In recent weeks 50 Cent and the G-Unit crew have managed to make their way back into the spotlight via a few new singles, not to mention 50’s internet beef with Floyd Mayweather. The crew stopped by Hot 97 in NYC to freestyle on the Funk Flex show. Kidd Kidd, the newest addition to the crew literally steals the show when he cuts off Young Buck with some crazy bars. Would like to hear more from 50 who barely chimes in. Still, this cypher is dope, and left us excited for the new G-Unit project. Enjoy!
Sean’s lyricism provides a tidy reminder that he’s rapping better than ever right now, dropping gems like “lately I’ve been reading books on some Deepak shit/Still rocking more Adidas, less Reebok bitch” off the dome. Check it out.
This is the first of the 2014 XXL freshman featuring Chance The Rapper, Isaiah Rashad, Vic Mensa, August Alsina, and Kevin Gates. Who do you think had the dopest verse?
Vic Mensa get’s gritty in the Backroom! “I’m cold-blooded, Mike Tyson can’t hit me, I’m Holyfield, oh” FYI Freestyles on 106 and Park go down every Wednesday with your favorite artists.
Tarik and The Roots perform a Harry Potter-themed rap. Black Thought’s rap came to a crescendo with the lyric: “See you on the Hogwarts Express, all aboard!”
A$AP Mob stops by Flex and spit a dope freestyle! Most of the freestyles by A$AP Mob we have watched so far have proven to be dope, to say the least. Last week, the clique stopped by Funk Flex to debut their new single “Hella Hoes.” In addition to the premiere, they also sat down for another group freestyle. Not bad at all.
On Devil’s Night 2006, unstoppable Hov dropped by Hot 97 to appear on Funkmaster Flex’s show and promote Kingdom Come—Jay’s first album since his short-lived retirement.
Why has no one thought to put a dope backing track to auctions before? Is it because it just wasn’t something anyone considered or because no one is running auctions like the guy in this video? How close are we to seeing “cowboy rappers” on the charts now that someone has discovered Rhett Parks of Whitewood Livestock? Parks, the manager and auctioneer of Whitewood currently uses his fast talking (he would make the Gilmore Girls jealous) to push cattle prices up at auction, but there’s no reason that he can’t become an international sensation with a good producer!
This homeless beatboxer’s song is hotter than most of what we hear on the radio.”Red” kills it with the G-Funk beat boxing in the parking lot. This man IS soul. 100%.
Funkmaster Flex throws on the instrumental for Mobb Deep’s “Survival of the Fittest” and Mac runs with it. Between this and his Flying Lotus-produced single, “S.D.S.,” Mac appears to have reinvented his persona for the better. In the freestyle, he even says that he “thinks this [album] might be some of his best work.” @hypetrak