XXL Freshmen 2014 Cyphers

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All Together Now.

Last but certainly not least, Jarren Benton, Lil Bibby, Jon Connor and Troy Ave end this year’s XXL freshmen class cypher on a good note. See you next year.

 

Part 2:

With DJ Drama on the 1s and 2s, Rich Homie Quan, Ty Dolla $ign and Lil Durk pick things up for XXL‘s freshmen class cypher.

 

Part 1:

Now that XXL‘s freshmen class has been enrolled, the magazine gathers Kevin Gates, Vic Mensa, August Alsina, Isaiah Rashad and Chance The Rapper to kick off their cypher. Gates and August would make for an interesting collaboration.

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  • Vurbz Fenomeno

    wow…so weak

  • REALLY23

    Kevin Gates had the best verse. Chance did good too.

  • The Rock says

    Just waitin for a new guy to really be nice, cuz these guys aint it mannnn smh,

  • Viva La Raza

    August killed it…
    Kevin Gates went in.
    Vic was funny…

  • Lee Miller

    why drama faking in the background pretending to dj -_-

  • Lee Miller

    that boy chanooo

  • http://tinyurl.com/3d3btuy Belize

    Vic mensa just breathes lamo

    • Jbakex

      yea

  • http://tinyurl.com/3d3btuy Belize

    Kevin Gates verse tho >

  • THE REAL mac DIESEL

    I FEEL SORRY FOR THE FUTURE OF HIP-HOP!!!! SMFH!!!! THIS IS A FUCKIN’ JOKE, RIGHT???

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

    • Lee Miller

      don’t i have another site to go hate on

      • THE REAL mac DIESEL

        I FEEL SORRY FOR YOU TOO!!!!

        DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

    • IKEEPIT100

      As much as u can be a dick! I must agree when the truth is spoken, This new generation is full of fucking wack as young boy raps. Ima miss when the grown gangsta rap usta be around in the late 90s errly 2000s ..these kids aint gonna know shit about real hip hop! Im not even given this video a listen! Nothin but trash ! Fuck the new generation!

      • THE REAL mac DIESEL

        YOU CAN’T DIFFERENTIATE WHO IS WHO BECAUSE NONE OF THESE NEW NIGGAS GOT ANY STAR QUALITIES TO SEPERATE THEMSELVES!!!! HIP-HOP IS FORTUNATE TO HAVE KENDRICK, DRAKE, AND J.COLE TO CARRY THE TORCH!!!! BECAUSE AFTER THEM, THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NOBODY!!!!

        DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION !!!!

        • Accounts

          J cole is as wack as anybody else

          • THE REAL mac DIESEL

            YOU TALKIN’ SHT!!!! FUCK YOU NIGGA!!!!

            DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

          • Accounts

            He’s as mediocre as they come

          • M.A.T.

            ^ Don’t respond to this ignorance.

          • Accounts

            Give me one outstanding line or song from j cole I can be convinced if there’s evidence I got a couple mixtapes and born sinner I just don’t hear what you hear I guess

          • M.A.T.

            Can I Live, Lights Please, Hold It Down, Losing My Balance, See World, Looking for Trouble, It Won’t Be Long, Return of Simba, Lost Ones

            Look, I can see someone saying they don’t like his music. That’s completely fine. Not everyone likes the same stuff; however, to say that he’s mediocre is a stretch. Because then I’d have to ask compared to who? In what context are we talking about? Of all time? Or compared to the people that are making music right now? I like him because he has songs that tell stories that for the most part I can relate to. I at least have a good idea of who he is as a person when I listen to his music. Something, in my opinion, that isn’t done enough today…

          • Accounts

            I don’t dislike homies music it’s just meh whatever to me honestly…If I compare him to all time greats wait I can’t even do that because homie is nothing special so I won’t…i mean if you are comparing him to trash rappers I guess can see why he stands out but you don’t have to listen to trash you can listen to great timeless music any time…honestly I was more responding to the star quality thing that the “don’t hate my opinion” guy was speakin on…j cole seems pretty bland in all the interviews I’ve seen also I feel like everything he’s trying to do has been done way better… If you want lyricist I can list like 20 that shit on homie something nasty… His flow has been mediocre since I’ve heard Friday night lights with absolutely no innovation whatsoever…his catalogue is weak to me…I think his persona is just sub par for an entertainer in general…at the end of the day he’s a entertainer who doesn’t entertain me and there way to many other better options of shit to listen to…give me a gibbs mixtape any day

          • M.A.T.

