Reason’s Latest Freestyle Reminds Us Why He Is TDE’s Ace In The Hole (Video)
Carson, California MC Reason has been quietly dropping bombs since signing with Top Dawg Entertainment. After TDE’s re-release of his debut mixtape, There You Have It, 2019 has been a year in which Reason spent sharpening his Rap abilities before gearing up to release his first batch of single under his label, presumably to showcase to the world that he can run with the other top dogs: Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock and Isaiah Rashad. A month ago, Reason released the banging “Same Ol’ Sh*t,” followed by a Ab-Soul collaboration, “Flick It Up.”
More recently, Reason took to REAL 92.3 LA to show everyone his freestyle skills. Turns out, he’s as sharp on the mic as he is with a pen. As soon as DJ Hed preps Reason with an instrumental of “Get Money” by Junior M.A.F.I.A., Reason lays in hard for nearly four minutes straight. He switches his flow and weaves through the beat with ease, dropping clever punchlines and moving onto the next rap before you can process them. One of those standouts: “I’ve been focused lately, so h*es turn to CVS, how they been open lately / My girl asks why I love strippers and dancers / I had to Sway her, I ain’t have the answers.”
His bars are smooth on delivery, as seen with raps that feel seamless: “Couple of my homies students, couple rockin’ bandanas / I been telling both sides I’m just try’na understand ’em / Cousin walking around lettin’ triggers squeeze / Kept a 50 on the roll-up with a den of thieves.” He also drops a few punchline that makes DJ Hed gasp, mainly: “My dreams on a horse racin’ / I win with a point shaven / Been working my joints aching, /I rap ’til my voice strainin’ / And there’s pain in it, came from the struggle, took some L’s but stayed wit’ it / ‘Cause L’s like laundry, always some Gain in it.”
There’s no word right now about a Reason debut album, but for now, as he assures DJ Hed, no one will be able to top his freestyle for the rest of the year. He also assures everyone that he had the best verse on “Lambo Truck,” a song from Dreamville’s Grammy-nominated compilation album, Revenge Of The Dreamers III, which also featured Cozz and Childish Major.
Video interviews with Reason, including an episode of “Where It All Began,” are available at AFH TV. We are currently offering free 7-day trial subscriptions. New music by Reason is currently on the official Ambrosia For Heads’ Playlist.