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If You Do One Thing Today, Watch This Unbelievable 10-Minute Freestyle By Black Thought

So this is currently going viral for all the right reasons. Black Thought walking up into Hot 97 and dropping some of the hottest verses this side of the galaxy for Funk Flex. Black Thought might just be the GOAT when it comes to rapping. Hyperbole? I think not. That man just rapped for 10 straight minutes and didn’t take a single breath. Not a one. He didn’t mess up a single line. When I saw that the video was 10 minutes long I figured he was gonna spit for 5 minutes and then do an interview. Nope. Around the 7-minute mark I was like, “Dear god, he’s gonna go the full 10 minutes!” and then he did. Not only did he rap for 10 minutes but it was HEAT HEAT HEAT. Such heat that it’s impossible to pick up on every line even after 10 listens. I’ll likely be breaking down those bars for the rest of my life. There will be college courses dedicated to breaking down what Black Thought said in that video.

I thought my laptop was gonna explode when he said, “I ain’t one of y’all peers/I’m the sum of all fears” and that doesn’t even scratch the surface of the surface of what he did to that microphone. Kevin said it best on Twitter. That freestyle (or whatever you wanna call it) is for all the kids out there who think of The Roots as Jimmy Fallon’s house band. Nope. They’re one of the best hip hop groups of all time with one of the best rappers of all time as their MC. Lord have mercy. What a display of genius and talent that was.