Ever since Buckshot made his hip hop debut as a teen in 1992 with Black Moon on the hits “Who Got The Props?” and "I Got Cha Opin," the BDI Thug has been known as a MCs MC. He was one of Tupac’s favorite rappers, he was picked by super-producer 9th Wonder to be his lead MC on 2006’s Chemistry and the brand new The Formula, and is currently recording a collaboration album with legendary hip hop icon KRS-One. How’s that for credibility?
Buckshot is also the leader of the supergroup Boot Camp Clik and one of the principal’s behind their long time label Duck Down Records, which is having a major renaissance with artists like Kidz In The Hall, Sean Price and Buckshot himself. Throw in the newly rejuvenated Heltah Skeltah (on the show later this summer) and Smif-N-Wessun and you have yourself a monster roster of heayhitters. He’s released one solo album, two with 9th Wonder, three albums with Black Moon and three albums with the Boot Camp Clik. The man is a workhorse…and a badass freestyler.
Promoting his highly anticipated new collaboration album with super-producer 9th Wonder, The Formula, Buckshot allowed Freestyle 101 to pop by DaMan Productions in New York, where Boot Camp record most of their material. He spit a ridiculous freestyle over a soul-drenched R.N.S. beat in one take and even threw in references to Halo 3, NASCAR and G4 to connect it to y’all.
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