It’s no secret that Muja Messiah is one of the Twin Cities’ most impressive lyricists, yesterday he proved once again why he has earned such admiration. Freshly married and just ahead of his upcoming album release with Roc Marciano, Muja tears the booth to shreds with a spitfire freestyle over a medley of instrumentals. Greats have a way of making it look easy and that’s exactly what Muja Messiah does in the above video. Check it out and make sure to keep an eye out for Saran Rap, which is due out October 13th
This week has been a hot one for Minnesota music. Free Living’s own Why Khaliq took to Twitter yesterday to drop a new freestyle for his “WhyWednesday” series. A month removed from the release of his project, Under The Perspective Tree, Khaliq injects a lighter style with this one. The Been Reza produced instrumental is hypnotizing, it’s looseness allows Why Khaliq to find his comfort zone with ease. A relentless stream of bars delivered precisely, Khaliq shows why he’s well respected in the Twin Cities. Check out his “WhyWednesday” freestyle above and stay tuned for more.
Show You Suck is preparing for a big show this Wednesday for the first night of Reaction’s 2 day New Year’s Eve bash. The Chicago veteran took to Twitter yesterday to release a new freestyle titled “OH LORDT.” The up tempo instrumental fits Show’s flamboyant style well, he always knows how to ride the beats that’ll have the crowd rocking. Reminiscent of some of his Mike Jaxx collaborations, “OH LORDT” is a record we hope comes to full fruition, check it out below and keep an eye out for Larp Lord 316 (live album) which drops at 10PM.
The kid Finding Novyon has been on fuckin FIRE lately and he shows ZERO signs of slowing down. Novy recently linked up with Blurred Culture out in L.A. for a quick freestyle. The BARS we’ve all gotten to know well are on full display. Press play and enjoy.
DJ Booth recently linked up with Allan Kingdom for the next installment of their “Freestyle” series. Entitled “Mandela,” the flute heavy instrumental meshes well with Allan allowing him to delivery comfortably. The kid Allan Kingdom has come a loooooong way in just 2 years, from pitching his tape anywhere anyone would listen to private flights with Kanye West, not too shabby. Clearly the front runner within the Twin Cities MUSIC scene (not just hip hop), Allan’s wave continues to grow with no signs of slowing down. A record that could have easily been placed on a project, “Mandela” is as solid as a loose record gets. Check it out below and stay tuned for more.
Tre’ Crowell continues his weekly releases with a freestyle to Jay-Z’ classic “Dead Presidents”. Just over 5 months ago, Tre pledged to drop a new track every week until the release of his project 13 on December 13th. With under a month left to go, Tre’s kept his word with enough releases to fill another project in itself. The kid’s lyricism and nonchalant flow, continue to impress even over classic instrumentals like the one below. Peep “Dead Presidents” and his self produced track “Way She Walks” below and be on the look out for next week’s release.
Houston spitter Tre’ Crowell continues to drop new material each week in anticipation for his upcoming project 13. “Grindin” (no not the Clipse beat) features Tre going bar for bar over a steady piano laced instrumental. A trained flow and emerging bravado leaves us waiting for next weeks installment. With 13 slated to drop on December 13th, we have a lot of weeks to go, peep his “Grindin” freestyle below and keep an eye out for more.
A few days ago we received a track from Ka’Ron Burgundy straight out of Chicago. Taking on Drake’s “Draft Day” instrumental, Ka’Ron goes in with a bevy of punchlines. Dude has bars, like Alcatraz…..like Bourbon Street. The freestyle showcases his razor sharp lyricism well, make sure to listen closely. Peep “Undrafted” below and stay tuned for more from La’Ron Burgundy.
Last night Botzy decided to drop a loose freestyle over DJ Snake & Lil Johns epic track “Turn Down For What”. It’s actually dope to see an artist freestyle over a track like this, brings us back to those early 2000s when the mix-tape game was on an entirely different level. If you’ve ever felt like bar close wasn’t the end of the night, this one’s for you. Click the link below to check out the freestyle and keep an eye out for more from Botzy.
As the hype surrounding this year’s XXL Freshman continues to build, it’s time for the annual round of cyphers. In part 1, Chance The Rapper, Kevin Gates, Isaiah Rashad, Vic Mensa and August Alsina all take a turn showcasing their bars. It’ll be interesting to see if the next group kicks things up a notch, peep the visual above and stay tuned for part 2.