Portland’s Lifesavas are one of the most unique hip hop outfits on the scene today. Take one listen to their new opus, Gutterfly, and you’ll discover a group hell-bent on pushing the envelope of what rap can be. I mean, what other group would enlist Fishbone, Frank Zappa sidekick Ike Willis, and funk-master George Clinton for guest appearances on a hip hop album, for crying out loud?
So when we got word that Vursatyl and Jumbo of Lifesavas were down to spit on Freestyle 101, it took all of 3 seconds to say “HELL YEAH” and make it happen. While on the Urban Legends Tour, the guys stopped by The Engine Room in Hollywood to pick a beat and get down. And being videogamers and G4 fans, they knew right where to take the rhyme and dropped in references to everything from Ghost Rider, Ghost Recon and Vietnam: Black Ops to Star Wars, iPods and John Woo's Face Off. Sweet, eh?
A new Freestyle 101 goes up every Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. EST (that’s noon to you west coast heads). Next up is 40 Glocc and Gail Gotti of G-Unit West, then Guru of Gang Starr, Spider Loc, Gift of Gab, and many more. Check out our behind-the-scenes photo gallery, visit us on MySpace and check out our beatmasters, Messiaz.