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Although many might not know his name now, it may change as Wu-Tang affiliate and Midwest native M-Eighty looks to break the Guinness Book of World Records by giving the longest freestyle.

The record clocks at freestyle lasting 8 hours and 45 minutes and was set by underground Canadian rapper known as D.O.  Holding the record for years, the only other challenger came from the likes of MC Supernatural. 

Although no date has been set as of yet, the challenge will take place in Indianapolis and all fans will be able to serve as spectators for this momentous occasion. 

“I don’t think it was ever a question of whether I could freestyle for x amount of time; I believe you can do anything you set your mind to,” M-Eighty said in a statement.

“I chose to take on this obstacle because at the end of the day I am providing a great service to others and doing something life altering for an entire community in the name of education.” 

The event represents two different purposes for the rapper.  Aside from having his name etched in the Guinness book, he also looks to raise funds to be utilized in construction for a secondary school in Africa.  The journey has partnered him with the International Studies Program at Indiana University/Purdue University-Indianapolis and the Timmy Foundation whom are aiming to raise $30,000.    

Eight’s history as a rapper show the album started with the release of his debut album The Expert Explosive in 2002 which was then followed by 2003’s Snakes in the Garden of Eighty and 2004’s The 11th hour

He has performed with the likes of Killah Priest, Busta Rhymes, Kanye West, dead prez, Lil Flip, Twista and more.

Outside of the upcoming Guinness attempt, the rapper is expected to appear at a show with Raekwon at The Bluebird in Bloomington, Indiana on December 8 and at the IUPUI Student Center on December 19.

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