Watch Big Sean Destroy Classic Nas and Mobb Deep Beats in His Funk Flex Freestyle

Whether or not Big Sean is truly the sole person responsible for the flow that he and Drake rode from relative obscurity to chart stardom continues to be debated, but nearly 6 years after his debut album dropped, it’s clear unique flows was never the Detroit native’s problem. His new album, I Decided., the fourth of his major label career, is out today, but it might not even be today’s clearest indication of how far Sean’s come.

Above you can watch the G.O.O.D. Music rapper’s recent appearance on Funk Flex’s Hot 97 show, where Sean unleashed “Freestyle 041” on the tri-state area, utilizing classic beats from Freeway, Nas and Mobb Deep. Pausing to ensure his Roc-a-Fella chain–gifted to him by Jay Z himself, per Sean–was on full display, Sean ripped through the “What We Do,” “Quiet Storm” and “Oochie Wally” instrumentals, maintaining steady paces, accelerating to double and triple time, his patented deliberately off-beat delivery, and then some. For roughly 8 minutes. Not bad.

Stream I Decided. here.

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