I want to pose this question to any rap/hip-hip aficionados here at the Dope. This is a side by side comparison of Kendrick freestyling and J Cole freestyling. I know Kendrick basically gets all the hype but J Cole is on another fucking level. IMO, he makes Kendrick look like an amateur. Each artist gets 3 “rounds” to show their freestyle bona fides. Kendrick actually corralled himself in the 2nd round and was fairly impressive but he just fell apart in the final round.
J Cole gave me goosebumps. Especially his freestyle in the 2nd round. It was truly art. The combination of lyrics, delivery, rhythm and emotion was really amazing. He sounds like a rhythmic philosopher. IMNSHO, J Cole is the much better of the two with freestyling.
Now I have a wildcard that i have to include here to ponder as to who the better freestyler is: Zombie Juice is one of the trio that makes up the rap group Flatbush Zombies. Now, you have to sit thru the first two members before you get to Juice but it is worth it. He’s the little guy with the lion’s mane hair. I was caught off guard by his flow. Damn. Just out cold. He not only had the best lyrics of the group by a mile but like J Cole (and unlike Kendrick) his flow was in perfect rhythm with the music. Honestly, for me it’s a tough choice between J Cole and Zombie Juice but if im forced to pick one I’m going to have to go with J Cole. He has depth that Juice can’t match. I’ve said it before but J Cole is the most underrated and underappreciated rapper out there. I hope he stays that way too.