For those who came of age during the early to mid-2000s, it was commonplace to hear rappers float over other artist’s beats. From Lil’ Wayne’s Dedication series to Fabolous‘ No Competition franchise, it was almost a sign of approval if artists rapped over each other’s beats.
Following the release of Drake‘s So Far Gone, more artists turned toward rapping over original production. However, things seem to be coming full circle in recent months. With the release of No Ceilings 3 and more rappers freestyling over the “Beatbox” beat, there’s been a return to the previous standard.
One song that’s been popular recently is “Lemon Pepper Freestyle” produced by Boi-1da. In recent weeks, Yung Bleu and King Los have rapped over the Drake hit. Now, Oseko is hopping on the beat.
“Live from Queen Street/Destiny is calling, I’m volunteering like Tennesee/All the inner talking, got me barking at inner me,” he raps.
“From dishwasher rapping on every media/Now, I’m the type of n*gga you Wikipedia/Me, brim low on the media/My life’s a trip, ain’t talking ’bout Expedia.”