Watch this clip and tell me Common isn’t still — after 20 years — one of the best rap artists who can freestyle spontaneous verses at the drop of a beat. The lengthy interview is respect due to the Chi-town legend, who’s making the press rounds for his 10th album Nobody’s Smiling, and the freestyle is at the very end. Check the video after the jump.
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How do you tell who is going to be massively and unabashedly successful? Can you see their desire? Or hear it? Kanye West, in comparison to his fully formed self, has never been the Kanye we know. The one we know has always been forming in moments like this, when nobody really cared he was there and he came to understand that as a mistake of their existence by proving em wrong. He catches a little Nasty Nas flow too, it’s fun. Watch his impressive freestyle after the jump.
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We were waiting on Hov to make a statement to the press about his ill-timed deal with Barney New York for their holiday collection, as the clothing outlet has fought allegations of racist practices in its stores. Didn’t have to wait very long as Mr. Carter released a statement via his Life and Times outlet. But that wasn’t all. He contacted us with an exclusive freestyle broaching the topics at hand. Full lyrics after the jump.
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