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XXL Freshmen 2015 Cypher 2 - GoldLink, Vince Staples and OG Maco

The one I have been waiting for. XXL have just released the 2nd part of this year’s Freshman cypher. DJ Drama is on the decks once again but, this time around, the beat is different. 320 more words

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XXL Freshmen 2015 Cypher 1 - Raury, Tink, K Camp and Kidd Kidd

Finally, they are arriving. The highly anticipated XXL Freshmen cyphers where everybody absolutely has to kill it. That’s not to say that everyone does though, although everybody at least TRIES to bring their A game. 217 more words

Freestyles

XXL Freshman 2015 freestyle - Kidd Kidd

New Orleans rapper Kidd Kidd has really been making a name for himself since joining 50 Cent’s G-Unit imprint in 2011. Formerly of Young Money/Cash Money, Kidd Kidd hits us with, perhaps, the longest XXL Freshman freestyle of all time, going in for 2 minutes. 126 more words

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XXL Freshman 2011 freestyle - Yelawolf

Every year when the Freshman issue of XXL is released, I end up spending a couple of days listening to some of the best freestyles from previous years. 156 more words

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XXL Freshman 2010 freestyle - OJ Da Juiceman (Worst freestyle ever?)

Staying on the topic of freestyles today, this… “gem”, just popped into my head. The XXL Freshman Class is a prestigious list, there are rappers who would surely kill to get their face on that cover. 160 more words

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XXL Freshman 2015 Freestyle - Vince Staples

It would seem that Vince Staples is allergic to bullshit. I can’t remember a time that I have hit the play button on some new Vince and been disappointed. 95 more words

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XXL Freshman Profile/Freestyle: Tink

After securing a spot on the 2015 XXL Freshman cover, Tink tells XXL about her nostalgic music and breaking out as a female MC.

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