Today, hip-hop is a lower form of rap music. Raps can be either written or freestyled. Once a rap has been written the song is not in any form a freestyle. A freestyle, by my defining and the proper meaning, is a rap that performed without reference to a script, non-premeditated, and purely improvisational. People who do not have the skill to freestyle try to excuse many written raps for being freestyles.
Freestyling is a unique skill that takes consistency and a high ineptness to quick thought and people labeling written raps freestyles may well be an insult to the listener; an attempt to deceive the listener. People that do not have and havent had the skill to freestyle, may call a freestyle a written rap with no main topic, in order to try to get the credit for freestyling. A written rap with no main topic is simply a rap with main topic, not a display of the impromptu talent of freestyle rapping. Giving a person who writes music a freestyler’s credit is a mistake and the listener shouldnt credit the people who write rhymes as freestyling.
Some, mainly young hip-hop rappers and not talented older or veteran rappers, label their written raps as freestyles in an attempt to intrigue the listener. The rappers in turn lose credibility for being original and honorful to the art of rapping. Arguments have been seized of a freestyle being a written rap performed to a previously recorded or renown instrumental. A rap song is either freestyle’d or written. Once the rap has been written, the song cannot in any form, be a freestyle, regardless of the instrumental beat the raps performed to.
A lot of people do not have the skill to freestyle. So people should acknowledge that the listeners are aware that the rhymes are written. Nothing wrong with writing, something is wrong with giving undue credit.
“SUPERIOR REPUBLIC” freestyle by H. Master Ice.
Once rappers realize that mislabeling their written raps as freestyles is insulting the listener, then a restoration of the art of rap music will have begun.