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.

Related Posts

Music Video
Music Video

Miniature Big Sean Has All the “Moves” In New Music Video

Music Video
Music Video

Watch Big Sean’s “Halfway Off the Balcony” Video


Watch Big Sean’s “Bounce Back” Video Here

Music Video
Music Video

Watch Madeintyo’s New Video, “Skateboard P,” Featuring Big Sean


Big Sean “Get My Shit Together”


Latest News

nas-rapture Film


Mass Appeal’s new Netflix series premieres this weekend at SXSW
same Hot Takes

It Was a Type Beat Year

The search for something new in a year of sameness
shea serrano Features

Shea Serrano Quit His Teaching Job, Now He Has Two Best Sellers and Two TV Shows

"It is funny to just walk in and just be a Mexican, because I’m usually the only one there"
mf doom Features

The 10 Best DOOM Songs of 2017, Ranked

Even after 'The Missing Notebook Rhymes' went missing, the masked villain still caused havoc
worst cops Features

The Worst Cops of 2017

The hall of shame
donald trump Features

32 Songs That Dissed Donald Trump in 2017

The "F.D.T." wave
lil peep News

R.I.P. Gus, Long Live Lil Peep

Resisting nostalgia at the speed of the internet
88 rising Features

Sean Miyashiro of 88rising Connected the Cultures

With 1.25 million YouTube subscribers and a gang of talent, 88rising controlled the new East-West flow
eminem Video

Eminem By the Numbers

You may know how many f*cks he gives, but what about the other crucial figures from Slim Shady's career?
tape Features

Why 2017 Was Rap’s Year of the Tape

Seven labels explain why they're still rewinding cassettes back
safdie brothers Features

The Safdie Brothers Got Gritty as 2017’s Filmmakers to Watch

"You might not like the feeling that you're feeling, but you can still be entertained by that feeling."
best albums Features

The 25 Best Albums of 2017

The essential sounds that defined one very strange year
hey arnold Humor

Everything About Christmas is Awful, Except the ‘Hey Arnold!’ Special

The one redeeming thing about this trash holiday
combat-jack Features

Knowledge Darts Vol. 32: Winter Solstice

I never got to say thank you
jeezy Video

Open Space: Jeezy

"You can’t just crush a diamond with a rock. It’s hard, it’s tough. But it’s bright."

Rhythm Roulette: Boi-1da

The wait is over