Thursday, November 13, 2008

Fakin' the Funk....

So, let me just ask ya'll this: do you care if cats are really freestylin'?  Don't get me wrong, sick lyrics are sick lyrics, but I hate when dudes try and pretend like shit is off the head.  I hate it.  If you can't freestyle, I don't care.  Just don't act like you can. 

One of my favorite rappers of all time is Redman.  Nobody brings it to a record like Reggie Noble.  But every time I see "Redman" and "Freestyle" in the title, I know it ain't true.  It's always one of his older verses re-wrapped in a new beat.  I realize not everyone can be Supernat or Rhymefest, and I for damn sure can't freestyle (I'm also not a professional musician!), but I just wish people wouldn't drop writtens and try to pass them off as improv. 

I can't remember the name of the crew, but I recall one late-90s group who wouldn't freestyle no matter what.  They took a lot of shit and quickly went the way of Milli Vanilli, but I can respect them for being real.  There's nothing wrong with being a writer - no one expected Hunter S. Thompson to spit out Pulitzer material at the drop of a hat.  And I don't mind if you have to bring back a couple older lines to give you a second to come up with new shit, but for God's sake man, don't pretend you just put everything into it and you're all exhausted when all you did was remember some lines you wrote.

Whew!  Had to get that off my chest ya'll.  All that said, peep this clip of Cory Gunz, R.O.Y. candidate Charles Hamilton, and Mickey Factz.  Cory and Mickey drop some SICK shit, and you already know Sonic comes correct.  Can you guess who's really freestylin' though? Hmmmm....

MeFatHead2

3 comments:

Benny B said...

Can I get an "AMEN" from the congregation. I'm of the opinion, as well, that you can recycle verses in a "freestyle", but when you recycle them for a verse on someone elses album.... One of my favorite artists out there does this frequently...you're getting paid for a NEW verse, not some trash that didn't make it on YOUR album

Benny B said...

Imma go out on a limb here and that the Sonic was probably the only one freestylin. Mickey Factz though...whew, you know.

catch91 said...

I know main. More gems than a South African diamond mine! I'd like to hear the actual joint those verses are from.