Ever See This 1990 Freestyle Session Between Kool G Rap & Biz Markie? (Video)

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Back in 1988, Marley Marl’s Juice Crew served the world with one of Hip-Hop’s all-time great posse cuts. Featuring Big Daddy Kane, Masta Ace, Craig G and Kool G Rap, “The Symphony” was a lesson in lyrical dexterity that endures today. More than recording together, members of the crew often toured together and some vintage footage shows what looks like an incredible Hip-Hop night in Brooklyn, circa 1990. G Rap and Biz Markie, a vital member of the squad, though he was not part of “The Symphony,” took the stage and rocked the house.

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G Rap starts things off with an animated version of his debut single, “It’s A Demo.” Shortly into it, DJ Polo flips the beat to Public Enemy’s “Rebel Without A Pause,” and Kool G slips into a freestyle. After giving some to his B-Boy dancers, Biz joins him on stage and goes off the top for several minutes. It’s a beautiful look at what it was like to attend a show in the early days of what many consider to be Hip-Hop’s “Golden Age.”