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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Freestyle Rapping

Freestyle rap is defined by Wikipedia as an improvisational form of rapping, performed with few or no previously composed lyrics, which is said to reflect a direct mapping of the mental state and performing situation of the artist. It is non-scripted, non-rehearsed, uncut, and the rawest form of hip-hop. Artists will often refer to places and objects in their immediate setting. Freestyle rapping forces an individual to think on the spot, describe his or her surroundings, and, to a certain degree, rap uncensored from what is inside. It is similar in this sense to improvisational music or acting and draws comparisons to improvisational Jazz in particular.

Often, freestyling is done in a group setting (called a cypher) or as part of a freestyle battle. In these cases, freestyle verses are often prepared in the rapper's head as the other rappers in the cypher or the opponent in the battle take their turn.

Here is a cool video of freestyle artists Supernatural and Juice going head to head. See which MC can win this freestyle battle. Check it!

6 comments:

Simon said...

OHHHH! Where is Bunny Rabbit? He would tear them all up! hehehe

Walter Stonewall said...

This vid kind of reminds me of myself because

I am the best and I can rap with my vest and this aint no test I will crap on your chest...

I've got some of the dopest and illest rhymes around!

Simon said...

Walter thinks he is so frickin bad but in reality he is so very sad. Siblog is sickest the world has ever had and his momma once told him that he was rad!

Oooohhhh! You just got served!!!

Luke-Shizzle! said...

Ooops-Pow-Suprise! I think it is time for a rap battle, I know Walt is a rap assasinator, so Si you best strap on your doo-rag tight!

Beard Face Killah said...

That's right Luke cause I'm the Duke of Westchester when it comes to rapping and no one is better. Even if you sprinkle them with mozzarrella, bacon and cheddar they'll feel like they is in a freestyle fetter.

Simon said...

Oh Snap!