VIDEO: Kendrick Lamar Freestyling to Notorious B.I.G. Classics on BigBoyTV

Radio DJ personality Big Boy landed a new gig working at REAL 92.3 in Los Angeles, and he brought some serious firepower to his radio show: Kendrick Lamar freestyling to Notorious B.I.G. classic … and it was glorious.

My favorite rhyme? “From Compton, to Congress/ It’s set trippin’ all around/ Ain’t nothin new but a flu of new Demo”crips” and Re”blood”licans/ Red state vs Blue state/ Which one you governing?

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Proof That Music Is Good For The Soul [VIDEO]

This video has been making the rounds across the internet. Originally posted on May 17, 2014, it already has a staggering 10,000,000 hits (as of May 22, 2014), and it deserves every view. It’s a moment in time where a street performer jamming on his acoustic guitar when two passerby’s join him in an impromptu jam session.

The description from the original Facebook post states: “I was walking to kroger and saw this guy playing a song. It sounded good so I decided to record it. By the end of the song three guys started jamming. This truly is music in its simplest form. It really reminds of the Austin days. Enjoy”.

This is proof that music is good for the soul. How anyone could live without it is beyond me. Enjoy.

UPDATE: 5/22/14: Apparently this virtual moment was so good, Jimmy Kimmel found some of the fellas who performed and had them recreate the moment for his late night TV show … with a little bit extra 😉

Mistah F.A.B. on Sway In The Morning: The Best Freestyle of 2013?

The first time I ever heard of Mistah F.A.B. was while I was working on Snoop‘s ninth solo album Ego Trippin’. Snoop recorded a song called “Life of da Party” featuring Too Short and Mistah F.A.B. It was a hot single, due in large part to the stellar features,  even making it onto some of Billboard’s charts.

A buddy of mine forwarded me a link (on 8/29/13) of Mistah F.A.B.’s freestyle on the radio show “Sway in the Morning”.  He absolutely killed it. The freestyle also seemed to come genuinely off the dome as Sway even threw out topics during the freestyle  for the rapper to ruminate on. Mistah F.A.B. didn’t miss a beat. He killed it.

To me, this is what hip hop is about. A true M.C. does what Mistah F.A.B. did. He’s definitely set the bar high for the rest of the year.  I doubt we’ll be hearing any other rappers freestyle in the immediate future. There’s really no way you can compete with this.

I hope you enjoy this as much as me.