In response to Skillz’s much needed rant about the latest 2011 BET Ciphers, I wanted to throw up two freestyles (off-the-dome and written shit) from Skillz to showcase to the dopeboyz / girlz, for those who may not be familiar with his skills (no pun). These two freestyles came a couple years before he released his debut album (I still think it’s flawless), From Where??? Apparently the definition of “freestyle” has been lost in translation, and so has the skill of coming up with really dope similes, snaps and punchlines (and not the Big Sean / Drake “punchlines” either). Besides the obvious, respected artists, what are the dopeboyz and girlz’s favorite freestyle MCs, of yesterday and today?
Q-Tip & Mad Skillz – Apr. 94 Freestyle