"For me, it's any rhyme that's a stream of consciousness, so basically just whatever comes to me. [It] could be written down on paper or it could be off the head," West Coast alt-rapper Del The Funkee Homosapien tells the BoomBox when discussing what freestyle means to him.

The Bay Area emcee goes on to explain how some artists disagree on what counts as a freestyle and what doesn't. "Now, some people have an argument with that. Some people think a freestyle is strictly off the head and other people are like 'No, it's any rhyme that doesn't have a particular subject matter.' I would agree with the second one, but i don't like to argue."

It's not surprising that the rapper avoids arguments. He's made a career of avoiding some of the topics that have become the norm in hip hop, i.e. guns, gangs, drugs and sex. "I rap about all that stuff, I just don't rap about it in the same tone that other rappers rap about it in," Del says. "I don't like to push issues on people."

Check out Del's performance and interview after the jump.

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