Today we are excited to present to you an awesome new adidas Original contest, Drop A Rhyme. Following the production of A-Trak and Run DMC’s collaboration, it is now your turn to drop your best bars in a 15-second Instagram video over A-Trak’s beat. And to help push along the tradition of freestyling, we decided to compile a short list of our own favorite freestyles. Because, well, we love seeing our favorite MCs spit off the top of the head. Included on our list is Mos Def, Eminem, Biggie, Jay-Z and more, all of which come correct over some vintage radiowaves.
Along with the contest, the good folks at WhoSampled and Mixcloud put together an hour-long mix to commemorate the festivities. Featuring some true classics, the mix pairs hip-hop tracks with their original samples. It is loads of fun to listen to and see where some of your favorite rap joints came from.
To enter the contest, head over to adidas Originals’ Drop A Rhyme website. You will find full details on how to get started there. To see our five favorite rap freestyles, navigate through the pages below.