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When people say freestyle, they don’t really mean freestyle in the sense Supernatural spits it. A freestyle use to mean coming off the top of the head in the moment. Coming up with lines as the beat is playing, is an example of mental dexterity, that few people can truly master on Supernat’s level.

Within his technique, there are placeholder type go to lines that you will hear him say. These are the points when he is using another part of his brain, to sort out phrases, which will be rhymed in the next sentence or two. These rhyme phrases he hasn’t said yet but, he throws in the, go to line, in order to multitask the voice part of his brain, with the rhyme construction part of his brain. It is truly a feat of spectacular human ability when it’s done right. It’s like when someone can add, subtract, multiply or divide like a calculator. It’s like freestyling on a musical instrument (improvisation), but just a bit harder in the sense that it requires both musical timing and verbal/mental dexterity. After all, the key to a good freestyler is not just that he is rhythmically constructing balanced poetry meters, but making sense too.

The best freestyler’s make perfect sense when they say a rhyme. Their lines are as witty and well-placed as if they had been written in advance. Maybe the emcee taps into the same field a sculptor does when she transforms a block of clay into a statue. Some artists say that they merely reveal what was already there. Perhaps the freestyle emcee does the same thing. They are merely revealing words which, have in some other dimension, already been spit. This is truly an amazing site to witness, when it’s done right. But, you don’t have to take my word for it. Watch the video below…

Kurt Nice

Kurt Nice aka Kurtiss Jackson is a behind the scenes pioneer in the Hip Hop Kulture, creating the first nationally distributed video mix tape series, Shades of Hip Hop, in the late 1990s. Since touring the country with the Stop the Violence Movement and the Temple of Hip Hop as KRS-ONE’s National Marketing Director, Kurt Nice has been a constant commentator on conscious Hip Hop and its relevance to the new rap music of today, through radio and cable appearances. contact Kurt at info@hiphoplives.net

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Kurt Nice aka Kurtiss Jackson is a behind the scenes pioneer in the Hip Hop Kulture, creating the first nationally distributed video mix tape series, Shades of Hip Hop, in the late 1990s. Since touring the country with the Stop the Violence Movement and the Temple of Hip Hop as KRS-ONE's National Marketing Director, Kurt Nice has been a constant commentator on conscious Hip Hop and its relevance to the new rap music of today, through radio and cable appearances. contact Kurt at info@hiphoplives.net

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  1. Sach says:

    That was one of the most thought provoking descriptions I have ever read about the art of Freestyle, and Supernat is a master.

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