The some shit you’ve never seen series returns. This originally ran as part of the Hiero Rap City episode supporting Third Eye Vision (yes there was once a two hour block on daytime BET dedicated to the Hieroglyphics crew) though this video was ripped from a later “Best Of Rap City Freestyles” episode, which accounts for a few of the jerky and random edits. (A few more are my doing though). Hit the jump for bonus footage of Ras Kass and the great Joe Clair freestyling as the credits run over their faces. (more…)
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This So Icey Ent. freestyle from BET’s The Deal has been making the rounds for the past 48 hours and I think it deserves it’s own post. Juice and Waka pretty do what they do. At this point you’re either a fan or not. (Did they blow up the Nah Right showcase last night? Is New York Alaska yet? No?)
But it’s next generation sex kitten femcee Niki Manaj who steals the show. And not in a good way. In fact it might possibly be the worst freestyle to ever run on BET. Yet I can’t stop watching it. There’s an almost Lynchian quality to the whole image, so viscerally disturbing that it’s actually beautiful. Her appearance is plasticized and she remains almost motionless apart from some jarring head motion. Her elbows are froze perfectly at 45 degree angles, her leopard print tights nearly camel toed, her eyes glazed behind too large sunglass frames. She is rapping with every accent and yet no accent at all. She is a robot mimicking mimicking high society mimicking a hoodrat in a naive attempt to show out on their myspace photo shoot. She might actually make for a brilliant conceptual artist if we were to pile on more context than makeup. But she’s definitely an awful rapper.
Related: Niki Minaj Wants More Cheese
I figured out how to rip video tapes. Here famous Project Blowed rapper Busdriver gets clowned on the legendary television show Blind Date. He wears his own T-shirt and 2 Mex makes a brief cameo.
More youtube excavations today with some vintage footage of New Orleans Bounce princesses Da Sha Ra on public access. It’s hard to understand how these soft spoken teenagers would create something as high energy as “Bootin’ Up“. “East Bank Boy With A West Bank Booty” performance after the jump. (Via T&G.) (more…)