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!
Chicago MC Vic Mensa is everywhere lately. He recently dropped this hot freestyle for the LA Leakers at Power 106 in Los Angeles, and he’s definitely taking shots, possibly at Chance The Rapper and others, though it’s not entirely clear. Regardless there’s some dope bars in there, check it out!
Rapper Wiz Khalifa was asked to freestyle to Adele’s hit track “Hello”, live on Power 106 Los Angeles, and what he did with the song makes this an instant classic!
The BET cyphers is one of the best hip hop events every year, and the 2015 cyphers don’t disappoint. This year featured a perfect mix of hip hop veterans and rising artists. The legendary Black Thought of the Roots showed out in a major way, and Redman went notably hard too. Lesser known new comers Joyner Lucas, J-Doe, Daveed Diggs, Nicole Paris, and K-Shine killed it too. Almost all of the performances were solid with only a few questionable candidates like Raury, who was unimpressive. Check out the 2015 BET Cyphers here and expect these artists to do big things this year.
You know Eminem couldn’t stop by with out toughing the mic. And he didn’t disappoint! A freestyle off the top, left nobody safe. All in good fun, Em talks about everyone from Caitlynn Jenner to Bill Cosby.
TDE’s Ab Soul is on a roll after dropping his album last year and making several big guest appearances recently. He’s back with 47 bars of heat over this Alchemist banger. Enjoy!