Fabolous continues his throwback streak this week with his take on “All for the Love.” Here Fab pays homage to the classic Ice Cube comedy Friday with his freestyle over The L.O.X.’s “All for the Love.” Check it after the jump.
A lot has been happening for the 22-year-old Chicago emcee as of late. For starters Vic Mensa performed with Kanye West on Saturday Night Live, delivering a hook on ‘Ye’s forthcoming “Wolves” track (set to appear on So Help Me God) followed by some turned up live performances with the man. The live performances were for a track entitled “U Mad,” which recently got released as a single. In addition, Mensa also signed with Jay Z’s Roc Nation recording label. That’s huge. So, yeah, evidently Mensa is doing quite well for himself on the mainstream end right now. Mensa also stopped by to team up with LA Leakers for an exclusive freestyle over Future’s anthemic Monster cut “Commas.” Check it out after the jump!
It looks as if Jadakiss is taking notes from his LOX compadre Styles P and even Brooklyn’s Fabolous for his latest freestyle “Where I’m From.” Jadakiss has linked up with The Breakfast Club’s DJ Envy for a weekly freestyle session. Here Jada goes over Jay Z’s classic “Where I’m From” cut. Listen after the jump.
Freestyle isn’t the first word that comes to mind when you think of the Atlanta trio Migos. But goddamn, watching this Tim Westwood freestyle it’s indicative that the trio of Quavo, Takeoff and Offset have incredible chemistry as they go off for 17 full minutes. Straight. No breaks. The three YRN: Tha Album rappers dropped bars over “Grindin’,” “OG Bobby Johnson,” “Money Baby,” “No Type,” “Computers” and more. Check it out after the jump.
Fabolous’ ongoing #FridayNightFreestyles has been a relative success thus far but with this new one right here it’s either make it or break it for how you feel about Loso. Sure, he’s already gone over an undisputed classic in his “B.A.S.” freestyle but Mobb Deep’s 1994 cut “Shook Ones Pt. II” is a milestone/watershed moment for hip-hop. It’s such a statement in hip-hop culture that even one iconic Detroit rapper Eminem has stated numerous times that its had a profound impact on him. In fact, you may recall Eminem’s “B-Rabbit” character from 8 Mile rapping over the track during his final freestyle battle. Anyway, if Loso doesn’t deliver and do this classic instrumental justice then his whole #FridayNightFreestyles is moot. You be the judge after the jump.
Fabolous is continuing his weekly streak of dropping some freestyle heat. He has blessed us with a freestyle over Dr. Dre’s “B***hes Ain’t Sh*t” from his seminal 1992 album The Chronic then he gave us “Told Ya’ll.” This week Fab is sharing “Take It Easy” where he goes over Mad Lion’s 1994 original. Check it out after the jump!
Lil Durk’s debut album Remember My Name is set to drop May 12th via Def Jam. Durk has already shared “Get That Money” and “Different.” Now he’s teaming up with fellow Chicago neighbor (quite literally, the two grew up on the same street) Lil Reese for a freestyle over Big Sean’s “Blessings.” Get at it after the jump.
Last week Fabolous hit us with that unexpected freestyle over Dr. Dre’s “B***hes Ain’t Sh*t” from his seminal 1992 album The Chronic. This week he’s serving us up with yet another freestyle in “Told Ya’ll.” Check it out after the jump.
Charles Hamilton, who recently inked a new record deal, dropped “Correct,” as well as another track with Rita Ora entitled “NY Raining” has begun his comeback. Hamilton stopped by Hot 97 to discuss his departure from the rap game, his inevitable comeback, and even spits a great freestyle to boot. Check it all out after the jump!
These next few weeks will be littered with Kendrick Lamar news, so get used to it. King Kendrick started by finally announcing the title and release date for his highly-anticipated good kid, m.A.A.d city followup. Now he’s blessing us with a lengthy freestyle over some memorable Notorious B.I.G. instrumentals after he stopped by Big Boy’s recently-relaunched Real 92.3FM in Los Angeles. Check it out after the jump.
Despite GS9’s Bobby Shmurda and Rowdy Rebel being locked up on various charges that hasn’t stopped the streets from showing their support and love via freestyles/remixes. And while “Hot N***a” has been freestyled/remixed to death Lil Herb goes the other route by freestyling over “Computers” their lesser known single. Check out the visuals after the jump.
G-Unit stopped by DJ Self’s Power 105 show and dropped a killer freestyle. Lloyd Banks, Young Buck, and 50 Cent off on J. Cole’s “Fire Squad” and Drake’s “Energy.” Check it out after the jump!
It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything new from the “Alphabetical Slaughter” rapper Papoose. And with Meek Mill’s “Monster” single gaining a lot of traction Pap had decided to jump on the track to spit a freestyle. Listen to Papoose’s take on Meek’s “Monster” after the jump.