Conscious Hip-Hopper, Supernatural, freestyled his way into history at this years Rock the Bells concert held in San Bernardino, CA this weekend.
The now legendary rapper beat the Guinness Book of World Records for the Longest Freestyle Rap with a time of 9 hours and 10 minutes besting the record set by Canadian rapper D.O.
“Basically keeping my breath and pacing myself were the hardest aspects for me but by the grace of God I made it,” Supernatural told AllHipHop.com.
The Rock the Bells festival has become synonymous with making Hip-Hop history since reuniting all the members of Wu-Tang on the same stage two years ago.
Chang Weisberg, the creator of the festival, says the world class hip-hop affair was the perfect place for Supernatural to break the world record, because the festival represents the best elements of Hip-Hop.
“Supernatural is arguably one of the best freestyler’s in the game and he proved it today,” says Weisberg. “Although the rules allowed him to do songs or covers of songs he wanted to put a little extra on the record and do it all freestyle and that’s what he did straight through it wasn’t a mental challenge for him at all, it was freestyle.”
Supernatural was joined throughout the day by friends, fans and peers showing support and adding the fodder for his freestyle as he dj’d to the spins of DJ Rhettmatic, DJ Rocky Roc, and Dialated Peoples DJ Babu.
The line up which included Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Redman, De La Soul, Aesop Rock, Living Legends, DEL The Funky Homosapien, Immortal Technique, MURS 3:16, Self Scientific, Visionaries, B Real, Dilated Peoples and Planet Asia, came to its apex when Wu-Tang graced the stage with a tribute to the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard.
The deceased rapper’s mother was brought out on stage and presented to the thousands of excited fans.
The shows line up was sprinkled with surprises throughout the show, including appearances from Phife Dawg and a special surprise set from Lauryn Hill.
Hill performed two new songs and took the crowd back as her live jazz band accompanied a funky rendition of “That Thing” and other favorites from her group, The Fugees.