Extempo Calypso / by Cyrus Moussavi

Before we had freestyle rap battles, guys were squaring off in Trinidad, dropping paragraphs of extempo disses in Calypso battles.  There's a lot said about the Jamaican influence on American rap, but the Trini tradition was huge as well, and a lot of our rappers grew up with calypso at home.  Modern day calypso stars Incredible Myron B (of Ebola Scare fame) and Mistah Shak dropped these little verses when I ran into them outside Kaiso House in Port of Spain last month...