Outkast's Big Boi recently talked about how rappers now "Freestyle" by rapping things they have already wrote, from his view this has changed what a freestyle really is. "Let me say one thing about free-styling. There's a new school definition of free-styling and then it's a real definition of free-styling. The definition of free-styling is raps or thoughts off the top of your head, not written down, your homeboy can't say your backgrounds behind you while you say it. It's strictly like for me to just go off the top of my head and even talk about the paper that you got. Or you can talk about the skirt with flowers (kicks a freestyle) See what I mean? You can go off into a tangent if you want to…?Like, the new style free-styling is just reciting some s**t you wrote. No, but that's what the f**k they doin'. Nah'm sayin? You can do that all day long."
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