Not even the Good Book could help bible rapper Marshall Pope with his attempted freestyle, a short but sweet feature video for Saturday Matinée.
It’s a lazy Saturday so rather than give you a full documentary or film, we’ve decided to show a comical video of how not to freestyle live on TV. Marshall Pope is a author-cum-rapper-cum-poet who appeared on ABC’s Talk of Alabama to promote some of his poetry and it came to the moment when he was asked to show off his rhyming prowess. However, Mr Pope couldn’t find the words and froze – in between muttering the words “this is live?” – before the presenter handed him one of his books to recite from. No doubt Marshall had and still has his heart and soul in the right place but if you’re gonna freestyle, you gotta be ready. Let that be a lesson to you wannabe rappers out there: be prepared or bring a book with you just in case.
Stream it below.