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4-IZE – “Whirlwind Thru Cities” (Freestyle) [Video]

4-IZE is on to the next one, on to the next one, hitting the road with a freestyle flow over Afu-Ra’s driving beat (produced by DJ Roach, with scratches by DJ Premier).

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Token – “2019 Sway In The Morning Freestyle” (Video)

Token has been through the Sway In The Morning set. They know he is a lyrical hyena! Think he eases back because the pressure is off? Shiiiiiid! If you think that, you don’t know Token. Passionate, aggressive neck-snapping rapping on deck! Watch.

(You might get a little choked up at the end. Fair warning.)

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4-IZE – “C.R.E.A.M.” (Freestyle) [Video]

4-IZE winds down the week with another freestyle over a classic Wu banger. Cash Rules… yeah, yeah, yeah… but what in the Erykah Badu boyfriend fashion is the homie wearing in this clip?? Hahaaa! 4-IZE is certifiably crazy, y’all. But his barz stay up to par though. So he’s alright with us!

Trash Rules Everything Around Me / clean up the country – time to keep it real y’all…
4-IZE

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4-IZE – “Rainy Dayz” (Freestyle) [Video]

Back at it again. Back in the library stacks again. Gotta imagine the staff there gathers around like 4-IZE is doing a Tiny Desk Concert when he records these now. Ha!

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4-IZE – “Shadowboxin’” (Freestyle) [Video]

Maaaan, if you are gonna do 100 freestyles, may as well make the 100th go over a classic Wu track. But which one? The one GZA & Method Man got down on? That “Shadowboxin” jawn? Better be good then 4-IZE

(Spoiler Alert: It. Is. DOPE!)

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Termanology x Locksmith – “More Than Rap” (Mixtape Cypher) [Prod. By Jimmy Dukes] [Video]

Don’t we stay posting on Termanology? Didn’t we just post a Locksmith joint? Stuff like this TeamBackPack vid is why we’ll keep doing it. Hip-Hop will never die. And here we let the real LIVE and thrive! Respek on the name Jimmy Dukes, too, for producing the beat palate for these emcees’ lyrical artistry.

TBP legend LOCKSMITH returns with an underground king, TERMANOLOGY! for an unforgettable moment in our 10-year history. One of the last team backpack cyphers on this channel and we are grateful for it. Produced by the ever-evolving sounds of Jimmy Dukes. This one is def a cypher for the history books.
– WRLDUNDGND

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Locksmith – “2019 ‘DJ Kay Slay On Shade 45’ Freestyle” (Video)

It’s always an honor when Locksmith comes in this building.

Yeah, the host said that. I agree with the sentiment. Watch. Then join me in agreement with the fact… that it’s a blessing to witness Lock sharing his blessing like this #BARZ #RAW #StampIt

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Watch This Guy’s Spot-On Impressions Of Katt Williams, Plies, And ‘Pops’ (Video)

So, comdian Katt Williams, rapper Plies, And actor John Witherspoon walk into a barber shop, and we don’t even know… because they all came through in one dude. Watch. Most anybody can mimick famous folks enough for us to ‘get it’ but how many really nail an impression; let alone three!

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4-IZE – “Street Talkin” (Freestyle) [Video]

And speaking of BARZ, and we speak about BARZ in here all the time, here is 4-IZE with a gang of ’em over another Outkast beat!

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4-IZE – “Player’s Ball” (Freestyle) [Video]

Ohhhh! 4-IZE getting it in to one of my favorite songs; especially during the holiday season. You know “Player’s Ball” is a Christmas song, right? You know Bro4 is about to kill this freestyle, right?

Answer: Yes and yes!

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IDK – “Tim Westwood Freestyle” (Video)

Let’s get right to the barz, son. Because YES! And the level of confidence on this IDK guy… ‘best rapper under 30 years old’ he proclaims. Watch him go off on Tyler The Creator’s “Yonkers” beat and judge for yourself.

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4-IZE – “Paul Revere” (Freestyle) [Video]

Okay. Bro4 (yeah, that’s what I’m calling 4-IZE now) doing justice to one of my favorite all-time rap beats would be enough, but the comedy/wit he infuses with the barz… genius! Comic genius at some points. Just dope. So DOPE!

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Black Thought – “Conception” feat. Salaam Remi (Live Performance) [Video]

Home field advantage for Black Thought to do a live performance of his “Conception” joint on ‘The Tonight Show’… with The Roots being the house band for Jimmy Fallon and all. That said, it is still a hella banging set!

(And Thought broke out into the Marvin Gaye riff at the end. DOPE!)

BLACK THOUGHT – CONCEPTION FEAT. REEK RUFFIN | STREAMS OF THOUGHT (VOL. 2) [EP]

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A-Boogie | Freestyles On Flex | Freestyle #120 (Video)

Okay, so we finally hear it from A-Boogie. Now we know for certain that opportunity for bar spitters to hop on a track, that Flex has been talking up, with him is authentic. Pretty decent barz on this ep. Watch and see if you agree, but I think he channeled Dej Loaf on that ‘Try Me’ style change-up in this. Listen for it.

Interesting.

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4-IZE – “When I B On The Mic” (Freestyle) [Video]

When u r dope as 4-IZE, you can rock Rakim’s instrumental for “When I B On The Mic” with no fear! So, he did that for this #HighOffLife freestyle. Yeah, he DID THAT!!!

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TeamBackPack – “The Last Cyper” feat. Oswin Benjamin x Chris Rivers x Denzil Porter (Video)

Hell yeah, Cyphers can be done over trap beats. What they canNOT be is wack! This sh!t right here… this sh!t right here ninja… is NOT wack. FACTS! Oswin Benjamin, Chris Rivers, and Denzil Porter go in #TeamBackPack

(Oh, for y’all holding out for something other than trap, they do that in here, too.)

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BET’s Punchline Presents The “Creed 2 Cypher” (Video)

Raw uncooked barz! So good to see Bones Brigante still doing his thing. I remember his battles on 106 & Park and the Hip-Hop Awards Cypher back in the day. All the spitters had flame in this.

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Charlie Clips | Freestyles On Flex | Freestyle #119 (Video)

The Old Eagle back… McNabb in the building!

Charlie Clips is back with the sh!ts and hella more BARZ!! For rappers that think they want it with Charlie, which Charlie? CLIPS?? Are you sure? Maybe you should watch this Funk Flex freestyle ep before making that the final answer.

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Loski – “Fire In The Booth” (Part 2) [Video]

Loski in the building!!!

As Charlie Sloth is screaming and hyping, Loski is staying focused. Looks like the show is in new digs, but the mission is the same… put FIRE in that mic. Pretty good. I want to see/hear more from Loski.

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NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Series Presents: H.E.R. (Video)

A whole lot less stand-offish and enigmatic for this Tiny Desk set, as she should be, H.E.R. treats the intimate gathering of souls to warm blend of R&B and Soul, peppered with moments of Hip-Hop adjacent styled delivery. Enjoy!

Cool shades. Cute singer 😉

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