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Your Old Droog Paints a Vivid Lyrical Picture with His Toca Tuesday Freestyle (Video)

"Musicians acting like mobsters. That's Steven Van Zandt." Your Old Droog stopped by Tony Touch's Shade 45 show and kicked a Toca Tuesday Freestyle. Ever long on colorful metaphors, Droog painted a vivid picture with clever references like the above Soprano's nod. "Your Old Pal" will have another performance at... Read more

Dilated Peoples Freestyle Off the Top on Toca Tuesdays (Video)

Rakaa and Evidence from Dilated Peoples dropped by DJ Tony Touch's Toca Tuesday show and kicked a mean freestyle, off the top. Their new album Director's of Photography is available for sale today. Check out the video. Related: You Thought That They Were Gone For Good, But Dilated Peoples Are... Read more

Emilio Rojas States What He’s ‘Bout In A Tony Touch Toca Tuesday Freestyle (Video)

With yet another self-released street project, care of Zero Fucks Given, Rochester, New York's Emilio Rojas is counting on a hot Summer. After a recent ShowOff Radio freestyle with Statik Selektah, Ro' joins another highly-respected DJ/producer at satellite radio, care of Tony Touch. Rockin' for Toca Tuesdays (after the "Taino... Read more

Audio Push Kicks Ill Freestyles On Tony Touch’s Toca Tuesdays Show (Video)

Audio Push kicks a mean off-the-dome tandem set of verses over a classic Pacewon/Lootpack instrumental, provided by Tony Touch. The pair has way too much fun, as they enter a promising, and likely redefining 2014. The latest Inland Empire addition has been a pleasure to watch evolve. Related: Got BARS?... Read more

Camp Lo – Toca Tuesdays Freestyle (Video)

This is it...Camp Lo drops a flame verse on Tony Touch's Toca Tuesdays Freestyles (along with a few ad libs from Pete Rock). Check out the video. Related: Pete Rock & Camp Lo – 80 Blocks from Tiffany’s, Pt. II (Mixtape)... Read more

Casey Veggies – Toca Tuesdays Freestyle (Video)

Casey Veggies drops a quick verse on Toca Tuesday Freestyles. Check out the video. Related: Casey Veggies – Faces (Video)... Read more

Pro Era – Toca Tuesdays Freestyle (Video)

Joey Bada$$ and the Pro Era crew cypher for nearly 12 minutes over classic DJ Premier beats. It just gets better and better. Check out the video. Related: Pro Era in the studio making PEEP: The Aprocalypse (Video)... Read more

Mister Cee’s Best of Black Star Mix (Mixtape) + Talib Kweli – Toca Tuesdays Freestyle (Video)

Here's something (actually 2 things) for the Black Star lovers out there. First is Mister Cee's Best of Black Star Mix. Also, Talib Kweli kicks a rhyme off the top on Toca Tuesdays Freestyle and has fun with it. Check out the mixtape and the video below. Related: Talib Kweli... Read more

Kendrick Lamar – Interview + Toca Tuesdays Freestyle (Video)

Here's a double dose of Kendrick Lamar. First up is an interview where he discusses the status of his collaboration with J. Cole, why he respects Cole, what he talks about with Lady Gaga and more. Next is Kendrick's Toca Tuesdays Freestyle. Check out both videos below. Related: Kendrick Lamar... Read more

Sir Michael Rocks – Toca Tuesday Freestyle (Video)

Sir Michael Rocks is the latest to drop some bars for Tony Touch on Toca Tuesday Freestyles. Check out the video. Related: Sir Michael Rocks - Now You Do (Video)... Read more

Curren$y – Toca Tuesday Freestyle (Video)

Curren$y kicks a true off the head freestyle on Toca Tuesday Freestyles. Check out the video below. Related: Stalley - Hammers & Vogues featuring Curren$y (Video)... Read more

AG (from Show & AG) – Toca Tuesday Freestyles (Video)

AG from Show & AG has not lost a step. He represented hard for 90's MCs on Tony Touch's Toca Tuesday Freestyles. Check out how he flows on the head-nodding, neck-snapping, slept on track Dr. Dre did for Jay-Z a few years back. Related: New music from Show & AG... Read more

Schoolboy Q – Toca Tuesday Freestyle + Ab-Soul – Pineal Gland (Video)

Here's a double play from 2 Black Hippies. First up is Schoolboy Q kicking a verse on Toca Tuesday Freestyles and next is a tripped out (literally) new video from Ab-Soul for his song Pineal Gland (if you read up on the Pineal Gland you'll have a whole different level... Read more

Tito Lopez – Toca Tuesday Freestyle (Video)

With the Kendrick Lamar & Dr. Dre collabo that dropped earlier and these hot verses from Dre's protege Tito Lopez on Toca Tuesday Freestyles, it's a new kind of Dre day. Check out Tito in the video below as he blazes the mic with Tony Touch. Previously: Tito Lopez gets... Read more

Toca Tuesdays Freestyles – Jon Connor (Video)

Jon Connor dropped a true "off the dome" freestyle on Toca Tuesdays Freestyles. Check the video below. Read more

Black Thought & The Wurx – Toca Tuesday Freestyle

Black Thought blessed the mic at Toca Tuesday Freestyle yesterday. Check the mathematics below. Click here to download.... Read more

D12 – Toca Tuesdays Freestyle (Video)

You know the drill. D12 joined Tony Touch in the Shade 45 studio and spit some verses. Check it out. Read more

Black Hippy – Toca Tuesdays Freestyle

The audio for this one dropped last week. The visuals make it even better. Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul and Schoolboy Q show that the West Coast is in good hands with this new generation. Jay Rock's Follow Me Home album is in stores now. Click here to buy it.... Read more

You know how Black Hippy gets down. You know how Toca Tuesday Freestyles go down. Here’s the combo of the 2.

Check out Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul and Schoolboy Q kicking verses (some true freestyles, some not...but all good) with Tony Touch.  10 minutes strong... Click here to download.  And, if you need more Toca Tuesday Freestyles in your life, click here. Update: Here's another freestyle from Kendrick Lamar and... Read more

Rapsody got her turn on Toca Tuesday Freestyles and she ripped it.

She went in on the beat Primo did for EDO.G, held it down for the state of NC and paid hommage to her brothers in rap and residence: Little Brother. That's a lotta ground in 60 seconds. Check it out. Speaking of Little Brother, here's one of Phonte's illest... Read more

TechN9ne adds to the long list of solid Toca Tuesday Freestyles.

This one was clearly a written verse, as are most "freestyles" these days, but it's still dope (even with a flub). Check it out. Click here for more Toca Tuesday Freestyles.... Read more

It’s time for another Toca Tuesday Freestyle. This one comes courtesy of Random Axe (aka Black Milk, Guilty Simpson and Sean Price).

They go in over 2 beats, one of which is from Odd Future (peep the quick reference from Black Milk). Check it out. Click here for more Toca Tuesday Freestyles ft Saigon, Cyhi Da Prynce, Yelawolf and others.... Read more

Vado’s Toca Tuesday Freestyle is one of the nicer ones to drop in a few weeks.

Check it out. These Toca Tuesday Freestyles continue to be among the best out there these days. Click here for more.... Read more

Here’s another quality Toca Tuesday Freestyle. This one is courtesy of Yelawolf.

It still doesn't top when Cyhi Da Prynce straight blacked during his Toca Tuesday Freestyle, but Yelawolf more than holds his own.  Check it out. Read more

It’s official. Toca Tuesdays Freestyles is the best “freestyle” series in hip-hop. The latest is from Black Thought’s Money Making Jam Boys.

And...this is true freestyling off the dome.  The rhymes aren't as complex as they would be if written but hearing the genius associated with spontaneous rhymes makes them much doper.  At almost 9 minutes of pure cypher, this is an instant classic.  Check it out: Click here to download.  Click... Read more

Are there any better “freestyle” sessions than the one’s on Shade 45’s Toca Tuesdays? Saigon is the latest to drop a verse. And this one from Cyhi Da Prynce is still one of my favorites: Read more

Dancer For Many Classic Hip-Hop Videos, Voodoo Ray, Has Passed Away At Age 50

Throughout the decades, Voodoo Ray (born Raymond Ultarte) brought the dance moves he displayed in New York City clubs in the 1980s to some of Hip-Hop culture's more memorable late 1990s videos. Formerly known as Boogie Ray, Ultarte's dancing eventually went on to appear in visuals such as Run-D.M.C. &... Read more

