Springfield, MA singer and rapper Lomel joined us for episode 66 of Boston’s Big Podcast, and through the course of our two-hour conversation he stumbled on the idea of setting the Guinness World Record for the longest freestyle.
How long is that, you ask? Chiddy (of the once-popular duo Chiddy Bang) famously set the record at nine-plus hours back in 2011. Nine years later, that mark has been destroyed. Six months ago, Pittsburgh’s Frzy raised the bar to 31 hours. He had the crown for four months until Watsky clocked 33 hours on a livestream.
Lomel’s plan is to go 35 hours, 35 minutes, and 35 seconds. Boston’s Big Four will sponsor the event, which will most likely take place at some point this fall. (It takes about 12 weeks to hear back from the GBWR after submitting an idea.)
This might seem like a daunting task, but if anyone is capable it’s Lomel. For those who don’t know, freestyling is like breathing to this guy. He’s been known to craft entire songs on the spot. He doesn’t stop when the beat is done, he asks you to throw on another beat. He might ask for words or topics. But if it’s up to him, the session will never end. He’s the perfect candidate for this challenge.
Stay tuned for more details and an official date coming soon.
Go to the 2:13:50 mark to hear us talk about the idea: