Fresh “Cryin’ 4 Rap”

Show & Prove Presents…Soundcheck [Editor’s Note: Soundcheck is not an XXL Magazine or XXLMag.com co-sign. It offers a platform for up-and-coming artists to be heard. You be the judge.]

Name: FRESH ’85

Years Of Experience: 11 years (professionally since 12 years old)

Hometown: Bronx, NY

Musical Influences: Jay-Z, Tupac, Nas & KRS-One

Favorite Rap Album: Jay-Z’s Reasonable Doubt

Sales Pitch: “I Am Hip Hop!

Fresh ’85 “Cryin’ 4 Rap”
[Audio:http://www.xxlmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/cryin-4-rapbangers.mp3]

http://www.youtube.com/dopedarockstar

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  • http://www.xxlmag.com brand-new

    first!!!!!!!

  • http://www.xxlmag.com brand-new

    first!!!!!!

  • cantstopme

    dam this is legitimate

  • http://myspace.com/estchill Chill

    Far frum wack. Would try n collabo wit bul, im diggin what he saying. Beat could be better

    myspace.com/estchill

  • steph

    Good stuff

  • http://WWW.MYSPACE.COM/TK1RECORDS TK1

    Not Bad- Dude is kinda ill—- Keep doing your thing..

  • Rodjilius

    pretty good he really spittin some real shit

  • HOLLYWOOD_P

    He can spit…but whats up with all the good rapers being terrible artist….make a good solid hook to go with those great lyrics and you might be on to something …

    myspace.com/collinsgriffin

  • E-Fleezy

    god is nice, hook coulda been much better tho.

  • http://xxlmagazine Toone

    Yea niggas need to bring back dat soulfoul shit project music

  • http://xxlmag.com the brown

    Yo!…He’s alright. It’s just one song so we’ll see. Sounds a bit like Big L’s style.
    Sounds like New York. But Muhfuckas nedd to stop labeling themselves and let the public decide!

  • http://xxl I AM THE SOUTH

    WUTZ GOOD IMA TEXAS BOI AND HE IS KINDA NICE, BUT WUT U NIGGAZ GOTTA UNDERSTAND IS THAT YA’LL NIGGAZ UP NORTH ARE GONNA RAP ABOUT WUT YA’LL GO THREW, JUST LIKE US IN THE SOUTH, IN THE SOUTH WE PARTY ALL DAY AND ALL NIGHT SO THATS SHIT THAT WE’RE GONNA RAP ABOUT, BUT DONT GET IT TWISTED SOME OF US SPIT SOME REAL SHIT, JUST LIKE NIGGAZ IN THE WEST GANG BANG, SO THATS THE SHIT THAT THIER GONNA RAP ABOUT, NOW ALL OF A SUDDEN ITS ALL ABOUT BEING LYRICAL, YALL NIGGAZ GOTTA THINK BACK PAC WASNT ALL DAT LYRICAL

    • datpiff

      Did u jus say Pac wasnt lyrical

  • http://www.myspace.com/dreemcreative Dreem

    I think he’s new and improved to what the industry is giving us right now….very clean slick flow, and ability to keep ME listening…(dont know ’bout you other listeners)…but I’ll be looking out for more of the Freshness….

  • b-wizard

    FRESHNESS!!!
    about damn time! a real cat spittin’ real rap & real lyrics! dude def. got something to say that relates to all of us who love and listen and live to hip-hop’s beat! REAL TALK!!
    too many fake ass label people, fake ass actin’ rappers, and too many people in rap who don’t live the culture or care about the community! they only care about their cars, cribs, and mortgages in the suburbs!!! but they don’t have a problem making a living and eating off the back of hip-hop! WACK!!! “IT’S TIME FOR A CHANGE,” AS BARACK OBAMA CLEARLY STATES!!!
    dope shit, MR FRESH!!!
    KUDOS!!

    B-WIZARD

  • Don’tBelieveTheHype

    Needs some bling and some Autotune.

  • Snakeyez

    Cuz is ok. I agree with most though. Beat is so so hook is garbage though. Definitely makes me wanna hear more.

  • D-Squared

    This is my boy. I can’t wait for his album to drop.

  • Dusty Boy

    This nigga wreckin’!! Thats whats up!!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/darkchocolate413 Exclusive Mizz Dark Chocolate

    Personally I think Fresh’s lyrics are sick and somethin hip hop hasn’t heard in a long time! A little more exposure and he’ll blow up fo sure! Love the track!!!

  • Edison

    Fresh 85′ will never get any airplay because his song has substance. All he has to do is start writing 1983 rhymes add it to a wack-ass downsouth track and then all these magazines will also consider him the greatest rapper alive.

  • D.O.

    Definitely the best Soundcheck yet. I’d listen to more music from this dude. The lyrics and beat fit well together, the hook could use a little work though.

  • http://www.thetrendsetter.wordpress.com Always Curvvy

    I can’t speak for everyone else but I’m tried of the GIMMIC…. It’s about time!!! Fresh is DOPE and this is exactly what hip hop needs right now. I love it and can’t wait to hear more.

    Fresh needs to be signed….STOP PLAYING

  • Chris

    is there any way i cana get this track

  • Feedback

    Damn, sounds good as fuck, better than more than a half of wayne’s album hahah.

  • The Union Cdt

    i likes homie

  • SOFAKING

    Dude is good…definitely potential to be great. Damn i like how there is nothin but love for this dude. What is his myspace page??

  • NAWLEDGE

    WAAAAAAYYY

  • NAWLEDGE

    WAAAAAAAYYY better than that “Wing Clap” bull ish they put up a couple weeks ago. Dude is nice.

  • Swilliam

    Ya, how can I get this track does dude got a myspace or something? shit was tight cousin holla

  • Eclipse

    keep doing your thing homie!!! I’m feeling this shit bro, for real. I didnt wanna check this shit out first, cuz I was like this is probly gonn be just another dirty south bullshit rap about some bitch shit. But I regret even flexin that thought, this shit pretty proper bro!!! KEEP IT UP

  • Q! tha Great!

    nice lyrics dude, track is real nice too. At least he got that thirst to spit about something important to him and not bullsh!t he think people wanna hear. keep doing you homie! I’ll be be checking for more material FRESH

  • 90′s Hip-Hop is better

    9 out of 10… A real rap artist.

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  • theREALrob

    yeah! good music will never die. fuck a hook, this shit bangs.

  • the G.O.D

    Peace

    nice…guess hip hop might have a few more heartbeats left

    Peace

  • Saint

    My hats off to you “FRESH 85′ this is a well balanced track and flow….keep it up..

  • bhillboy37

    You will never hear from this guy again.

    • FaMe

      LOL. The crazy part is, you’re probably right. I’m from the Bronx too and his track isn;t bad at all but when you google this guy, nothing comes up. Did he start rapping 2 weeks ago or some shit? How do you have no promo on you and you don’t even have a myspace link for yourself. WTF is a youtube page? I don’t wanna see no videos of you spittin in your house fam

      Step your team up. Get a manager worth something. HB Management is doing it. Hit them folks up. http://www.myspace.com/hbmanagement

      Either way, BX ALL DAY!!!

  • HIP HOP I AM

    Wow… this guy actually sounds like he has something to say. This is what Hip Hop should be… not that Lil’ Wayne trash. XXL, you’ll should stop wasting your readers time and give this guy and artists like him a feature!

    Hip Hop I AM…

  • nantambu

    Wow!!! This kid is the truth, take it back to the bronx, BX stand Up, I can’t wait to hear the more from this Hip Hop Star on the rise!!!!!

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