Give 2013 XXL Freshmen (Hosted By DJ Drama) a spin - it's the latest tape from XXL Freshmen 2013, having dropped on Wednesday, May 1st, 2013.
Bump 5th Anniversary Mixtape (Hosted by DJ Whoo Kid), the latest mixtape from XXL Freshman 2012, which dropped on Monday, April 9th, 2012.
The XXL Freshman list is always a huge conversation piece in the rap world, and this year should be no different. While the wait has seemed a little longer than usual, the full list and cover has now been revealed.
DJ Holiday brings us the radio premiere of 2014 XXL Freshman Lil Durk's new summer single "Party," which features Young Thug over production from Young Chop, a popping combination in the current rap climate, to say the least. Can you dig it, though?
Many of us were surprised to find out that Kidd Kidd nabbed a spot on the newly-revealed XXL Freshmen cover, and, even more surprised to see that it was the fan-voted 10th spot. Perhaps all the pushing from 50 Cent and G-Unit paid off.
Each year around the beginning of March, artists begin sending in pitches to XXL, hoping to wind up on the magazine’s highly-coveted Freshmen list.
With every XXL Freshman Class, there's bound to be MCs included who will eventually flop-- that's just the nature of trying to predict who will break out in the sea of up-and-coming rappers.
Earlier this afternoon XXL unveiled their 2015 XXL Freshmen cover after much anticipation. The cover's been a long time coming, with artists pushing for their spot several months ago.
Today XXL lets go their second group cypher from the 2014 XXL Freshmen list. After hearing Kevin Gates, Vic Mensa, August Alsina, Chance The Rapper and Isaiah Rashad's cypher yesterday, the bar was set pretty high.
XXL has finished the roll out of individual cyphers for each rapper on this year's XXL Freshmen list, and with that we get the first group cypher. The first cypher has Kevin Gates, Vic Mensa, August Alsina, Isaiah Rashad and Chance The Rapper.
Peep some footage giving you a look behind the scenes of the recent XXL Freshmen show in NYC, where Logic, Dizzy Wright, Action Bronson, Schoolboy Q, Travis Scott, Trinidad James, Joey Bada$$ and Kirko Bangz all hit the stage. Thoughts?
As is customary, each XXL Freshmen is filmed spitting an acapella freestyle for the XXL cameras. After unveiling the new cover at the beginning of June, XXL is ready to start rolling out the freestyles, and they begin with New Jersey's own Fetty Wap.
It's no secret that Rich Homie Quan turns up-- that much he admits in an official statement made today. However, the ATL rapper made it clear that his recent hospitalization had nothing to do with sipping lean, or seizures for that matter.
Lil Bibby is next up to bat in the on-going series of XXL Freshmen freestyles. This year there are twelve young rappers who made the list, and quite a few of them hail from Bibby's home of Chicago, including Chance The Rapper and Vic Mensa.
The annual XXL Freshmen list always causes some debate and controversy, there are rappers you feel should have made it the list and rappers you feel shouldn't have made it. Nonetheless, this year it seem unanimous that Chance The Rapper belongs on the list.