Vintage: Guru & Common’s Tim Westwood Freestyle

blame it on Patrick Glynn April 21, 2016

Tim Westwood always has a timely reason for his Throwback Thursdays. Tuesday marked six years since Guru, the rapping half of Gang Starr, passed due to cancer, so the British DJ dished out a freestyle from the Boston native alongside Common for this week’s edition of throwback freestyles.

The session lasted nearly ten minutes, but the two traded bars over just one beat: Dr. Dre’s “The Next Episode.” In the year 2000, I’m sure you were hard-pressed to find another beat rappers wanted to coast over.