Tuesday, May 25th, 2010
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Big Boi Goes Off The Dome In A Barber Shop


You know Big Boi is incredible. You know he loves penguins and that he discovered the phenomenal Janelle Monáe and that his album Sir Lucious Leftfoot: The Son Of Chico Dusty comes out July 6. But did you know how well he can freestyle? (I didn't. That particular talent always blows me away. How do people think that fast?) In this clip, he riffs on the black-and-white tiles that make up the floor of the New York barber shop that serves as the setting for the latest installment of Pitchfork TV's highly stylized hip-hop series Selector. Also, in the accompanying interview, he reaffirms his abiding love for Kate Bush. "She's one of my all-time favorite artists," he says. "She's number one, Bob Marley is number two to me." Please, God, smile upon Sir Lucious' quest to go and find his fair maiden "somewhere in the Loch Ness Monster's forest in London" so Big Boi and Kate Bush can work together someday.

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Slava (#216)

Sooo creepy. I was just listening to "Empathy" from the new Crystal Castles, which I paused to listen to this… aaaaand He's actually free-styling over the sample from that song.

Shivers… you guys.

Not that I could do any better, but that struck me as a relatively uninventive freestyle.

tigolbitties (#2,150)

every time i try to freestyle i end up using one-syllable animals to rhyme with everything, so i couldn't do better – but this was not an awesome freestyle. i just tried to find a better one, but they were just as bad. i think he's just might not be a clever freestyle rapper.

I don't think I followed it perfectly. But from what I gather, BB will be bending over his sex slaves in the month of October. The sex slaves best, however, not be menstruating as he will not be interested in "The Hunt for Red October."

Was that guy on the left in the funeral episode of "Party Down"? The resemblance is striking!

Art Yucko (#1,321)

THOSE WERE SOME SICK, SICK MUTHAFUCKIN FLOOR TILES, SON. TERRACOTTA?!

TH42 (#1,939)

I've said it before and I'll say it again:

White people love freestyle rap.

Is the white freestyle rap amongst the youngins still a phenomenon?

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