Cubes solo version of the piece, filmed on a downtown Los Angeles rooftop and part of our ongoing hip-hop performance series. With a fierce flow, Cube rises above the 2018 BS to address Hollywood, the music industry and his place in the game. “Don’t you know, my truth is a dare/It’s the cyclops with the eye drops,” he raps.
The Philly-native’s strong return rolls on. Less than a week after releasing his comeback Championships LP, Meek Mill stopped by Hot 97 to talk shop with Funkmaster Flex and of course, in true Meek fashion, the Philly-native delivered a menacing freestyle.
Kanye West, A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg taking turns rapping over a fire beat Kanye was working on. The three are definitely having fun together in the studio and we’re happy they decided to share this epic moment between the three heavyweights. Enjoy!
Firing shots at rappers who focus too much on fashion, this could easily be a jab at West’s YEEZY line. Although Kanye West skipped the Met Gala this year, he was spotted in Milan late 2017. It’s also worth noting that West conveniently forgot to credit Drake on “Yikes” from his new album ye.
A few days ago Wiz Khalifa quietly dropped off this freestyle on youtube along with the following message: “One of the rawest freestyles from Wiz in a long time. Strictly for the Taylors. Rolling Papers 2 coming soon. Taylor Gang or Die.” He’s got some dope bars in there, and it’s the classic smooth flow we’re used to hearing from Wiz. Great way to get in the spirit for the coming holiday this month!
On the heels of his acclaimed new LP, Victory Lap, Los Angeles rapper Nipsey Hussle pulled up at Hot 97 in NYC to promote the album on the Funk Flex show. You can always expect some street knowledge from Nipsey, especially when you put him on Nas’s “If I Ruled the World,” beat. Watch the clip below and see why Nipsey remains one of the hottest rappers in the game right now!
Even mediocre emcees usually bring their A game for their “freestyles” on Funk Flex’s show on Hot 97 in NYC, but it’s a rare treat when Flex brings in a straight up legend like Black Thought of The Roots. Thought rose to the occasion with a flawless 10 minutes of heat off the top of the dome reminding the entire world why he should always be brought up in the top 5 dead or alive conversation. We pity the fool who has to follow up this on Freestyle #88 on Funk Flex’s Show next.
Legendary lyricist Papoose dropped by Funk Flex’s show on Hot 97 in NYC for a freestyle. The veteran MC goes in on Wu Tang’s C.R.E.A.M. beat for over six minutes, touching on conspiracy theories, the state of hip hop, the streets and more, all the while dropping clever punchlines with crazy rhyme schemes. Enjoy!
New York hip hop is taking back over on the mainstream and underground. Fred the Godson dropped by Hot’ 97 to drop a super hot freestyle on the Funk Flex show. Next time someone’s complaining about the lack of bars in 2017 show them this.
Vic Mensa has been popping up on talk shows and radio shows everywhere in support of his new album The Autobiography. He showed up at Hot 97 in New York and dropped this super hot freestyle. Vic experiments a lot, but at the end of the day there’s many young MC’s that can rival his bars. Check it out!
2 Chainz is a polarizing artist. With simple, catchy music and a mainstream image and content, he’s often overlooked as a skilled MC. He recently flexed on the LA Leakers show over Kendrick’s DNA instrumental and dropped some crazy bars. Check it out!
We haven’t heard much from Cory Gunz, but it’s clear he hasn’t fallen off. He stopped by Hot 97 in NYC to murder this 5 plus minute freestyle with some of the hottest bars we’ve heard this year. Funk Flex has been on a roll with dope guests as of late, and this one has us looking forward to seeing what Cory has in store for this year.
NY Rapper Mysonne popped up seemingly out of nowhere to get on Funk Flex’s show and spit and insane freestyle for almost the whole 8 minute clip. It’s clear that the veteran MC isn’t feeling a lot of the new rappers out today, and he goes off with subliminal and overt disses and some amazing punch lines. This one is a must watch!
The Game keeps it G 100% of the time. He recently stopped by Power 106 to spit some ‘Breakfast Bars.’ He killed the freestyle over Fat Joe and Remy Ma’s “All the way Up” instrumental, and managed to keep the blunt lit at the same time. His heyday may have passed but The Game has still got it. Enjoy!
Joey Badass is frequently referenced as one of the few young artists keeping the spirit of “real hip hop” alive, and when he shows out like this it’s no secret why. Check out the young Pre Era MC killing it off the top of the dome!