The Bieb does it again, and on Hot97 of all places. Hot97’s still got some influence in a lot of circles, so with their endorsement, I’ve got to say that I think Bieber’s rap career may be a little bit closer to actually happening. Plus, props for a Tim Hortons reference.
In a recent interview with MTV, Timbaland announced he is leaving hip-hop. Apparently, he’s switching genres to satisfy his fans, most of whom are more likely to listen to Madonna or John Mayer than Nas or Jay-Z. As he explained to MTV: “After my last album, I know where my bread and butter is at. […]
Damn, Doomsday is sick. Rhyme Spitters is a sick documentary series chronicling dope freestylers from all over the place. I’ve got all four of them for you listed below, so check ‘em out if you’ve got some time when you’re bored. The best part? It’s free and streamable online. That’s a lie, the best part […]
The Telegraph reports that an American Professor is claiming rap music, specifically freestyle battles, actually originated in Scotland centuries ago. The Scottish tradition of flyting is, as Professor Ferenc Szasz claims, a battle of “verbal jousting” that was done in verse. Szasz claims that Scottish slaveowners brought the practice over to the US and that slaves there […]
In a quick follow-up to our last post about Shaq dropping a brutal freestyle, apparently I wasn’t the only one unimpressed with his rap. Shaq was stripped of his honourary Sheriff’s deputy badge, which I guess is a sad thing? “Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said the Phoenix Suns centre’s use of a racially derogatory […]
This is a terribly entertaining and awful freestyle by Shaquille O’Neal, that giant pro basketball player. We all know he had beef with Kobe Bryant, but you can hear him mock Kobe for this whole little verse he spits. Nothing says lyrical genius like the chorus “Kobe, tell me how my ass taste.” Someone get […]
Youtube has served some fresh battles in the past, and I just wanted to take a quick chance to present this Kanye/Mos friendly freestyle backstage. Let us know who you think won. Part 1 Part 2