With King Push — Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude out now, Pusha T stopped by Sway in the Morning to break down its lyrical content. Additionally, Pusha T stepped up to the plate and kicked a mean freestyle. Check out the full interview and freestyle after the jump.
Redman — whose new album MudFace is out now — and the legendary Lord Finesse stopped by Shade 45 to chill with Tony Touch on Toca Tuesdays, during which the two emcees kicked a pair of freestyles. Check out the freestyle session after the jump.
Make no mistake, Tinashe is a burgeoning star in today’s music industry. But she’s also a burgeoning star with a wide range of talents. Don’t believe me? Well, on top of being one of the best (and dare I say underrated) contemporary R&B singer-songwriters, she can also hold her own when it comes to this rap thing, too. Don’t believe me? Tinashe recently stopped by Sway in the Morning to discuss her tour with Nicki Minaj and Katy Perry in Latin America, but was eventually put on the spot by Sway himself to deliver a freestyle. Tinashe, being a woman of her word, did indeed kick a freestyle — albeit with a hint of singing thrown in — with a quality outcome. Don’t believe me? Hit the play button after the jump.
Prodigy, of (the infamous) Mobb Deep, is joined by Infamous Mobb for this rare freestyle session. Conveniently, the two go over fellow Queensbridge native Nas’ “Life’s a Bitch” instrumental off of his iconic debut album, Illmatic. Check out the freestyle from Prodigy and Infamous Mobb after the jump.
T.I. is all over Travi$ Scott’s Rodeo, which is out in a few days (it’ll be out officially on the 4th) and today he’s unleashing a rather dated freestyle over “Flicka Da Wrist,” which if you’re into those sorts of things, you can listen after the jump.
While Drake and Meek Mill continue their beef, Waka Flocka Flame has decidedly used their “R.I.C.O.” collaboration for a freestyle of his own. Because, like, I thought this was about rap? This is actually kinda refreshing from Waka, too — he’s been a little quiet as of late. Check out his “R.I.C.O.” freestyle after the jump.
Eminem recently stopped by Sway in the Morning to help promote the film Southpaw, which hits theaters tomorrow. It stars Jake Gyllenhaal and 50 Cent. It is centered around a boxer who is looking to regain his boxing skills and life after some serious pitfalls. Eminem is the curator of the film’s soundtrack. Along with promoting the film Em also chatted it up with Sway and delivered a monstrous, brutal 8-minute freestyle. You can check that out after the jump because you know you wanna.
Gunplay will finally be dropping his debut album Living Legend on July 31st but in order to get there he’s going to drop some freestyles along the way. Don Logan has already delivered some heat with “John Gotti Freestyle,” “Living Legend 7/31 Freestyle”, and on “Know Me Like That.” But today he’s going over Future’s “Commas” cut. Check out the freestyle after the jump.
Last night, Kanye West was the headliner of Hot 107.9’s 20th Birthday Bash in Atlanta, GA. The set included a couple surprises, including an appearance from 2 Chainz during “Mercy” and a freestyle that referenced the recent murders in Charleston, South Carolina. While he was in Atlanta, West also hung out with OutKast at the Waffle House. He also reportedly spent some time in the studio with 2 Chainz. Check out the freestyle after the jump.
Ah, good ol’ drill. I miss 2012 when drill was popping off in Chicago and the whole world was going crazy. Now it seems as though drill is on its way out; Chief Keef has gotten stranger and weirder, Lil Durk had one too many creative bricks, and King Louie is maintaining his status in the Chi by being a consistent street rapper. But what about Montana of 300? This dude gets little to no love and he’s a spitter–a rarity in the drill scene. Here he tacks on Shmurda’s “Computers” and completely murks the beat. He’s also joined by one $avage who is A-ok. Check it out after the jump.
When Meek Mill isn’t receiving a complementary lap dance courtesy of his bad chick Nicki Minaj he’s dropping hot freestyles over some of the biggest tracks in rap. Here he’s taking on Drake’s “Energy” which is still bumping in cars across America. Check it out after the jump.
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!