Back from a hiatus, the mysterious Dj Gibril Kuyateh returns to Brooklyn Radio with special twisted treats and ear candy from Brooklyn and beyond. Special guest is Chicago Emcee & Producer Tree! Most of you heard the new Ghostface and BadBadNotGood (BBNG) joint ft Tree called “Street Knowledge”. Well, Tree brings a particular clarity to Trap with his own style called Soul Trap!
The following freestyles represent pretty much represent the majority of styles that one could emulate in Rap. Mastering or at least being aware of each of these is the beginning of being the best as a lyricist.
Freestyles by Nas, Erule, Biggie, Tupac, Big L, Redman, Shyheim, Missy, Busta, Rapsody, The Fugees, Jean Grae, Kurupt, Eminem, Jay Z, Jaz O + more.
Sounds like: Airto | Tony Williams | Nicolay | Maimouna Youssef | Henri Texier
I’d rather awaken your mind to the infinite ways of hearing a timeless classic. My mixes are always a unique story that stay true as a reflection of who I am… enjoy! – GiKu | Brooklyn
by Gibril “GiKu” Kuyateh | GiKu Music
Two of my favorite Philly emcees spitting straight bars. It’s pretty safe to say that I’ve been a Roots fan since Organix and over the years bumping into the crew art parties and shows. They naturally led me to Bahamadia once researched other Philly lyricist and so on…
I had no plans of doing a duet, but late nights spur the wildest of thoughts in the studio. This beat could have gone with the 40 or so acapella’s that’s in the library but somehow got caught up in a Philly Cheesesteak of meaty lyrics.
We fuck with real bars over here and oldschool beat aethestics when it comes to production. Dope samples, banging chops and thumping kicks is a start to a delicious sound.
Blacks Thought lyrics are from an acapella Roots track and the Bahamadia was a random freestyle on stage that was twisted to work. The lyrics by both were chosen for it’s intensity and equal power.
Bahamadia at one point, ended up spitting some ole crazy rapid in ya fucking dome bars. Then Thought, came back with a philosophical heater that let heads know that he ain’t going no where anytime soon.
Let us know what you think.
…and that’s The Brooklyn Word!