Category Archives: Freestyles

That new ish whether off the top or spittin written

Method Man & Black Thought Black Out on Sway (Video)

You already know bars were in the building.

Loaded Lux Freestyles on Flex

Few emcees can continue to expand their skill-sets as they age. Loaded Lux unloads a fall freestyle that any student of lyricism will respect. Pay attention.

Joey Bada$$ Styles Out on Funk Flex (Video)

Joey Bada$$ recently sat down with NYC’s Funkmaster Flex for his “Freestyle Series.” While spitting a few written bars and some off the top, Joey shoots a few flames at former nemesis Troy Ave. Listen.

Black Thought Blacks Out on Sway (Video)

?uestlove, Black Thought and the rest of The Roots crew have a new …and then you shoot your cousin album dropping next week.  They stopped by Hip-Hop Nation on Sirius XM to kick a flow with Sway.  Who’s iller than Thought with the freestyle?

DJ Premier’s “Bars in the Booth” w/Dres (of Black Sheep) (Video)

In the second session of this new series, Dres of Native Tongue fame spits over a gutter Preemo track.

BEFORE: DJ Premier’s “Bars in the Booth” w/ Papoose

New Tunes: Grafh – “Shadowboxin” (Freestyle)


Grafh reminds us that he’s still a beast on this Wu-banger.


Fred The Godson – “The Session” (Video)

The beat can distract from what an emcee has to say.  If a rapper spits trash on the mic this is a good thing.  Other times, we can sleep on true lyrical skill.  Frederico slows it down and kicks an acapella for those who might have missed the punchlines.   In this new series he also lets us peek in on a recent Busta Rhymes studio session.  You may have to rewind this one.

DJ Premier’s “Bars in the Booth” w/Papoose

DJ Premier sets off his new freestyle series with Papoose who continues to let off more shots at Kendrick Lamar.

Troy Ave Freestyles with DJ Enuff (Video)

Troy Ave gets busy over a couple of instrumentals played by Hot 97’s DJ Enuff for their “Box” series.  Next up for the up and coming emcee is his New York City album.

Slaughterhouse – “Fire In the Booth” (Freestyle)

Testing, one, two.  BBC’ Radio 1″s Charlie Sloth invited Joe Budden, Royce Da 5’9″, Joell Ortiz and Crooked I to spit over Pusha T’s “Numbers on the Board.”  Watch them light it up.