D.O. Guinness World Record for Longest Freestyle
D.O.’s 8 hour 45 second Guinness record freestyle July 2003
Words by: Addi ‘Mindbender’ Stewart
In 2003, the Guinness Book of World Records was set for the Longest Freestyle Rap, and it was achieved by a Canadian by the name of Duane “D.O.” Gibson of Sarnia, Ontario, which not surprisingly stands for Defy the Odds. Fittingly rocking a Lebron James Cleveland Cavaliers jersey, from nearly noon until the sun went down, D.O. freestyled off the top of the dome for 8 hours and 45 minutes. Certified by the Guinness Book of World Records, he had officially claimed the throne from world renown freestyle champion Supernatural, a friendly competitor who gives D.O. the utmost respect for being the first rapper ever to have a video documented piece of evidence to support the claims to have done The World’s Longest Freestyle. During D.O.’s record-setting adventures, he rhymed about everything from the people walking by listening to his lyrical ingenuity to birds flying in the sky while he entertained at D.O. at an outdoor car festival in front of hundreds of people standing in the hot sun for all 8 hours! D.O. stayed hydrated throughout the day by eating fruit while he freestyled. D.O. is also one half of the group the Art of Fresh with Slakah the Beatchild. Being the first ever to get his name in Guinness is a record for both D.O. and for Canada that nobody can ever take away. Check part 1 of 8 videos of D.O. freestyling in 2003.
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