Whats fucked up is I remember acouple years ago having conversations with hella OG heads about freestyling...that was when I was at my hungriest as far as freestyling went. every single party, show, blunt sessions, i was rapping. six, seven hours in a row of freestyling. for days, weeks, and months on end. I was gettin respect in my hood and hella bitches jockin my styles every where i spit. I was in some legendary Bay Area cyphers...I dont need to speak on all that tho. At the same time, I rapped so much, I fuckin damn near pissed off everybody around me at one point or another. not only do i have a particularly whoriderish and abbrasive rap style, i was becoming incredibly competitive and battlin muthafuckas any chance i got. i was THAT guy. i got some stripes for that behaviour most definitley but i also made a lotta homies wanna quit rappin or atleast feel hella discouraged. When I started doin the damn thang and gettin known on the battle circuit, the OG heads would tell me that 'battlin will ruin your freestyles'...i never believed them. no fuckin way. in fact, when i first got around a lot of the really talented cats that i hadn't been exposed to before (i.e. franco, passwurdz, the saurus, nocando, borat, xi, miller, yak, frank jones, illmaculate, and okwerdz)...and really built and got down, my freestyles started to improve exponentially...and belive me, I still posess my supermutant freestyle ability...that shit aint no joke. but the battles did fuck me up. and i started tryin to rhyme in a style that partially wasn't me just to appease/appeal to the crowds more easily. and its fucked up because i feel like all of yall are obvious correct, you must have a certain style RIGHT NOW in order to flourish in the battle world...but does that change the fact that the shit aint right? blah blah blah, i know, booo fuckin hoooo. but still, ima do me like peewee...wherever i spit. AND I'VE BEEN USIN 'MULTIS' AND STACKIN 'EM LIKE MAD YEARS BEFORE I EVEN KNEW WHAT THE FUCK THEY WERE...you techno douche fucks...maybe thats why those who know know and those who don't don't. and to PROLIFIC: Cuzzo, do you find it ironic that your idol Sage Francis called you out on not being original and being wack and formulaic and then you proceed to make a thread on rapmusic.com about 'punchline FORMAT'...what the fuck? not tryin to be a dick, homie, just pointing out the irony of the situation. FRESH COAST. GRAPES IN A SWISHER... and im ghost.