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XXL Freshman 2016 Cypher's


It's the time that all the upcoming rap artists dream for, a chance for a big opportunity in the rap game, a chance to be on XXL Magazines Freshmans list. Last year we saw; DeJ Loaf, Fetty Wap, GoldLink, K Camp, OG Maco, Raury, Shy Glizzy, Kidd Kidd, Tink and Vince Staples all make the class of 2015 Freshmen. This years class of Freshman's were G.O.O.D Music signee Desiigner, 'What You Want' rapper Lil Uzi Vert, Kodak Black, 21 Savage, Dave East, Lil Dicky, G Herbo, Anderson .Paak, Lill Yachty and Denzel Curry. Just like every year XXL narrow their freshman list down to the worthy rappers. They get them in for a photo shoot, interview, freestyle, followed by the best part of the day where they put the rappers into groups and make them rap in the cyphers.

The first cypher saw the three artists; Desiigner, Anderson.Paak and Lil Dicky spit some hard hitting bars. Desiigner kickstarts the cypher with more melody than we are used to and sets the bar high for the rest of the group. I must admit Anderson.Paak disappointed me in his part of the cypher, his flow wasn't the greatest and the lyrics weren't too sharp either. This is a shame because I have heard a couple of Andersons tracks and I liked his sound.

Kodak Black, 21 Savage, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Yachty and Denzel Curry made up the next Freshman cypher, once again DJ Drama was behind the decks. This cypher seemed to have more energy, I don't know whether it is because they were more people in this one or the rappers were just feeling this Sikwitit beat more. Denzel Curry kick starts the cypher, followed by Lil Uzi and Kodak finishes the cypher firing a shots at Sikwitit production, when he asks "Who the f*ck picked this lil sorry ass beat".

The last cypher of the 2016 Freshman class, saw G herbo and Dave East rap with some fire bars over another Sikwitit beat. After the pair have recently released a collab together called 'Do It For', everyone had high hopes for their XXL cypher. After releasing a track together and being on this cypher, everyone will have hopes of these two making more tracks and sparking a good partnership.

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