I always thought that the best freestyles were of the improvisational, pre-written variety. I admire the fact that certain artists can kick some shit off the top without any preparation, but in most cases, I find that it’s not really worth listening to.
Some of my favorite pre-written, improvisational freestyles come from the likes of Tame One, O.C., Ras Kass, Percee P, Craig G, etc, but if I had to choose a favorite, I’d go with Chino XL. I consider Chino to be a legendary MC, but I don’t know if I’d feel that way if not for all of the outstanding freestyles that he blessed us with via the Wake Up Show, Stretch & Bobbito, Hot 97, etc.
Here are some of my favorites. As a bonus, I’m also listing 18 of his best non-album tracks. Enjoy!
Unration-al (Art Of Origin)
No Slow Rollin’ (Art Of Origin)
Into The Pit (Art Of Origin)
Mad At The World (Art Of Origin)
Purple Hands In The Air
Dark Night Of The Bloodspiller
No Complex (Wild Style Remix)
No Complex (Kutmasta Kurt Remix)
No Complex (King Tech Remix)
Kreep (Video Version)
Why’d You Wanna Go There?
All Bullshit Aside w/ Superb
Provoke The Extreme Verse
Rappers Are In Danger
Here is everything in two mediafire folders: