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Royce Da 5’9″ & DJ Premier Shut Down The Backroom With a Hot Verse & Beat (Video)

PRhyme (Royce Da 5'9" and DJ Premier) were the latest to hit The Backroom on 106 & Park, and the dynamic duo shut it down. Royce kicked a blistering verse that was part new and part from PRhyme's song "To Me, To U," all over a custom-made Premier beat. Press... Read more

Detroit Che Follows Her Cypher with a Monster Backroom Freestyle (Video)

Detroit Che earned her way into the 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher by winning the Hot 16 contest sponsored by Sprite. She was grouped with MCs like Logic, Lil Mama, Troy Ave and Dee-1. Undaunted, she stood toe to toe with each and came away with one of the... Read more

Dee-1 Makes Thoughtful Bounce Music, Evident In This Backroom Freestyle (Video)

New Orleans, Louisiana MC Dee-1 has the respect and support of some of the Bayou City's masters of Bounce. Mannie Fresh and Juvenile both clamored to work with the RCA Records-backed artist. In his recent appearance in "106 & Park's" The Backroom, Dee delivers lyrics with substance and flare at... Read more

Logic Rocks The Multi-Syllabic Rhyme Scheme In His Backroom Freestyle (Video)

Logic's Under Pressure release date (October 21) has been an all out blitz of content. From free album streams, camera crews meeting his parents in the livingroom, interviews, and everything between, it would not be complete without a freestyle from the proven star of the free-form approach. Hitting the "106... Read more

Lil Dicky Hits The Backroom With One Of The Smoothest, Fastest, Most Confident Raps Out (Video)

Out of thin air, Philadelphia's Lil Dicky swings through the "106 & Park" Backroom booth where he simply shakes apart the walls with a fast, highly-confident freestyle that is both original and humorous. Like his "No, I will not fix your computer shirt," L.D. (Larry David, as he explains) uses... Read more

Sha Stimuli Works His Magic In The 106 & Park Backroom (Video)

Brooklyn, New York veteran Sha Stimuli made one of the biggest stops of his career at The Backroom in BET's "106 & Park." Lord Digga's brother, a onetime Jermaine Dupri protege at Virgin/EMI Records uses a fragmented style, hitting various themes (candy bars, '80s television, networks) to discuss the sugar-coated... Read more

Murs & ¡Mayday! Deliver Blistering Freestyles While Having Fun (Video)

Sometimes even the best content slips through the cracks...A little over 3 weeks ago, Murs and ¡Mayday! (¡Mursday!) burst into BET's Backroom and CRUSHED it with 3 killer verses. What's more? They had fun. You can see it in their delivery. If you missed this (like we did) it is... Read more

Ras Kass & Apollo Brown Takeover the Backroom for a True School Verse (Video)

Ras Kass and Apollo Brown took over The Backroom on 106 & Park to deliver some True School Hip-Hop. Ras dropped a vintage verse while Apollo manned the wheels of steel with an original track. Check out the video. Related: Ras Kass & Apollo Brown Slice Down That Humble Pi... Read more

G-Eazy Shows Out On A BET 106 & Park Backroom Freestyle (Video)

In part of Oakland, California's latest wave in Hip-Hop comes MC/producer G-Eazy. Having worked with E-40 and A$AP Ant, this week's These Things Happen is a barn-stormer of a debut from the latest Rap innovator from the Pacific Northwest. Hitting BET's "106 & Park" Backroom Freestyle. The stylish MC showcases... Read more

Listen To The Precision Lyricism Of One Of Hip-Hop’s Masters As Pharoahe Monch Takes On The Backroom Booth (Video)

Since the days of Organized Konfusion, Pharoahe Monch's breath control, wordplay, syncopated delivery, and metaphors have made him in the most elite class of MCs, all time, in Hip-Hop. With P.T.S.D. available now, Monch hits BET's Backroom for an accapella display that dazzles: Related: Pharoahe Monch Opens Up About His... Read more

If You Want To Understand No Malice’s Newfound Principles, Listen To These Backroom Bars (Video)

In the last week, a March video interview at South By Southwest found No Malice adamantly dismissing rumors of another Clipse album. While Heads across the universe may have sighed, eye-rolled, or just flat-out been upset, the artist formerly known as Malice has his reasons. The Virginia lyricist still takes... Read more

Who Can Reference Mary Poppins & Kill Bill in the Same Freestyle? Cyhi’s Got the Answers (Video)

Cyhi the Prynce is the latest to bless The Backroom on 106 & Park and he brought his A-game. Not too many MCs can credibly pull off references to Kill Bill and Mary Poppins in the same verse, but Cyhi makes it work. Check out the video. Related: CyHi The... Read more

Rockie Fresh Delivers 1 of the Best Backroom Freestyles Yet (Video)

