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Freestyle rap [Freestyling]locked

  • Jared Pauley

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Also known as “coming off the dome” or “coming off of the top of the head,” freestyle rap and freestyling are colloquial terms used to describe an improvisatory approach to rapping. Long before the existence of hip hop, African American poets had been experimenting with improvising lyrics from the 1950s. Some notable examples of this include poet Langston Hughes’s experimental album ...

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