Big L & Jay Z Freestyle (Stretch & Bobbito, 1995)
Back in 1995 Big L had a promising career while Jay Z was nowhere close to signing a legit record deal. Jay was hype man for Big Daddy Kane and sold CD’s from the trunk of his car. Big L., famous for his frantic machine-gun-like freestyling that even turned into a legendary track on The Big Picture album, gave Jay a slot on the 1995 Strecth&Bobbito show. Jay Z’s well-known rhyme patterns and lag-behind-the-beat flow clearly manifest. At the very end of this clip, his words transform into scat-like rhythm patterns; the preface of a legendary carreer.
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