Top Dawg Entertainment is hands down the best rap group of the 2010’s and it’s only just the beginning. This new emerging conglomerate has 4 California rappers that are different yet cohesive in their rawness. It’s not gangster or conscious rap but black hippy rap. Good to see their getting their shine and they have a great leader in Kendrick who is quickly on the rise to legendary. Shout out to XXL for putting them on their Oct/Nov 2013 issue which includes a special photo shoot by Jonathan Mannion and story by kris ex, which explores the fast-growing success of TDE as a label and the careers of the individual artists. The issue hits newsstands October 29th.
This years XXL names include Schoolboy Q, Trinidad Jame$, Joey Bada$$, Ab-Soul, Logic, Action Bronson, Kirko Bangz, Travi$ Scott, Dizzy Wright,Angel Haze, & Chief Keef. Here are their freestyle cyphers.
The XXL Freshman list has definitely been losing credibility in the streets the past few years. However, we love ScHoolBoy and his minute long freestyle for the magazine. Check out his freestyle below and stay tuned for Oxymoron, set to be released later this year.
XXL Magazine is featuring it’s top 10 MCs of the new Year. While the line-up may be disputable, you must give credit to them gathering a pretty decent set of rappers. Know them all? Haven’t heard a few of them ever in your life? Take the jump & find out names and more details on the spread.