Since May of last year, Funk Flex has invited several emcees—including Dave East, Vince Staples, Cassidy, Joe Budden, Papoose & Remy Ma and others—to take part in his ongoing freestyles series. It’s been one of my favorites to watch. And with the year anniversary approaching, Flex is still going strong.
Today, while watching Cory Gunz do his thing for a second time, I realized we missed an entry in the series: #46 with Mysonne.
It’d been a minute since I’d heard from Mysonne (coincidentally, the last time was on a song with Cory Gunz), but the Bronx emcee has always been deadly with the pen. So, ignoring my inner voice that was saying to hold off and start getting ready for Isaiah Rashad tonight, I decided to press play. And holy shit, I’m glad I did.
With seven minutes on the clock and Jay Z and Cam’ron’s “Welcome To New York City” queued up, Mysonne wastes no time dropping jewels left and right. From voicing his distaste for today’s rap climate and calling out the fakes to schooling the listeners on the real life battles of being from the hood and life behind bars, the BX spitter delivers one of the best performances of the series.
Do yourself a favor and press play below.
After the bars, Mysonne sat down with The Premium Pete Show to speak on the freestyle. He also touched on being locked up at the height of his career, what it took to maintain while incarcerated for seven years, battling DMX, Big L, and Shyne, and, most importantly, his work as an activist and what it’s like gaining wisdom and the respect of Minister Farrakhan.