Chicago's Rockie Fresh delivers one of the best Backroom freestyles yet. He matches a laid-back slick delivery with several clever couplets. Instead of lyrical gymnastics, he leaves you with food for your mental. Check out the video. Related: Rockie Fresh & Casey Veggies Celebrate Life (Video)... Read more

Eminem & Slaughterhouse Revive Rap City With A Backroom Freestyle + Interview (Video)

Although "Rap City" has been largely defunct in the Slaughterhouse-era, the Shady Records super-group is a call-back to the latter years of BET's flagship Hip-Hop program. Individually, Royce Da 5'9, Joe Budden, Crooked I were part of the Basement-era. Eminem was among Rap's biggest stars in the Big Tigger era... Read more

Vic Mensa Delivers One of the Best Backroom Freestyles Ever and the First Rap Genius Version (Video)

Vic Mensa is a microphone killer. He gave a taste of his freestyle capabilities last week on The Sway in the Morning Show and he's upped the ante with his Backroom freestyle. Mensa combines an unorthodox flow with complex metaphors to to deliver one mind-bending line after another. To give... Read more

Phil Ade Freestyles in The Backroom on 106 & Park (Video)

Phil Ade is the latest to step into The Backroom on 106 & Park and he took a different approach. Instead of just spitting a freestyle, he crafted a verse that was a mini-highlight reel of his life. Check out the video. Related: Phil Ade – 2AM ft Bun B... Read more

RAIN Freestyles in The Backroom on 106 & Park (Video)

J. Cole is not the only MC from Fayetteville ripping up mics. RAIN grew up drinking that same water and spits that same flame. Check out how he burnt down The Backroom on 106 & Park with a ridiculous verse. Related: RAIN – Look What I Got (Video)... Read more

Realm Reality Freestyles in The Backroom (Video)

Realm Reality is not playing with this rap thing. The actor, also known as Rick Gonzales, got a strong co-sign from Prodigy who signed Realm to his label, and he dropped one of the better mixtapes of the year. Now, he commits a lyrical assault in The Backroom on 106... Read more

Astro Kid – The Backroom Freestyle (Video)

Whoa. Astro Kid straight up DESTROYED The Backroom on 106 & Park. The kid stepped up to the blue mic and flipped complex lyrics filled with double entendres and clever punch lines that harken back to some of the 90's greats he admires--all without a single curse. Some may think... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. – The Backroom Freestyle (Video)

Big K.R.I.T. stepped into The Backroom on 106 & Park and tore it down. Check out the video of the blistering verse he dropped below. Related: Big K.R.I.T. Reflects on Life & Hip-Hop Through King Remembered in Time Pt. 1 (Video)... Read more

Asia Sparks Freestyles in The Backroom on 106 & Park (Video)

Asia Sparks stepped into The Backroom on 106 & Park and delivered one of the best verses yet. Check out how she blistered the blue mic. Related: Asia Sparks - My Introduction Freestyle (Video)... Read more

The Kid Daytona Rhymes in The Backroom on 106 & Park (Video)

The Kid Daytona brought his buttery flow to the Backroom on 106 & Park and dropped a smoothed out verse. Check out the video below. Related: The Kid Daytona – Very Good ft Phil Ade (Audio)... Read more

Smoke DZA Rhymes in The Backroom on 106 & Park (Video)

Smoke DZA is the latest to step into The Backroom on 106 & Park and drop a verse. Check out the video. Related: Smoke DZA – Independence Day ft Styles P and Al-Doe (Audio)... Read more

Jay Rock – The Backroom Freestyle (Video)

Jay Rock is the latest to drop a verse in The Backroom on 106 & Park. Check out the video. Related: Kendrick Lamar and Jay Rock perform Money Trees (Video)... Read more

Doug E. Fresh, Square Off & Slim in The Backroom on 106 & Park (Video)

The legendary Doug E. Fresh took it back to basics in The Backroom on 106 & Park. The Original Human Beat Box did what he does best, accompanying his sons Square Off and Slim's verses with more than 3 minutes of fresh beat boxing. Check out the video. Related: Will... Read more

Ab-Soul drops a verse in The Backroom on 106 & Park (Video)

Ab-Soul is the latest to grace The Backroom on 106 & Park. Check out his verse below. Related: Joey Bada$$ – Enter the Void ft Ab-Soul (Audio)... Read more

Freeway rhymes in The Backroom on 106 & Park (Video)

Freeway came with a hook and a killer verse for The Backroom on 106 & Park. It took him a bit to get into it but when he did, he went IN. Check out the video. Related: Freeway – Freedom of Speech (Mixtape)... Read more

Rapsody rhymes in The Backroom (Video)

Rapsody is the first woman to bless The Backroom on 106 & Park with a dope verse. While she is the first lady to rock the blue mic, don't call her a femcee or a female mc--just an ill lyricist. Check out the video below. Rapsody's The Idea of Beautiful,... Read more