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Watch XXL Freshmen cypher, freestyles from Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$ & Angel Haze

on April 23, 2013, 5:35pm

xxl 2013 freshman class cover Watch XXL Freshmen cypher, freestyles from Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$ & Angel Haze

Since 2008, XXL magazine has rolled out an annual list of the top 10 most promising young rappers, AKA its Freshman Class. The criteria for inclusion is all subjective, based primarily on a rapper’s current hype or the staying power of his/her debut album. Kendrick Lamar, Danny Brown, Kid Cudi, and Big K.R.I.T. all received nods in past installments, but this year’s class is especially impressive with the induction of Action Bronson, Angel Haze, Joey Bada$$, ScHoolboy Q, and Ab-Soul, among others. XXL has also recruited each rapper to film a freestyle, along with several group cyphers. Below, check out the first such cypher featuring Bronson, Bada$$, Ab-Soul, and Travi$ Scott, followed by freestyles from Bronson, Bada$$, Ab-Soul, Haze, and ScHoolboy Q.

Cypher featuring Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, and Ab-Soul

Action Bronson freestyle

Joey Bada$$ freestyle

Angel Haze freestyle

ScHoolboy Q freestyle

Ab-Soul freestyle

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SIC ILL
March 26, 2014 at 3:47 am

This was a great class. SIC ILL also deserves to be on the XXL Freshman list. He’s like Logic. No doubt, he’ll be on here next year. SIC ILL – Labyrinth Zone Act 1 [Official Video] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22eeZneaGNY