Noname spits a written to Jay Electronica beat
this is a freestyle but ppl think they're smart for not knowing that freestyles can be written. from Big Daddy Kane:
In the 80’s when we said we wrote a freestyle rap, that meant it was a rhyme that you wrote that was free of style. Meaning it’s not a subject matter, it’s not a story about a women, it’s not a story about poverty, it’s basically a rhyme just bragging about yourself. So it’s basically free of style, that’s really what a freestyle is.
Off the top of the head, we just called that “off the dome”, when you don’t write it, just say whatever comes to mind. Really, a freestyle is a rhyme that you write that’s free of style.
When we went off the top of the head that would just be something we did just playing around like on the corner to see who would mess up first.
To me, this whole rap thing is an art form and with art, you paint a picture. And when you look at a list of the greatest lyricists that did they thing, they wrote they rhymes.