This wouldn't be a true hip-hop BBQ without some freestyle battles. Nas presides over the competition as the master of ceremonies. Rappers who fail to 'Make Nas Proud,' are quickly eliminated from the competition one-by-one.

Eventually, the MC comes to the conclusion he's not satisfied with the lyricism of these so-called spittas and refuses to crown anyone. He grabs the mic, turns towards the Roots and says, "The buddha monk's in your trunk, turn the bass up," before delivering his own freestyle. Somewhere in the party, J. Cole has the Notes app open on his iPhone, listening intently and taking pointers.

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