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Taking on J. Cole’s “Let Go My Hand,” Smoke effortlessly brings his precision, passion, and introspect to his pointed bars in the 121st freestyle installment. Carrying his Inglewood roots on his back, the known “Rhythm + Flow” top contender nods to his career inspiration and the influence his L.A. hometown has had on him.
Laidback but assertive over the Cole instrumental, Smoke spits, “Sometimes I wonder what would Tupac do, if the few shots didn’t kill him / Barely grown but known for spittin’ wisdom / Carry on that legacy, the best of me could never sync with him / But as the first me, I’m early like Shirley Chisholm.”
Of course in true Smoke fashion, the rapper flipped the vibe and delivered his signature Spanish delivery for the freestyle’s end.
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