Filed under: Freestyle Fridays,Steady Bootleggin'
Written by: Robbie Ettelson
Back when the internet was an “exciting new media platform”, there was an online radio show called 88HipHop.com, which had live webcasts that let you watch what was happeneing in the studio and all of that. One possible problem with this whole concept was the fact that back then most people were on dial-up, so the idea of sitting around your computer trying to watch some choppy video stream that would “buffer” every 30 seconds wasn’t exactly going to take the world by storm. After six years off the air, they’re now back in action, as explained here. Given the fact that everyone is on cable now, this could be a good time to get back into the game (assuming they can tear us away from YouTube and the various copycats that are springing up).
The reason I bring this up is because a couple of years ago a white label called Classic Freestyles Volume 1 was released, and I’m pretty sure all the recordings are from that station. Although some of the segments are a little short, the appearence of a few of the Money Boss Players and the Large Professor is a welcome addition. Lord Finesse also drops a quick couple of verses, although his reference to Sega Saturn lets you know how old this is.
Money Boss Players & Large Professor - 88HipHop Freestyle
Lord Finesse - 88HipHop Freestyle
Top-of-the-dome fanatics please note: Some of these verses will be familiar. Kicking random raps on radio is still considered freestyling!
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