Common kicks a freestyle on Sway In The Morning [Video]

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The Chi-Town mic wrecker Common is spotted in Hollywood more than a microphone booth these days but an emcee will always be an emcee and he proves it in this video from Sway In The Morning. After some goading from Heather B, Common puts down an OFF THE TOP freestyle over Heltah Skeltah‘s classic “Leflaur Leflah Eshkoshka.”

I’m going to show my age a bit here but rappers used to catch a lot of heat for spitting written rhymes in a session and calling it a freestyle. Common is old school so he knows this and just keeps it moving to the beat like a real emcee. It’s not earth-shattering material but it is a freestyle in the truest sense of the form. Props for that.

*jumps down from soapbox*

Check out the session below.