J. Cole’s New Artist Combines Cole’s Lyricism With Devin The Dude’s Swag (Video)

Tony Touch is a DJ known for breaking some important artists. For almost 25 years, the Brooklyn, New York DJ/producer/radio personality handed microphones to MCs without albums out, and let them shine through freestyle. Members of Boot Camp Clik, D.I.T.C., Royce 5'9, Bumpy Knuckles, Wu-Tang Clan, Hurricane G, and others... Read more

Taxstone Arrested After DNA Discovered On Weapon In Troy Ave Shooting

Last May 25, Ronald "Banga" McPhatter was killed backstage at New York City's Irving Plaza. The fatal incident took place during a concert headlined by T.I. Troy Ave, one of the guest performers (along with Anderson .Paak, Maino, and Uncle Murda) and a close friend and reported employer of McPhatter,... Read more

Tony Touch Makes A Moving Tribute Mix Dedicated To The Artists We Lost In 2016 (Audio)

2016 has been something else. While there has definitely been good in the year that's finishing out this weekend, there has been a lot of shock and awe in between. In the art world, music lovers lost more than a few icons. None of these deaths seemed to come as... Read more

The 20 Best Freestyles Of 2016. Thought You KNEW (Video)

In Hip-Hop, there are few things more exciting than when an MC delivers a vicious verse that's never been heard before, on the spot. It is the equivalent 0f a monster dunk in an NBA game, a one-punch knockout in a fight or an end zone to end zone run in... Read more

Consequence Freestyles With Punchlines Like They’re Inconsequential (Video)

This past weekend (July 30), A Tribe Called Quest's Beats, Rhymes & Life turned 20 years old. In addition to what that platinum #1 Jive Records LP meant for Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, and Ali Shaheed, it was paramount to some fresh faces—including J Dilla (as The Ummah's Jay Dee) as... Read more

Masta Ace Calmly Wages Microphone Destruction With An Ill Freestyle (Video)

With The Falling Season, Masta Ace delighted longtime fans with his first full-length solo release since 2012's MA Doom: Son of Yvonne. However, as the latter featured previously released beats, Masta Ace's most recent LP is in many ways his first full-fledged new solo project since 2004's A Long Hot Summer.... Read more

Another Day…Another Astounding Freestyle From A-F-R-O (Video)

Though he has only been on the scene for a few short years, A-F-R-O has already earned a reputation as a supreme freestyler. In 2014, he caught the attention of RA The Rugged Man, Talib Kweli, Jean Grae, Murs and others, winning a freestyle competition. In 2015, he added DJ... Read more

From Kanye To Pete Rock, Get The Story On J Dilla’s “Diary” Over 15 Years (Audio)

Today (April 15), J Dilla's The Diary releases. The album featuring contributions from Nas, Snoop Dogg, Pete Rock, and many others has come a long way since its early 2000s plans to be an MCA Records release. Sadly, that never happened as planned. In 2016, it has been more than... Read more

Elzhi Freestyles Off The Top Of The Head To A J Dilla Donut (Video)

With his sophomore studio album Lead Poison now released, Elzhi is the latest guest on Tony Touch's Toca Tuesdays radio show. There, the Detroit, Michigan MC veteran was not immune to the hot seat. He tackles two beats. Fans of Motown music will particularly enjoy El' buckling down on Dilla's... Read more

Diamond D & O.C.’s Freestyle Makes D.I.T.C. Say “Yo, That’s That ish” (Audio)

Diggin' In The Crates, better known as D.I.T.C., has been a unit for more than 20 years. However, since the 2000s, the New York City producer and MC collective has been building individual careers, including Fat Joe's platinum rise, a slew of O.C. cult-championed LPs, and the ongoing celebration of... Read more

Kxng Crooked Is A MONSTER. This Acapella Freestyle Is Downright Scary (Video)

Kxng Crooked has been lyrical royalty, long before he dubbed himself a King. The MC, formerly known as Crooked I, has been abusing microphones for more than 20 years, both as a solo artist and as a member of the fearsome foursome known as Slaughterhouse. In fact, it was his... Read more

Tony Touch’s Latest Tape Compiles Hot Raps From KRS, J. Cole, Nas & More

One year to the week after Tony Touch released the popular Hip Hop 101 mixtape, Toca returns with Hip Hop 102. This mix (available for free download as well) features many, many reasons to believe the music of the people is going on strong. Tony's needles glide over the latest... Read more