            Okay then we’ll agree to disagree. haha I’m talking about him standing out to today’s rappers. To be honest comparing anyone new to someone who’s already solidified their legacy is never fair to me. Instead of putting them in the shadows, let them be their own person and once they’re done then maybe we can compare.

        • Weezy

          Ummm You forgot Big K.R.I.T. But it’s all good. Keep on sleepin on him.

          • THE REAL mac DIESEL

            UMMMM, BIG KRIT IS A FUCKIN’ BORE!!!! THAT’S WHY I’M SLEEPIN’!!!! HA!!!! FUCK THAT BORING ASS NIGGA!!!!

            DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

      • mars

        Ima bring it back . RIPhop mixtape coming soon

    • GetReal

      rap aint for you old ass niggas no more get off the internet and listen to wutang bitch

      • THE REAL mac DIESEL

        RAP IT AIN’T FOR YOU SOFT SKINNY JEAN WEARIN’ YUPPIES!!!! GET OFF HIP-HOP!!!! YA’LL NEW NIGGAS AIN’T BUILT TO LAST!!!! SO FUCK YOU NIGGA!!!!

        DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

        • GetReal

          you always talking shit but when your old ass was my age the old heads before you were hatin saying the same shit that the music was becoming garbage so shut the fuck up because your opinion on it is irrelevant if you keep coming to these blogs daily, just know your old bum ass couldnt evolve with the music

      • M.A.T.

        I’m actually okay with this suggestion. haha The funny thing is that you’re saying it like it’s an insult. Like there’s something wrong with going back and listening to older music. Every once in a while someone new will come out and get my attention with some good music. When there isn’t anyone, I always go back and listen to the stuff that has stand the test of time.

    • http://batman-news.com thetruth

      i agree with you again but you an asshole. if i keep agreeing with you i think im becoming an asshole

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/ViLLyViLLz?feature=mhee $pruce Yee

    Chance, vic and isaiah could make songssss for dayss doeee…

    • Brian B.Dot™ Miller

      Chance verse was weak.

      • Shipwreckdakota

        you weak

      • bdotkiller

        chance doesnt do off the top well, if you’ve watched his interviews you would know this, so he took a verse from a song. not like it hasnt been done before. rather see him spit a written verse than a weak off the top like everyone else (besides isaiah)

      • Matthew Holman

        Real talk, Vic’s tha one lettin me down with his generic-ass verses

  • The Incredible Creation

    August with the chorus for the cypher! lol 2015 = 4thQu’s time to shine.. http://alltheparticulars.blogspot.com/

  • 2 cents

    Chance spittin that home studio verse….real disappointing

  • bd

    kevin gates rode the beat like Juvie…dope

    • IKEEPIT100

      Rode the beat like juvie??? The fuck , maybe like a juvenile but not juvie the great clean ya fucking ears son

  • juice

    Kevin Gates rapped these dudes up honestly….

  • IKEEPIT100

    I feel bad for this generations of pussys…LYRICAL WHO?? These waffle skin mother fuckers suck! Point. Is these guys got no spark nor shine mother fuckers are a bunch of clones of nobodys in hip hop

  • Kay-R

    Gates had the best verse. The rest were shits. Rashad got mad potential doe!

  • Fiyah

    So this Vic Mensa kid is gonna do this phone bit every time he spits or what?

  • jordan

    Vic yo chill with that corny phone skit shit. cant believe Gates bodied everyone smh

  • Carlos Danger

    it was cool but somebody should have came harder after gates but it was nice.

