OG Maco is all about saving the children of the rage from a disastrous tomorrow, even if that means making him the black sheep amongst his rap peers.
The controversy surrounding Kidd Kidd being selected as an XXL Freshman continues, sort of. The G-Unit rapper was arrested in NYC last night, moments before he was set to perform on stage at the Best Buy Theater.
XXL magazine has their specific criteria on what constitutes a Freshman or not–and that’s perfectly fine. But that doesn’t always mean their selections don’t result in polarizing discussion that highlight a lot of questionable picks.
Vanessa Satten and her XXL magazine staff are very clever. Every year, they manage to create immense conversation from particular individuals who trend on social media because they are or are not included on the annual Freshman cover.
The XXL Freshman list has undoubtedly waned in popularity over the years, but nonetheless, it can’t hurt for an up-and-coming artist to be named as a next-generation superstar.
Among the 17 tracks on this year’s XXL Freshman mixtape was a collaborative gem by Joey Bada$$ and Action Bronson, titled “B.A.R’d (Beyond a Reasonable Doubt).” Fortunately, someone was considerate enough to provide a tagless version sans DJ Drama’s incessant yelling.
Logic was perhaps the least known artists to appear on this years XXL Freshman list, but the Baltimore rapper has worked his mystique into inking a deal with the house that Russell Simmons built. That’s right, the young MC is Def Jam’s latest signee, and to top it off, label EPV No I.D. will executive produce his debut album.
Whether you agree with XXL‘s Freshman Class Cover selections or not, the highly lauded issue is guaranteed to do two things: get the people talking and expose Hip-Hop fans to artists they may have previously never heard. In recent years, the publication has done their due diligence to improve the latter by giving the selected Freshman a […]
Diggy Simmons Straight Murders His Freestyle On Cosmic Kev’s Radio Show Diggy Simmons doesn’t want to be compared to people in his age group. Instead he wants to be compared to people you’re giving praise to. On Cosmic Kev’s Come Up Show in Philly the young emcee went hard showing why he really deserved a […]
Much like Eminem and his return, J. Cole has been leaving many impressions whenever he touches the microphone. Whether it be on his solo joints or giving the assist to fellow rappers, every verse delivered seems to leave an impact. Rhyming alongside the likes of Jay-Z, Wale, Jay Electronica, Mos Def and Talib Kweli, most […]