No matter what you thought of Relapse, these freestyles are sick. Recorded off Tim Westwood’s Radio 1 show, with some help from Mr. Porter.
And these are freestyles, which is the most impressive part. I emphasize that because half the “freestyles” tagged as such these days are actually written, as in penned out in that recording session. This was off-the-top-of-the-cranium raw. What Marshall can drop impromptu is better than most rappers could ever sit down for a year and write. Hell, if he sat through another dozen freesyles, you could argue the material would be album-worthy.
Relapse 2 allegedly drops later this year (though I’m a bit skeptical to believe) and supposedly features the best material of the two Relapse albums.