RZA comes through with some crazy bars on Funkmaster Flex.
Funkmaster Flex’s radio show’s become a place for up and comers to show and prove as well as a place for veterans to continuously prove that they still got game. Over the years, he’s helped facilitate some of the most memorable freestyles in hip hop history. Bringing the legendary Wu-Member, RZA, through today is an example of the task that he puts on artists. RZA goes off for about 9 minutes straight, hitting some classic beats as well as some newer hits. He kicks off the freestyle by tackling A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie‘s “Drowning” dropping gems and flexing his influential career.
Funkmaster later throws on Jay-Z’s “Ain’t No Nigga,” where RZA opens up the track with a reflection on America’s current climate, addressing racism, poverty, police brutality while simultaneously shedding a bit of hope. He also flexes the fact that the Once Upon A Time In Shaolin record was sold for 2 million at Art Basel. My portrait got flipped at Art Basel,” he raps, “The last Wu-Tang album, two million appraisal.”
Later on, the Wu-Tang member tackles “Tunnel Vision” by Kodak Black. He concludes the last bit of his freestyle while reminiscing about his early relationship with hip hop. He raps in the first portion, “From the rugged land of Shaolin to 125th,” he raps, “These kids used to spin on their heads.”
It’s a lengthy freestyle. However, RZA takes the moment to bring his off-kilter flow and address some of the bigger issues. It’s also a little bit of a history lesson from the perspective of one of hip hop’s most revered figures. With the release of The Saga Continues as well as the release of his upcoming movie Loves Beats Rhymes, RZA continues to spread his legacy into the next generation of rap.
Watch the clip below: