De Schaafkaas schreef: Echt he. Iedere rapper noemt tegenwoordig alles op zijn mixtape een freestyle, terwijl meer dan 75% vantevoren is uitgeschreven etc. Er komt geen totaal geen enkel freestyle-element meer bij kijken.
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DX: One of the more controversial topics from your book is Big Daddy Kane's comments that freestyles never really were what they've been explained to be, as completely improvised. This is interesting discussion, when you think of battle rapping and ciphers, versus Kane and artists like Lord Finesse's - and even countless Rap City guests' perspective of using rhymes in freestyles that would later appear on records. After all the discussions, do you look at the history of the freestyle differently?
Paul Edwards: It's something I had wanted to include because I had read Kool Moe Dee's book [There's A God On The Mic], and he mentioned many times that an old school freestyle was written down, so when Kane mentioned it in the interview I did with him I thought it was important for Hip Hop fans to know the history behind the term, and to make that clear. Bron