Watch Scarface Perform A Different Verse Over His Classic Gang Starr Collaboration (Video)

One of the standouts on Gang Starr's classic album Moment of Truth was "Betrayal." The song featured a dark and moody track that evoked poignant performances from both Guru and featured guest MC, Scarface. The 1998 song would be the first time Face worked with Preemo. Seventeen years later, when... Read more

Sadat X, General Steele & Channel Live’s Hakim Green Light Up A Roundtable Freestyle (Video)

With his Never Left album in stores (and available for snippet-stream), Sadat X is on an award tour. The Brand Nubian co-founder was a guest on Tony Touch's Toca Tuesday show. However, Derek was far from alone. Smif-n-Wessun's General Steele and Channel Live's Hakim Green were in on a roundtable... Read more

Emilio Rojas & Joell Ortiz Make a Deeply Personal Record About Overcoming Struggles (Audio)

Emilio Rojas has released a very personal record, with some assistance from Joell Ortiz. "Nada" finds Rojas talking about the obstacles he faced when he had nothing and the determination it took to overcome those circumstances. Specifically, he addresses the sacrifices made by his mother, working double shifts with three... Read more

Your Old Droog Freestyles Over Some Vintage DJ Premier (Video)

Your Old Droog stopped by NYC's Hot 97 for his first interview with Peter Rosenberg. Droog spoke about his ethnic origins, raising his status this year, traveling to Europe and more. At a little over ten minutes in, Rosenberg put him to the test and Droog stepped up with nearly... Read more

Bogeda BAMZ Is Gifted With Slick Gab, Freestyling Over A B.D.K. Classic (Video)

Bodega BAMZ has been movin' for more than a minute. Stopping at Tony Touch's Toca Tuesdays show, the New York MC gets a chance to show what he's about. Rhyming over a classic Big Daddy Kane instrumental (that seems to suit BAMZ well), the MC shines politely with some stellar... Read more

King Los Goes To TOWN, Freestyling Over Alchemist Beats For 15 Minutes (Video)

This is a cool, refreshing concept... Baltimore, Maryland's King Los has earned a reputation for being one of the longest winded, most durable freestylers in the game today. His Backroom appearance, his Sway In The Morning spot, and his Toca Tuesday stop remained three of the most talked about, most... Read more

Ras Kass’ Razor Sharp Freestyle Streak Continues… (Video)

Ras Kass is moving like its the '90s again. In the splashing wake of Blasphemy (with producer Apollo Brown), Rap's answer to Vincent Van Gogh throws some verbal paint on Toca Tuesdays, with a cocky freestyle. What else would you expect from the sharp-tongued vet? Related: Ras Kass Flips A... Read more

Logic Is “Just Havin’ A Good Time, Spittin’ This Rhyme” In A True Freestyle (Video)

Tomorrow (October 29), Heads can see if Logic's just-released Under Pressure is the #1 album in the country. For now though, the Gaithersburg, Maryland MC is just having fun. He rhymes about that light-hearted mood, just playing with words on Tony Touch's Toca Tuesdays. Whimsical with his direction, Logic seems... Read more

Joey Bada$$ Goes to Work on A Tribe Called Quest’s Scenario Remix (Video)

Joey Bada$$ has been on a freestyle tear, as of late. After wrecking a Toca Tuesday freestyle last week, he shows off with Statik Selektah now. Statik cues up A Tribe Called Quest's Scenario Remix track and Joey goes to work. Check out the video. Related: Joey Bada$$ Says He’s... Read more

Joey Bada$$ Says He’s Bringin’ Brooklyn Back In A Tony Touch Freestyle (Video)

Some things just make sense. If Joey Bada$$ was around, in the industry, in the late '90s, he would have sounded right and exact on Tony Touch cassette tapes. The Taino Turntable Terrorist and the Pro Era front-man linked on Toca Tuesdays. On a loop-based beat made famous by Lootpack... Read more

Dilated Peoples Perform Music From Their New Album on Sway in the Morning (Video)

Dilated Peoples held a mini concert on the Sway in the Morning show, performing "Show Me the Way" and the DJ Premier-produced "Good as Gone" from their new album Directors of Photography. Welcome back, fellas...Check it out. Related: Dilated Peoples Freestyle Off the Top on Toca Tuesdays (Video)... Read more