The Beast Coast collective of artists consisting of Pro Era, Flatbush Zombies and The Underachievers have always stayed true to the essence of Hip Hop. They keep lyrics at the forefront, while adding their own touches. The crew are keeping with honouring those before them and have brought back a special edition of BET’s Rap City Basement Freestyle’s from years ago.
The Basement freestyle’s hosted by Big Tigger was a huge part of my teenage years. Rap City was a place to hear new music and every big name in the game headed down to the basement to spit bars.
Each emcee gets a chance on the mic, where they confidently let out their own signature style. You can feel the energy and fun that they are having. They’re true fans of Hip Hop and love what they do. The video looks and feels like I was watching it on BET back in the day. Right down to the fuzzy low video quality. Brought me back to a good place, and reminded me Hip Hop is in a good place.