Wiz Khalifa goes off the top of the dome and lays down some bars for his “Hella Dope Freestyle.”
yea b/c he was obviously trying his hardest
At least the shyt isn’t written like 96% of the “freestyles” you hear rappers spit.
freestyles aren’t always necessarily suppose to be off the dome u moron
“freestyle” means there is no subject matter, its just spittin rhymes. ” off the dome” means nothing is written down. freestyle could still be written down, it doesnt have to be off the top
Freestyle rap commonly refers to rap lyrics which are improvised through a cappella or with instrumental beats, i.e. performed with no previously composed lyrics, or “off the top of the head”. It is similar to other improvisational music such as jazz. Myka 9 of Freestyle Fellowship describes it as being “like a jazz solo” where there is a lead saxophonist acting as the improviser and the rest of the band providing the beat. Rap battles are sometimes improvised in this way.
Originally, in Old school hip hop of the 1980s, the term ‘freestyle’ referred to a pre-written rap verse that was not on any particular subject matter, but rather was written for the purpose of demonstrating skill. The term is still occasionally used in this way, though the majority of today’s artists use it to mean improvised rapping.
Had to put this up here. Many rappers still use Freestyle as the 2nd definition. “Pre-Written” shit that showcases their skills. Off the dome is more for a battle rapper. Just sayin…