#ThrowbackThursday: 21 ‘Rap City’ Freestyles That Take You Back To ‘Tha Bassment’

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By: / November 20, 2014

Believe it or not, there was once a time when people ran home to watch BET, and one reason was for Rap City: Tha Bassment. When the freestyle segment was introduced to the program in 1999, it became yet another topic of debate for hip-hop fans. From its inception – back when host Big Tigger would step to the mic – several of your favorites have lit the booth on fire. From Jay Z’s shots at Nas, to Cam’Ron counting cash between bars, here are 20 Rap City freestyles that take you back:

Jay Z:

Kanye West:

Lil’ Wayne:

Nas:

Dipset:

G-Unit:

Eminem:

Lil’ Kim & Foxy Brown:

Redman & Method Man:

Wu-Tang:

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Ludacris:

Cassidy:

Common:

Snoop Dogg & Talib Kweli:

KRS-One:

Jadakiss:

DMX & Drag-On:

MC Lyte:

Beanie Sigel:

Kool G Rap:

Twista: