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The music first developed in the early 1980's primarily in major cities like the New York, Philadelphia, and New Jersey area of the Eastern United States of America. It was a fusion of 70's disco and 80's breakdancing music, influenced also by sampling found in Hip-Hop. The genre can be further subdivided into Old Schooland New School. Old school was generally made before 1991.
FreeStyle music in general is heavily influenced by Latin music, especially with respect to rhythms and brass/horn and keyboard parts. The latin "clave" rhythm can be felt in many songs. The tempo of FreeStyle music is almost always between 110 and 130 BPM (Beats Per Minute), typically around 118 BPM. The keyboard parts are often elegant and clever, with many short melodies and countermelodies. Again a strong influence of latin music.
The electro funk sound was changed and refined adding Latin American rhythms and a totally syncopated drum sound. That was definitely a reason why the style came to be very popular among Latinas as well as Italian Americans. Hence, the names "Latin Hip Hop" or "Latin Freestyle". Now, the more neutral term "Freestyle" is generally preferred.
The theme of the lyrics is usually romantic with a positive message. The topics developed so far have not been overly complex, and are based more on a purely emotional response.
"Did you hear that new freestyle song on the radio last night? The song is slammin!"
or
"Are you going to the freestyle concert on Friday? There are going to be over a dozen freestyle acts singing that night."
by www.NewYorkFreestyle.com February 11, 2006
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A popular kind of old school music that was heard throughout the streets of Lower Westchester and the Bronx. It originated in the 80's and has a fast Latin electronic beat. Popular among Puerto Ricans and Italians who flourished in these areas at the time. Such artists of this kind of music are Stevie B., George LaMond, Exposè, and Lisa Lisa, etc.
Yo how was Steve B. at the Tuckahoe Columbus Day Festival?" "Absolutely incredible, I LOVE freestyle music.
by Brescianator April 6, 2011
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A highly experimental method of approaching problems (similar to the notion of "winging it" in many Western cultures). Merging elements of pragmatism and daredevil improvisation, freestyling has developed into a unique and controversial school of thought. There are currently plans to further its cult status by lobbying the Hong Kong government to include "freestyle" as a religion. Rumored to be pioneered by one "Nicholas" (alias "Darth Vader") of a prestigious high school in Hong Kong, freestyle-ing is seen as a rare and desirable quality only a select few posses.
1) Lets just freestyle the calculus test tomorrow.
2) Wah jing! That’s so lun freestlyle!
3) I love the smell of freestyle in the morning.
4) Self proclaimed "freestylers" and "freestylists" will be dealt with most harshly.
5) To attain true freestyle status, one must go to a French underground railway station in the early hours of the morning.
6) Diu! Another freestyle essay highlighting the parallels between Hitler's Final Solution and Modern Jihad? Why not throw in some ToK too while you are at it!
7) J-Dub: Have you seen freestyle Wong lately?
Ranger: Nope, but i think he's polishing his lightsaber with his father.
by Andrew Tong-Goh-Kim October 8, 2006
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De definitie van wat een freestyle is, is de afgelopen decennia veranderd. In de de jaren 80, was een freestyle een verse die geschreven is over een willekeurig onderwerp. In de j aren 90 evolueerde die definitie echter naar wat MC's uit de 80s "off the dome rapping" noemden: gewoon rappen wat er in je opkomt.

Tegenwoordig mag de definitie echter als volgt geinterpreteerd worden:

Een freestyle is een verse die geschreven of ter plaatse verzonnen is over een willekeurig onderwerp of thema.
Vette freestyle, man!

Uw freestyle skills zijn verbeterd sinds de laatste keer dat ik je zag.
by Truz0 April 29, 2020
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King of Queens- Danny: Still want to sleep in the bed, 'cause I sleep freestyle! (Removes Underwear). Spence: Fine, so do I. (Removes Underwear also)
by bRocMan October 29, 2007
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To have sex without using any sort of contraception.
Man, I got up in Shaneka last night, it was straight freestyle mayne!!!

Me and my man got our freak on this morning, and he wanted to freestyle.
by Terra27 March 28, 2008
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