While it's true most rappers aren't really going off the dome when they do radio station freestyles, it's still a way to show your skills and creativity.
Hot 97 has compiled two videos of the "top" freestyles of 2016.
Check Young M.A, Meek Mill, Joey Bada$$, Joe Budden, Don Q, Dave East, Tsa Surf, Murda Mook, Remy Ma and more below.
Which was your favorite?
And where would Shia Labouf -- who didn't do Hot 97 rank in all of this?