Which Rapper Had the Best “Otis” Freestyle?


Since Jay-Z and Kanye West released “Otis” two weeks ago, there’s been a rush of MCs jacking the beat to freestyle over the Otis Redding-sampled instrumental. Time-tested duo Jadakiss and Styles P and Philly’s own Young Chris and Freeway traded bars in a way similar to Yeezy and Hov on the original, while Papoose and Skillz each chose to ride to the beat dolo. Pap, Young Chris and Freeway even shot impromptu videos for their respective freestyles. Busta Rhymes, with an assist from DJ Khaled, recruited a fresh out of jail DMX to growl and get busy over “Otis” as well. But who had the best do-over out of these five freestyles? Take a listen to each and cast your vote.

Busta Rhymes & DMX “Otis” Freestyle

  • jfl11

    I refuse to vote since xxl refused to put Skyzoo’s on here

  • http://NONE L Gilly

    Heltah Skeltah
    these dip shits put skillz on the list. Fucking hump. He sucks
    VA Stand down if he the illest in the state haha

  • 42 Lou

    BK stand up! Papoose kills it! He is a true artist his flow is bonkers! From his use of multi’s, wicked punchlines, and metaphors, his change in meter and dynamics his delivery is flawless!

  • SC

    It’s gotta either be Busta & DMX or Jadakiss & Styles P. Both of those are raw.

  • http://hotmail.com wza

    YOOOOOOOOO!!! Now that’s what I’m talking about. Real lyrics. I refuse to vote because they were all hot! This is what is missing in hip hop right now….People who can actually spit. I’m about to play them again.

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/reese45 Reese45

    If it was an actual freestyle I would give a fluck, but since these biters just trying to get on someone else’s beat, call it a remix and re-ask the question lil bruh

  • R-Word

    Where is Skyzoo!! #1 hands down!

  • Angel

    Papoose!

  • Bo Knocks

    I think Papoose went hardest, but this beat was made for Chris and Free.

  • http://blabla 1984

    Skillz simply killed it!

  • Tobes

    Tinie Tempah????

  • Quills Jones

    L Gilly go the bathroom open the cabinet and eat the pills ………… nigga Kill your self ………..2 up 2 down .VA all day!!!!!!!

  • oskamadison

    OK…I don’t know what the fuck X was talkin’ about…apparently neither did Bus ’cause dude straight strong armed X on that joint. i think Jada and Styles might have had the best one but I like Free and Chris’ joint too.

  • JAY

    MEEK MILL!!

  • SDAKAR

    R E K S ALBUM IS THE BEST OF 2011 , WHO DONT LISTEN, YOU’RE WEAK ……………………………..

  • 10ten

    Busta and DMX killed it!!! the rest were garbage..strait up

  • joe

    where is skyzoo?… no vote, skyzoo killed this end of story

  • balaramesh

    skills and pap were both dope.

    SP and kiss were too.

  • Now&4eVa

    LoX all day

  • bdubb

    Krept & Konan’s 1 is the best – even better than the original