EVOLUTION OF FREESTYLE BATTLIN'!
I'll battle you for respect/I'll battle you over the Net/I'll battle you for a blank check/I'll battle you with a gun to my neck/I'll battle over the toilet with my d*ck out/Drinking Gennestout/Doing a 360 spin out..... spit by Canibus!
Freestyle battles are the essence of hiphop to me. I haven't really gotten my fill of battle raps over the last few years, due to the lack of real talented MCs in the new millenium. I even watch "Freestyle Fridays" on the BET show 106 & Park to get a little battle flava, but most of them katz are lousy. The battles are a little to short with only 30 seconds to spit as well! How much pre-written punchlines can you say in 30 seconds anyway?
Recently, I found an addictive website that I frequent a lot called YouTube (www.youtube.com), which has pretty much anything you want to see when it comes to professional and amateur video clips. A lot of the stuff floating around on the site is crap, but with a little searching you can find some gems like the ones I have brought you today! You can thank me later....
Since, I am in a hiphop mood today, I decided to cycle through several video clips of cyber mess to find you these hot gemz I have linked below! Most of these clips are from the "Smack DVD" series, which is definitely on that raw & grimey underground hiphop! That's the appeal actually! Most of the battles featured on Smack have some type of wager (up to $10,000) involved for winning, so this batch of mostly unknown MCs are very serious when they spit! Some of them have clever wordplay, but it's most explicit gun talk about killing everybody but your babysitter's great grandmother! I gather the harsh words are used as an intimidation factor, but some of these guys try to come off like they are Sylvestor Stallon in "Rambo: First Blood" or something?? These are the most gun happy, drug selling, expensive car driving, diamond chain wearing, no deal having rappers I have ever heard in my life...LOL!! I did find myself laughing out loud a few times though..... Some of these katz are clever, so these clips are definitely worth watching!
Some of these dudes are popular on the mixtape circuit, but since I don't get much of those I have never really heard these katz spit. One of the most impressive MCs I heard watching these battles was this dude Jae Millz! He's a lyrical problem for real....
Aiight, get to it! Some of these clips are pretty long, so it may take you a minute to get all of these in? For all you hiphop headz out there, make sure you check these out! For all you sensative, I don't listen to explicit lyrics, don't you have any Young MC albums type folks need to pass these up!! These are for the serious headz only.......
Jae Millz vs. Murda Mook
Ness vs. Paper Chase
Jin vs. Verse
X-Factor vs. Nymesys (Round 1)
X-Factor vs. Nymesys (Round 2)
T-Rex vs. Young Miles (Round 1)
T-Rex vs. Young Miles (Round 2)
T-Rex vs. Young Miles (Round 3)
Jae Millz vs. Sire Castro