About a year-ago I put out a tweet that asked fans who they wanna see freestyle next on our series and we received a response from a hip-hop legend, Common that said, “Me!” Well, that came to fruition with Common stopping by the Power 106 #LIFTOFF to spit bars and he did not disappoint on #Freestyle081.
— COMMON (@common) August 8, 2018
The hip-hop icon chose to go in over two of his own beats which are his classic “I Used To Love H.E.R.” along with the instrumental for his new song “HER Love,” which is produced by the legendary J Dilla.
Common went off the top of the head like dandruff on this freestyle for about six-minutes and references things around him in the studio. Using a play on words with “Freestyle 81” he shouts out Kobe for his legendary 81-point game back in 2006 against the Toronto Raptors, which is the second highest scoring total in NBA history.
“This is the story when I get it done, I’m sorta scoring like Kobe 81.” Justin Credible and DJ Sourmilk had Common’s entire discography in front of him which he grabs various CDs and raps about them during the freestyle and it is legendary.
Catch the full onslaught below.