Did Royce Da 5’9″ Trump Black Thought with Funk Flex Freestyle? (UPDATE)

UPDATE: NPR has the new album, PRhyme 2, an entire week early. Click here.

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Leave it to the veteran emcees to set a new standard for freestyles in 2018. When many were getting lackadaisical (or downright trash) on the microphone, The Roots‘ frontman Black Thought decided to shake the earth with a 10-minute-long onslaught of bars for the viewers during a visit to Funkmaster Flex. Everyone knew it would be rather impossible to top what took place that day…and then, this:

That’s Royce Da 5’9″ (along with PRhyme partner-in-crime DJ Premier) proceeding to take — no, dismantle the top spot with some of the most insane bars I’ve ever heard over 11 minutes. Here’s a few that stand out:

How about this, how about I take your wifey on tour with me
And never give her back, same way my nigga Big Sean did

I’m over here with 500 styles like a savant
You wanna see me washed with 500 pounds like I’m Avant

These pellets of pedophiles comin’ out this arm, bro
They touchy, trust me, Dudley, Arnold

My show start at 12 and it sold out by 11
Rappers blow up, then they debut their whole album on Ellen

Yep, go ahead and press play to that (also: pre-order Phyme 2 while you’re at it). Also: check out PRhyme’s latest single “Flirt,” featuring 2 Chainz (below).

Who can step up and top this?

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