Chris Rivers Rocks An Unreleased Pete Rock Beat & Knocks It Out (Video)
For followers of Chris Rivers’ career, news that he’s released another incredible freestyle may be unsurprising, but it’s never less-than-impressive. The young MC from the Bronx, New York City, spent much of 2015 unloading weekly flows deftly displayed atop productions from giants like Pharrell Williams, the Alchemist, Da Beatminerz, and many others. The Medicated Consumption rapper also loaned his skills in an exclusive clip from Ambrosia for Heads, in which he delivered the week’s news in the form of a freestyle rap, weaving in stories about Hip-Hop, technology, and recent news headlines.
Today, he’s back with another dose of his off-the-top capabilities, decimating some unreleased heat by the one and only Pete Rock. References to Mike Tyson, allusions to his late father’s work, Ancient Greek mythology, Transformers, and Tempurpedic mattresses may sound disconnected and scatterbrained, but Riversunsurprisingly manages to include them all without sparing any cogency in the first freestyle of the segment. However, it’s the 2:22 mark that signals his forthcoming blackout, as Shade 45’s “Showoff Radio” host Statik Selektah has him rock some vaulted Chocolate Boy Wonder production.
Which MC of Chris Rivers’ generation would you like to see him go toe-to-toe with?