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Watch Letitia Wright freestyle with Angela Bassett and Winston Duke between takes on Black Panther

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Feb 24, 2018

Last week, we showed you the rapping power of Black Panther's Lupita Nyong’o and Letitia Wright (aka L.N.LW.). This week, the two offer up another example of their epic freestyling function with some guest stars like Angela Bassett (Ramonda), Winston Duke (M'Baku), and Danai Gurira (Okoye).

The two videos, courtesy of Nyong’o's Twitter account, show the castmembers chillin' in costume inside a tent in between takes on the movie as Wright (aka "MC Baby Underbite" bedecked in a poncho) freestyles her heart out while Duke provides his beatboxing services. Judging from her head gear and Duke's grass skirt, it looks like these videos were taken in between the ceremonial combat scene between T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) and M'Baku near the start of the film, where the two characters vie for the Wakandan throne.

"You better not leak this till the film comes out," raps Wright to the camera, which is supposedly being held by Nyong’o. "Black Panther cypher, let me decipher the code to lyrics of this flow, straight off the dome, never written, you know. I tell them look back, if you don't didn't know, man, I'm just gonna cook it like it's crack. But you didn't know I never did that before, one, to, three just comin' at your door. Princess Shuri. Yeah, with the throne." Then she gives a shoutout to Nakia and Okoye. 

In Part 2, Wright breaks out the lyrics on "Momma Africa," one's tribe and family. After two minutes of nonstop freestyling, she decides to hand the mic overself to someone else, saying, "Let me hand the mic over, stop hogging it. If you didn't know, got the hottest spits ... If you didn't know, I'm not a rapper, just an actor. But I still stay with the humble vibes ... Someone take over!"

Well, someone should take over. That girl deserves a break after belting out so many sick verses. Is there a record about longest on-set freestyle session that the movie can break in addition to all the box-office ones? If so, we suspect the only competition would have been on the set of Eminem's 8 Mile. Look out, Marshall, Shuri's comin' for ya!

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