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.
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.
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.
It's Meek Mill season and his sophomore album, Dreams Worth More Than Money, is out now via Maybach/Atlantic/Dream Chasers. Meek has been heavily promoting the album, making many appearances on various platforms. For one of those appearances, Meek joined Sway Calloway for a Five Fingers of Death freestyle. Needless to say Meek definitely killed it. Also according to Billboard, Meek's DWMTM is projected to sell over 200k during its first week. Check out Meek Mill's Five Fingers of Death freestyle after the jump.
Your Old Droog's self-titled album is out now and yesterday the Droog dropped the visuals for his "Nutty Bars" cut. So we suppose it's only right that he finally gets his just due by appearing on Shade 45's radio show Sway in the Morning. During his time with Sway Your Old Droog took on the show's infamous "5 Fingers of Death" freestyle segment and needless to say the Brooklyn emcee went in. Check it out after the jump.