Bars On I 95 FreestyleQueens rapper Grafh freestyles on Bars On I-95. Grafh 's been relatively quiet in the past few months but that's because he's been locking in. The rapper came through with "Blow" ft Benny The Butcher at the top of the year and now, he returns with a little freestyle over an underrated Jay-Z track.
However, they do share one quality — they all end with the same vowel-sound (of the letter i). Because this vowel-sound is the same as the sound Bars on I 95 freestyle in the word it”, these two-syllable and three-syllable rhymes can be reduced down to one-syllable and two-syllable rhymes respectively.
To keep this freestyle moving forward, I leaned on the groups of rhymes that I practiced and fleshed out yesterday I will continue building out a strong set of filler rhymes” that I can use to augment the rest of my performance. Importantly, each of the listed words needs to be the punchline rhyme (i.e. the second rhyme of the rhyming pair), so a set-up rhyme needs to be crafted first.
Grafh was known for his unbridled personality and graphic wordplay, which prompted some to call him the black Eminem , but those qualities are reflections of his past. During each session, I turned on an instrumental track, generated 50 random words (via ), and started freestyling, incorporating the words into my freestyle.
On the other hand, Tariq better demonstrates the second approach to freestyle rapping: Rhyme-driven Freestyling. You'll notice that I'm often overextending myself in the video, trying to find one too many rhymes for a given word. While his often used billing as the "Black Eminem" may be a bit unjustified, Grafh has an ability to change up vocal pitches and flip lines in ways that most other rappers can't, making him one of the most gifted newcomers in the street game.
So today, I untethered myself from the random word generator, and practiced freestyling more cohesive raps. Today, I went back to the piano to accompany my attempt at three minutes of competent freestyle rapping. Sometimes, my conscious brain will shutoff, and I'll do the freestyle equivalent of daydreaming, only realizing many minutes later that I was rapping the whole time.
In the past twelve days, something has become apparent: It's very hard to hide while freestyling rapping. In fact, if I let myself freestyle around each word more topically, I think I can turn this slightly bumpy rhyming exercise into a compelling freestyle that lands essentially all of its rhymes.
Due to the time constraint, the site is currently quite limited, but it does work for what it's designed to do: Generate random words with a specified number of syllables. It's almost the end of the month, which means I need to film my final freestyle performance in the next couple of days.
In this format, I not only needed to successfully land rhymes, but I also need to select what I wanted to rhyme about (which isn't something I've had to do while using random words). So, today, I decided to take a break and give my mind time to shed some of its habits.
However, now, I'm not sure if this assessment was totally true: For the past week, I haven't practiced freestyling much tethered to a word list, and returning to it today (first, in the morning with , and then later with ), I found it to be more challenging than I remember.