Big Mix – ‘Mocking Bird Freestyle’ Cover

For those of you living under a rock, let me breakdown this track: “Mockingbird” is a song by rapper Eminem from his fifth studio album Encore (2004). It was released as the fifth single from the album in April 2005. It peaked at number eleven on the Billboard Hot 100, and number four in the United Kingdom. It received a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Solo Performance. “Mockingbird” was later included on Eminem’s greatest hits compilation album Curtain Call: The Hits (2005). So, with that out of the way, it’s a great choice for Bix Mix to do a freestyle over.

Big Mix would make Eminem proud with this freestyle — a hugely challenging art form. As a matter of fact; a new study finds that when rappers improvise, parts of their brains linked to motivation, organization and integration get active, while portions responsible for self-monitoring and control get quiet. The findings suggest freestyle rappers essentially shut down the parts of their brains that might disrupt their creative flow. So, how does Big Mix do it? He displays his skills, all with a fast flowing and distinctive style. His lyrics are raw:

“I want to blow up for all my people like Afgans” 

 

There is no denying the level of skill involved with the pace of this freestyle with the backing of such an iconic song. This is a great freestyle and you can hear more over at BixMix tapes over on Soundcloud

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