Jay Pharoah impersonates Nicki & Drake

Jay Pharoah is 2 for 2 in his impersonations this morning next to Sway. He begins the interview as Nicki Minaj and weighs in on the Meek Mill vs. Drake beef. Then “5AM in Toronto” comes on and Pharoah breaks out into a freestyle in Drake’s voice. Some of these nonsense lyrics he spits and sings are absolutely hilarious. On top of that, that Trident line to close out was actually really dope too. Job well done, Jay.

ICYMI: Drake “Back To Back”

Eminem 6 minute Sway Freestyle

Classic, vintage Eminem.

Sway got Shady to spit for 6 minutes straight, a capella, and no celebrity was safe. Like, literally no one. Bill Cosby. Countless female celebs from present and past. Even Caitlyn Jenner with probably Em’s most controversial line.

Em’s wit and wordplay is at that elite level where he rhymes within lines and creates all sort of alliterations that also make sense to the actual content of the rap. Whoo! On that note, I’m playin’ this again. The genius is still heavy.

Mick Jenkins on Sway at SXSW

Mick Jenkins was one of the many artists to stop by Sway in the Morning on location in Austin, Texas late last week.

Today, the video of his in-studio performance of “The Waters” is up above and a portion of his sit-down with the crew talking Chicago and some of the things to watch out for on social media amongst the topics.

ICYMI, we caught Mick at the Hype Hotel and should have some more wrap-up coverage of our own Austin experience up shortly!

"The Chi is all I've known" | @mickjenkins in @hypem's #HypeHotel for #SXSW last night.

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Charles Hamilton “5 Fingers of Death Freestyle”

Charles Hamilton has re-emerged in the past month with a couple strong new records — the single “New York Raining” with Rita Ora and “Correct” — and now he keeps the momentum going with just as strong of an appearance on Sway’s “5 Fingers of Death Freestyle”.

He clearly goes off the top across some feel-good classics and needless to say, impresses, with a flurry of slick references (love the Saved by The Bell mention) and when Sway suggests a series of topics towards the end. Hamilton’s lazy flow is a pretty suitable fit for all of the beats on display too and this is one engaging listen up above.