08/26/2010 02:43 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Rhymefest Talks Freestyling, Rap Battles, South Side Wal-Mart

We wanted to interview an expert on freestyling, someone we can dive into the brain with and attempt to break down the creative and technical process of battle-rapping. We found that person in Rhymefest, Chicago native, community activist and Grammy-winning hip-hop artist. Rather than articulate it in print, we collaborated with Rhymefest in a short film called "The Art of Freestyling."

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