Song: Sing Like Bilal
Artist: Joell Ortiz
Album: Farewell Summer EP (free download)
Genre: Hip Hop / East Coast Rap
Notes: From 1st EP
Analysis: There needs to be a better word than “freestyle” to describe a track that isn’t a complete song, but definitely isn’t improvised on the spot. I personally refer to these as “exhibition” joints; sort of like a practice song to gear up for the album cuts, which I will always argue are more “official” than mixtape cuts. Someone tweet that to Funk Flex. But regardless of what you want to call it, ‘Sing Like Bilal’ is straight lyrical fire.
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