The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show: UTK and Shockwave from Freestyle Love Supreme

”We are adding a showmanship and a theatrical element. It’s essentially a sketch comedy show, and the language is hip hop.” - UTK on what Freestyle Love Supreme adds to the traditional beatboxing and hip hop.

This week on The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show my guests are UTK and Shockwave of Freestyle Love Supreme, a group that improvises incredible music based on audience suggestions.

In this episode they discuss the mechanics of beatboxing, how to create rhymes on the spot, and make up a rap based on suggestions I’m reading out of a Sesame Street book.

“When you know that you’ve got something very funny, that you are doing, the only way that works is if the person you are doing it with is able to either match you or exceed what you are doing. And that is a sensebility, that if you are a hip hop artist, you don’t have because it is a competitive field and it is based on being the best. Whereas I don’t want to individually be the best, I want to be a part of a group that is raising the bar together.” - Shockwave on where their sensibility differs from traditional hip hop.

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