If you’ve been watching Freestyle 101 over the last year, you’ve noticed that virtually every MC we ask to name the all-time best freestyler says the same thing: Supernatural.
Hailing from Indiana, Supernatural moved to New York and made a name for himself on the scene as a master freestyler via legendary battles with the likes of Juice and Craig G. He can be seen doing his thang in dozens of battle DVDs, including the film Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme. He cut a studio album in 2005 called S.P.I.T. (Spiritual Poetry Ignites Thought) and teamed with Freestyle 101 vet Phoenix Orion in the group Alien Nation for the collaboration album Earth Defenders. Soon after, Supernat’ cut an entire album of off-the-top rhymes with fellow wordsmith P.E.A.C.E. of Freestyle Fellowship called Camp Freestyle.
All of this culminated in 2006, when Supernatural set the new Guinness Book of World Records world record for the longest freestyle whilst hosting the Rock The Bells festival in San Bernardino, CA. He freestyled for over nine hours, breaking the original record of 8 hours 45 minutes. His specialty is letting members of the crowd pass up stuff out of their pockets, which he incorporates into his rhymes. It’s an incredible feat to witness, no doubt.
What many hip hop fans do not know about Supernatural is that he’s an avid gamer, having served as the MC of Midway's NBA Ballers and lending his track “Internationally Known” to the soundtrack of Tony Hawk's Underground. He’s a huge Grand Theft Auto fan, way into Resident Evil and a big Gun guy. Go figure!
So we here at G4 could think of no better man of Earth to join us at E3 to kick a live freestyle in front of the videogaming crowd. As you’ll see, Supernat’ went hard, incorporating the games on display, the objects people passed up to him, and everything and anything in the room. It was beyond impressive and we were honored to have him.
So watch out for Supernatural’s upcoming album, The School of Verbal Self-Defense, and catch him on the road in a city near you. Webby Award winning Freestyle 101 goes up at 9 a.m. PST (that’s noon over on the east) every Tuesday. Make sure to dig our behind the scenes photos, visit us on MySpace and rant in our Forums. Next week we bring you a Comic-Con freestyle from Murs of Living Legends, followed by Skillz, Teflon, Thirstin Howll III, Kool Keith, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Charli 2Na, and many more. And if you dig Supernatural, check out webisodes with master freestylers P.E.A.C.E., Myka 9, Loaded Lux, Del the Funky Homosapien, Thirsty Fish and Tha Alkaholiks.