CyHi the Prynce is f*cking ridiculous. First he kicked the best verse on Kanye’s So Appalled (yeah, I said it) and now this rhyme in the studio of Shade 45?! The sh*t is…

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Diggy Simmons is reppin’ Queens HARD. This time he does it with a freestyle over Mobb Deep’s classic Shook Ones.

This kid is about to blow.

The Bridge is on a whole different level with this one.  Here’s Shook Ones by one of Queensbridge’s finest, Mobb Deep:

And, of course Diggy made his debut rhyming over this classic Nas track.

Speaking of freestyles, guest writer BIG MITCH recently sent some jewels our way. Check out these vintage DMX clips and imagine what could have been…

I think its time we remember the old school heads who if they could get their sh*t together would still rule the hip hop world.  I think we have all forgotten how special DMX was.  Let this freestyle remind us:


Also, watch how he murders the greatest rapper of all-time, Jay-Z, in this freestyle:

Not convinced?  Thank god for Halloween.

–BIG MITCH

There’s been a lot of chatter about the “freestyles” that Kanye West and Pusha T dropped when they visited Hot 97 in NYC earlier in the week. Check out the video and see for yourself.

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The latest installment of PREEM-EAR is here. This week Omar Akil drops a jewel with Joell Ortiz.

PREEM-EAR: Joell Ortiz “Project Boy”
Got another one!  Or should I say Joell got ONE!!!  I’m hoping that, at this point, there is no need to familiarize you all with the rhyme animal that is Joell Ortiz.  Forget repeat, Flex (Funkmaster) has had Joell’s HOT97 (NY) freestyle on continuous loop for a few weeks now.
This week’s PREEM-EAR is extra dope because it includes a visual component.  Joell had a video shot for this joint and its damn good.  The pix match the track exceptionally well, and were executed sans Joell or Preem who only make (well planned) cameos at the end of the vid.

Enjoy this week’s PREEM-EAR selection……

For my OT’ers who don’t have radio access to Funkmaster Flex’s radio show in NY………

Omar Akil (@omarakil3)
“Slightly better than a DJ with a broken fader and no doubles”

Ever heard of OUN? You will soon. He sounds like a hungry Jadakiss…but maybe even nicer….

Check out this freestyle, starting at 2:22. Even if he wrote it and rehearsed it 100 times, it’s ill…if he is coming off the top, MCs beware.  Vado looks like his feelings were hurt.

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Whatever happened to the art of freestyling?

For most MCs, freestyling means kicking a verse that they’ve written and nobody’s heard…but true freestyling is the art of rhyming straight off the top of the dome.  Newcomer Donnis recently reminded us of the true art of freestyling with this rhyme that he spit on Sirius:

That inspired us to dig in the crates for some of the better freestyles of all time.  Check these out: