I don’t like freestyles anymore. I hate hearing artists freestyle over another rappers material. I believe you should at least change up the instrumentals or add to the instrumentals, not just with your vocals but with something else.
Sometimes, however, I find a freestyle I really enjoy (sampled or not). Carlos St. John dropped a freestyle over Dirty Money’s “Angels” and got NY native Brook Yung on some nice hooks. Download
Here’s what Carlos St. John had to say about the track:
Packed full of quote worthy punches, a hook that’ll have you harmonizing for hours and a smooth rhythm. Carlos St John & The St John Portfolio offer up their week #7 “In Association”, “Lights in The Air”