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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!"
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"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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When MCs try to rhyme lines without having them memorized .. usually to dis eachothers in competions. The difference between free style and rap that rap focuses on the meaning more than rhyming .. free style as long as it rhymes it's in good shape and the best free style is the strongest or more powerful or has more impact when said.
y'all lookin' at ma definition .. like we're in a competion
I aint freestyler tryina rhyme .. i'm the boss dawg ya i shine?? Free style
by Beelzebub_n October 22, 2005
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It's when a MC flows with the lyrics from their head without having to write them down.
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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 06, 2011
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The most simple stroke in swimming. Freestyle is the first stroke most people learn when they are being taught how to swim. There are many types of people who do freestyle: the sprinters, who do 50-100 meters; middle distance, who do 200-400 meters, and distance, who do 800-1500 meters. Freestyle is the most popular event in competitive swimming,
"I love the 200 freestyle!"

"Me too! Everyone loves freestyle!"
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