Archive for the 'Freestyles' Category

Video: Vic Mensa – Fire In The Booth Freestyle

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Vic Mensa stops by BBC Radio 1 to give a 10 minute freestyle for the “Fire In The Booth” series.

Previously: Vic Mensa – Major Payne

In The Lab with araabMUZIK

Friday, July 18th, 2014

It’s hard to believe, but araabMUZIK has been putting in work on the boards for damn near a decade already. Sometime around the middle of the previous decade we started to hear his signature production style on mixtapes and street singles from various Dipset affiliates, and by the time Cam’s Crime Pays album dropped in 2009, he had made a name for himself as a guy you could trust to give you a banger.

Since then he’s earned a similar reputation in the world of EDM while still finding time to construct killer beats for some of our favorite MCs. With his new project For Professional Use Only 2 now in the streets, we caught up with the MPC maven to ask him about his production process, preferred studio setup, his approach to rocking festivals and working with OG producers such as Alchemist and Swizz Beatz.

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Hit the jump to check out a trailer for the upcoming video for “Lion”.

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Raekwon – Could It Be I’m Falling In Love

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Rae flips “Could It Be I’m Falling In Love” by The Spinners for this week’s Throwback Thursday freestyle.

Previously: Raekwon – Ooh La La La | Raekwon Brings Out Bobby Shmurda, Troy Ave, Papoose at BK Hip-Hop Festival

Video: Sir Michael Rocks – Toca Tuesdays Freestyle

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Last week, Sir Michael Rocks stopped by Toca Tuesdays to promote his upcoming album Banco and proceeded to drop a freestyle for DJ Tony Touch.

Previously: Sir Michael Rocks ft. IAMSU! & Casey Veggies – Bussin

Consequence – Studio Freestyle

Monday, July 14th, 2014

“So how dare any rappers try to rap after me on NahRight”

For his latest trick, Cons hops on ScHoolBoy Q’s “Studio”.

Previously: Audible Doctor ft. Consequence – No Future

Video: Joe Budden vs. Hollow Da Don

Monday, July 14th, 2014

It went down Saturday night at the Eminem sanctioned Total Slaughter battle event at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. Joe Budden, a popular MC with a fanbase and a history of selling records, squared off against battle champ Hollow Da Don. The debate over who actually won is still ongoing, but the majority of opinions that I’ve seen on social media since Saturday give it to Hollow, which shouldn’t be a huge surprise to anybody. Props to Joe for putting his reputation on the line in such a public forum, but these guys do this shit for a living.

Previously: Hollow Da Don vs. Joe Budden (Trailer)

Video: Elzhi – The Backroom Freestyle

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

Previously: Talib Kweli, Elzhi & Phonte – No Competition

Raekwon – Ooh La La La

Thursday, July 10th, 2014


For this week’s Throwback Thursday, Rae updates Teena Marie’s “Ooh La La La”.

Previously: Raekwon – Footsteps In The Dark

Grafh – 0 to 100

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014


This beat just won’t die.

Previously: Grafh – Welcome To The Party (Video)

Dave East – 0 To 100 Freestyle

Monday, July 7th, 2014


Dave East takes his turn over “0 To 100″ and does it justice even though I’m sick to death of this beat.

Previously: Dave East – City of God