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September 1st, 2014
There seems to be something about Much that makes artists want to drop a few beats and get their freestyle-on. Maybe it’s our amazing audience, maybe it’s the bright lights, maybe it’s because we ask them on live TV. Whatever the reason, we love when performers drop some new (or borrowed) verses.
In 2002, some 14 year-old kid told the MOD audience that he ‘had the master plan’ when he showed off his freestyling skills. Turns out, he was right.
How many English singer-songwriters do you know freestyle about being pale? We know one and he’s AWESOME.
After a video of her rapping Super Bass backstage at the MTV VMAs went viral, Selena Gomez indulged us and agreed to lead the New.Music.Live. audience in a rap-off. Gurl can spit some fire.
Joe Jonas and his brothers Nick and Kevin have appeared at Much numerous times over the years, from appearing on MOD and NML, to their Live @ Much specials, to even hosting the 2009 MMVAs. During these appearances there’s one thing that keeps coming up – Joe’s love for freestyling. Past topics have included Canada and Tim Hortons, naturally.
Pop-rap duo Karmin broke onto the music scene with their cover of Busta Rhymes’ track Look At Me Now. The pair made their first appearance on Much in 2012 and gave host Lauren Toyota a lesson in the art of rapping.
While appearing New.Music.Live. to promote his film Never Say Never, VJ Phoebe Dykstra learned to play the drums with Justin Bieber freestyling to her new beat. That’s a pretty cool way to learn an instrument.
In celebration of Much’s 30th Anniversary we’re going to be looking at plenty of amazing footage all month long. Keep up with the great anniversary content on Much.ca and by using the hashtag #ForeverYoung and click here to watch 30 Years of Much.Tweet