It’s that time again. Happy Friday!
Let’s start things off with Ace Hood’s recent freestyle on Tim Westwood’s show. He’s been away for a while, or at least I haven’t heard from him in a minute. Still, it’s good to see the young man’s still hustling hard.
Out of nowhere, DJ KaySlay brought about the most unlikeliest pairing when he dropped his Hip-Hop Icons track and video this week, featuring the legendary Ice T and Kool G Rap. While G Rap has never disappointed, I must say I was surprised to hear the type of old school fire Ice T’s been holding back all these years.
This is just a great example how, unlike other art forms, emcee skills aren’t easily compromised by age. Your references and flow may sound dated to some, but skills are skills.
I’m not going to lie, it was hard finding freestyles for this week, so if you ever want to submit something, do so by contacting Ordinary Brown on Facebook or mentioning it in the comments below. In the meantime, there’s nothing better than hip hop stories, told by the people who were there.
First up, is Irv Gotti’s Once Upon A Time in Hip Hop. In this story, Gotti recalled the time DMX performed an impromptu concert for hundreds of fans who were trapped outside of a venue he was performing in. The story is just another example of how talented, crazy and generous DMX could be.
Did you know that Lauryn Hill, who we’ve been talking a lot about recently, had to get between the Wu Tang Clan and the Refugee crew to stop a brawl from happening? In a recent This Is 50 interview, Fugees founder Pras recalled the moment L-Boogie had to be the voice of reason in a very tense situation. He also goes into the time he was kidnapped by pirates in Somalia. The Wu Tang beef story starts @ 10:40.
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