Watch Black Thought’s 10-Minute Funk Flex freestyle

Black Thought from The Roots, today, appeared on Funkmaster Flex’s Hot 97 show and did a 10-minute freestyle over the beat from Mobb Deep’s “The Learning (Burn).” Watch it below. The rapper name-drops the Kardashian Wests (“pre-Kardashian Kanye, my rhyme play immaculate/same cadence as D.O.C pre-accident”), other legendary MCs (“I’m K. Dot Lamar meets Tupac Shakur/got profiled by a few cops, I’m too hot to charge”), and references Shakespeare (“I’ve been having visions of Nat Turner holding his master’s head/like Yorick and Horatio in Hamlet/Smacking it like a tennis racket underhanded/Send a message through the gram, the eagle has landed”) troughout the video. In response to the freestyle, Black Thought tweeted, “That verse was just what I had to say at the moment lol.”

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