

    ^
    lol. you get what i mean though, you cant just have a free for all post session cos they could post the same thing and also get emailed the same thing from promoters and artists.

  23. Micheal Tyson aka I Want Money Like Cosby Says:

    what if Nate decides to hijack nah change the login passwords?fuck you and esk going to do?

  24. EnglandRepresent Says:

    I see you Crazy.

    Ol’ Latisha up the street said you need to get your broke ass back to the crib to hustle her up some salad. You know that fat bitch needs to be on this diet. Just passing on the message fella.

    *daps*

  25. Tong Po Flo Says:

    I never had a blog. I got this job based on my behind the scenes work for onsmash.

    ^^^
    AYYYOOOO!

    Damn you beat me too it!

  26. Voltron Says:

    # Micheal Tyson aka I Want Money Like Cosby Says:
    May 28th, 2009 at 1:44 am

    what if Nate decides to hijack nah change the login passwords?fuck you and esk going to do?

    ^

    LOOL

    Nation is Pakistani or Bangadeshi or sutn

  27. Micheal Tyson aka I Want Money Like Cosby Says:

    Tong Po Flo Says:

    May 28th, 2009 at 1:46 am
    I never had a blog. I got this job based on my behind the scenes work for onsmash.

    ^^^
    AYYYOOOO!

    Damn you beat me too it!
    ===================
    AYOOOOO

  28. Tong Po Flo Says:

    Ol’ Latisha up the street said you need to get your broke ass back to the crib to hustle her up some salad. You know that fat bitch needs to be on this diet. Just passing on the message fella.

    ^ *tries not to blast out laughing at work*
    * fails*

  29. Danielson a.k.a. My Blog Game Proper™ Says:

    what if Nate decides to hijack nah change the login passwords?fuck you and esk going to do?

    ^
    can’t happen, you can set levels for what access users have.

  30. EnglandRepresent Says:

    For the last time Nation is a fuckin Innuit, a polar bear dodging, ice hole fishing, seal fur parka wearing eskimo. Fuckin cloth-eared bastards.

  31. Danielson a.k.a. My Blog Game Proper™ Says:

    Nation is Pakistani or Bangadeshi or sutn

    ^
    why? cos he could hijack stuff lol? you racist lol. he might arab too then eh.

  32. EnglandRepresent Says:

    I give up.

    Dumb commenters need teachin.

  33. PW Says:

    ..Fake ass niggaz with a passion for theatrics
    ya name’s in the record books followed by an asterisk…
    you won when wack niggaz was in
    when you never needed talent or skills to win
    when you never needed lyrics or a dope ass flow
    and the real niggaz never saw no cash flow
    so go Flash go, run for ya life
    find a safe spot you could chill for the night
    where they got no cable and they only play tapes
    and the wack niggaz out can’t infiltrate

  34. SG aka i make the girls go crazy Says:

    LOL @ dude above me…
    ////
    Are u FOREAL?
    ////
    check check
    1-2

    I could eat beats for three weeks
    and still hunger for more.
    it’s 3 AM in the moorning
    get under your floor.
    i strike without warning,
    a knife through your door.
    or a bat to your back.
    your wack and my rap
    is FUCKIN NICE.
    get off my jock…

    get a fucking life!

    EASY SON!
    word is bond.

  35. Mr.Londoner Says:

    i wonder how much unreleased ish is out in the world..

    fucking selfish bastards.. SHARE WITH THE WORLD

  36. Mr.Londoner Says:

    i wonder how much unreleased ish is out in the world..

    fucking selfish bastards.. SHARE WITH THE WORLD

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