Consequence’s Freestyle Has A Clear Message For Mumble Rappers: “You’re A Customer” (Video)
Consequence finished out 2016 strong. The Queens, New York veteran released his A Good Comeback Story at mid-year. However, in the closing weeks of the year, his numerous appearances on A Tribe Called Quest’s We got it from Here…Thank You 4 Your service put the 20-plus-year affiliate of the group on a #1, talk-of-the-culture LP.
Cons-To-The hopes to harness that energy into ’17. Appearing on Funkmaster Flex’s freestyle, the MC uses that same rhyme structure that made him an Underground respected artist in the ’90s, and somebody who would get his moment in the sun with Kanye West and G.O.O.D. Music in the mid-2000s. Now, as Q-Tip is on that label, and Consequence is independent, he finds himself in another comeback stride. This five-minute freestyle over the EPMD “You’re A Customer” bassline, the onetime Vh1 reality TV character bends his cadences, throws compound rhymes, and name-checks Treach, Buckshot, and 21 Savage.
He actually tells Flex “I’m not finished yet” and goes for another two-and-a-half minutes.