In the book There’s A God On The Mic: The 50 Greatest Emcees, author and old-school emcee Kool Moe Dee said:
“There are two types of freestyle. There’s an old-school freestyle that’s basically rhymes that you’ve just thought of on the spot that may not have anything to do with any subject or that goes all over the place. Then there’s freestyle where you come off the top of the head.”
But, in an era where it’s common to see rappers reading verses from their cell phones on the airwaves; hip-hop fanatics don’t care which form of freestyling an emcee uses as long as it’s authentic.
On Monday, in the middle of promoting his upcoming LP in L.A, Joey Bada$$ stopped by The Cruz Show on Power 106 in L.A again to bless listeners with a free verse. In the freestyle, Joey implemented elements from both types of freestyling over “All I Want Is You,” by Miguel featuring J Cole.
Last week, Joey blessed the city with the Lakers freestyle over Future’s “Mask Off.” The Brooklyn, NY emcee then passed the mic to esteemed YouTube emcee, Harry Mack to join in the lyrical massacre.
Watch the footage from the freestyles below. Joey’s third studio album All Ameri
KKKan Bada$$, is slated for release on April 7th. Pretty Girls Like Trap Music, the fourth studio album from 2 Chainz is slated for release on the same day.