Published Dec 19, 2012Brooklyn's Joey Bada$$ impressed the hell out of Exclaim! this year, having figured prominently on our best hip hop albums list and our top mixtape picks for his retro-styled 1999. The dude and his Pro Era pals are focusing on some seasonal rhymes at the moment, though, as evidenced by their gift-repping "How to Rap a Present Freestyle."
The video finds the crew kicking it on a pretty low-budget soundstage beside a beat-bangin' boombox and a Santa sack. Watch the crew go through some improvised lines about hail mary football passes, stuffed lions, socks, and a globe before sending us off with "Ho Ho Ho. Merry Christmas from your pro pro pro."