  • MassConglom

    At least Vic is actually freestyling off the top of the dome.

  • Everybody

    Vic is a clown and Chance is an idiot. August, Rashad and Kevin did their thing but this shit reminds me of some Making the Band foolery.

  • THE REAL mac DIESEL

    MORE OF THE SAME FROM THESE WEAK NEW NIGGAS!!!! THE FUTURE OF HIP-HOP IS VERY GRIM!!!! THESE NEW NIGGAS IS BUMS!!!! FUCK OUTTA HERE!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

    • BK!!

      Mannnnnnn…..Hip Hop is in a state of EMERGENCY!!!PREACH!!!

  • guala805

    A&Rs need to stop thinking out of pocket and start searching for some real rap talent. This is disrespectful to the culture lol

  • DJBUMRDER

    So Rich Homie just gonna go and rap a verse he already put out on a track? Weak……

  • ADP

    every single one of these guys sucks. Every….single….one

  • digitallife

    These cats have deals…for what 2 for 1 at McDonalds…gtfoh…trash!!

  • el jim chapo guzman

    why does RR keep old comments for new updates. new updates new comments RR come on guys.

  • el jim chapo guzman

    Rich Homie Quan came off Lil Durk was weak i don’t no what the fuck ty dolla $ign was doing sound shit.

  • Sam

    There are a lot of haters on this. I think everyone was cool except Vic. They all have their own style its cool how eclectic hip hop is getting. Its starting to branch out to new styles like every other genre of music has in the past. Don’t hate appreciate.

  • DAMN RICH HOMIE

    DAMN RICH HOMIE! U ONE OF MY FAV. NEW ARTISTS OUTCHEA AND U JUSS GON USE THE “WEIGHT UP” VERSE? I GUESS I JUST WANTED TO HEAR SUM NEW DOPE SHIT… THAT “WEIGHT UP” JNT WIT GUAPO AND OFFSET CRANKS…

  • C’mon Son

    Troy recycled his bars…AGAIN.

  • Ocho

    Jarren Benton?? or whoever went in tho!

  • Viva La Raza

    some sick MC’s & some trash rappers..

    cockiness dont mean you can rap..
    but Jon Connor & Jarren Benton killed it

  • Vurbz Fenomeno

    UPDATE..wow..still weak

  • Everybody

    *Update* This shit is SO bad! I mean this is all the industry has to offer?! *DEEP SIGH*

  • Rgeezy

    Only cat that spit nice was Jon Connor, although he sounds like Crooked I. The rest of these dudes was trash.

  • Anwar Vito G Knight

    Bibby and Troy Ave spit! Nice shit1

  • eastpointvet

    Bibby aint even bob his head to the rest lol

  • CZO

    Troy Ave just made me a fan.

  • CZO

    K.Gates made me run this shit back like 5x

  • The Rock says

    y is xxl giving the weakest class ever so much love

  • cA

    Jon Connor SNAPPED!

  • Mike Stu Boy O’Brien

    KG aka Kevin Gates is a FN beast and the future of Rap… Stu Boy 29

  • joeymontana617

    This was dope or XXL to do!!!!! I slepted on Jon Connor and chance the Rapper. them cats can flow! The whole shyt was interactive and dope! #hiphop

  • Kay-R

    Lil Bibby is bold wit it. He ain’t bopped his head once when they were rappin’ plus he DISSED em in they faces straight lol!

    He gets my respect for that.

    Conner killed.

  • hiphops savior

    jon conner had the best freestyle but chance killed it wit that line about the bears

  • Damian Marshall

    Benton went in, Connor ill verse,

  • Philly

    Troy Ave should’ve been a little more concerned with not getting his ass handed to him by Jarren & John and less on that stack of dollars which mean absolutely nothing in a cypher. I bet he thinks he really flossed out, huh? LOL.

  • realtalk82

    Jarren Benton and John Connor are dope as hell. Gates was dope and Troy Ave always flossin.