Freestyle

Listen to DJ Rawn’s Old School Set for SiriusXM

DJ Rawn
 
Legendary mixer DJ Rawn is best known for his Old Skool Show with Jeff Garcia and AquaNet Set on Los Angeles’ Power 106. Today, Rawn hosts a show on SiriusXM’s Globalization channel called The Old School Hour. His latest mix, which aired on Friday, featured an hour of freestyle, funk, dance-pop, and Miami bass tracks from the ’80s and ’90s.
 
Stream Rawn’s set below and tune in Monday through Friday at 9 a.m. PST on channel 4.
 

 
Tracklist:

1. Expose – Come Go With Me
2. Shannon – Give Me Tonight
3. Ale – I Wanna Know
4. Dino – Summergirls
5. Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam – Can You Feel The Beat
6. Rock & Collage – I’ll Be Loving You
7. Jaya – If You Leave Me Now
8. Johnny O – Fantasy Girl
9. Synthia Figueroa – Touch Me
10. Fatback – Backstrokin’
11. Midnight Star – Midas Touch
12. Vanity 6 – Nasty Girl
13. Rick James – Give It To Me Baby
14. Teena Marie – Lovergirl
15. New Order – Bizarre Love Triangle
16. Azoto – San Salvador
17. 2 In A Room – Carnival
18. The Bucketheads – The Bomb
19. Steve “Silk” Hurley & The Voice Of Life – The Word Is Love (Say The Word)
20. Kellee – My Love
21. Soulsearcher – Can’t Get Enough
22. Curtis Mayfield – Move On Up
23. JD Hall – #1 Lover
24. Denice Williams – Queen Of Fools
25. Vengaboys – We like to Party! (The Vengabus)
26. Luke Ft. Trick Daddy & Ludacris – Throw That D
27. Chris The Rebel – The Vertigo Anthem
28. DJ Laz ft. Danny “D” – Mami El Negro
29. Usher ft. Twista – Nice & Slow
30. 69 Boyz – Woof Woof
21. 2 Live Crew – Shake a Lil’ Somethin’
22. N.W.A. – Something 2 Dance 2

 
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Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole Freestyle Over Each Other’s Songs

J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar
 
As millions of Americans celebrated consumerism on Black Friday, Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole gave back to fans by dropping freestyles over each other’s tracks. Cole went in over Kendrick’s anthem, “Alright,” while K. Dot took on Cole’s “A Tale of 2 Citiez.”
 
The tracks have reignited speculation that a joint album between the rappers is in the works.
 
Stream both freestyles below and download them on DJcity.
 

 

 
Related: Kendrick Lamar Drops ‘Alright’ Video

Joey Bada$$ Freestyles Over Tupac Beats


 
Brooklyn rapper Joey Bada$$ stopped by Power 106’s “The Cruz Show” on Tuesday and freestyled over four classic Tupac beats in celebration of the late rapper’s birthday. Watch above as Joey gets busy over “I Get Around,” “2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted” aka “Gangsta Party,” “Ambitionz Az a Ridah,” and “Hail Mary.”
 
Related: Kendrick Lamar Freestyles over Notorious B.I.G. Beats

Vic Mensa Freestyles Over Future’s ‘Commas’


 
After signing with Jay Z’s Roc Nation label earlier this week, Vic Mensa stopped by Power 106 to chat with Justin Credible about the deal. The rising rapper also freestyled over Future’s banger, “Commas,” which is a current favorite at hip-hop clubs. If you weren’t impressed by Mensa’s recent collaborations with Kanye West (“Wolves” and “U Mad”), this three-minute session might change your mind.
 
Related: Future Releases ‘Commas’ Video

Joey Bada$$ Freestyles Over Snoop Dogg’s ‘The Shiznit’ and D’Angelo’s ‘Devil’s Pie’


 
New York rapper Joey Bada$$ recently stopped by the L.A. Leakers show on Power 106 and dropped a freestyle. Watch above as the Brooklyn spitter goes in with two classic beats: D’Angelo’s “Devil’s Pie” (co-produced by DJ Premier) and Snoop Dogg’s “The Shiznit” (produced by Dr. Dre).
 
Related: Kendrick Lamar Freestyles over Notorious B.I.G. Beats

Logic Freestyles Over Bobby Shmurda’s ‘Hot Boy’


 
Last week, Maryland rapper Logic visited Tony Touch’s “Toca Tuesdays” show to promote his debut album Under Pressure and drop a freestyle. Although he’s been around for a few years, Logic’s profile has quickly risen in recent months and his Def Jam-released album came in at number two on the Billboard 200 chart this week (two spots behind T.I.’s Paperwork).
 
Download the album’s first two singles: “Under Pressure” and “Buried Alive”

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