Freestyle Saturday – Beat Boxing

December 28, 2008

I got to make a post about what went down last night. I met up with Josh and Ryan at a The Gunpoets show at Castaways. There were three acts, a nervous white rapper with a good voice, a solid black rapper who sampled and shouted out everything from Stevie Wonder to Mortal Kombat, and The Gunpoets. I didn’t see the headliners because I was out side, where the real talent was.

I met a fancy-dressed guy who called himself Beat Dweller. I was a little drunk and I started beat boxing and he started freestyling. He was good. He was a weird dude, kinda looked like the guy from Jamiroquai , but he rapped tight and had a great voice. Before I knew it, there were five other rappers freestyling while I kept the beat, guys named stuff like Duce Wayne. I took the name Beat Police, after an animated skit I thought up in the shower before the show. It was awesome. I we threw down for the entire headliner’s set, and from what I heard we didn’t miss much. Really buff tattooed white guy rapping, I don’t know about that. Anyway, it was awesome. It’s nice to know that people respect my beatboxing, enough to holler at their friends to come spit. Josh even got down with my on the beat towards the end, it was good too because my throat was starting to get tired. Beat Dweller’s boy filmed some of the freestyles, I’m going to try and get the footage from him.

Anyway, it was awesome. Totally what I wanted from the show, and it’s nice to hear some of the local flavor. It was also reasuring to know I could hold my own in a cypher, not only my own but the backs of anyone willing to rhyme. We even got some cool hippie girl in the mix. Totally awesome.

I didn’t proofread this post.

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