“How You Like Me,” XXL’s Recap on the 10 Freshmen for ’10

J. Cole
Just when J. Cole’s buzz seemed like it was subsiding, the Fayetteville, North Carolina, rapper dropped his Friday Night Lights mixtape last November to universal acclaim. He also rocked stages with big brother and Roc Nation label head Jay-Z, scored a genuine hit with the Miguel collab “All I Want Is You” and released his own single, “Who Dat.” While his Roc Nation debut has yet to be released, Young Simba’s crowning ceremony is definitely overdue.

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  • http://youtube.com/kidmus1c K.I.D.

    my goal is to be a freshman within 1 or 2 years…check out some stuff i started to upload…


  • The187Worm

    Jay Rock n Nipsey Hussle only good cats out of them….rest are shit..Whiz waaaaay overrated!!!…YaBoy shoulda been on this shit many times……but XXL is a fucking retarded business and honestly doesnt know hiphop/rap….

    • j

      so true ya boyyy killss

    • Beast

      I like Nipsey and Jay Rock too but there not better than J. Cole.

  • Midas Touch

    Cole World.

    Say no more.

  • Realist UpNorth

    Nipsey, Big Sean, Coleeeeeeee world nuff said homies

  • POKE

    big sean all the way rest are average wiz is whack shit

  • T

    Cole and Fashawn are the only ones with talent. Shoutout to the rest though.

  • D

    Cyssero shoulda been a freshman last year nd wtf is meek mill a freshman for? not that he doesnt deserve recognition but i been known bout him 4 like 3 r 4 years

  • LoSo

    Nipsey Is The Truth N I’m From The East…Like Nipsey Hu$$le Is The Future I’m Not Tryin To be A Groupie Or Anything but Nipsey Is Wat The World Should be Listenin To
    “All Money In NO Money Out 100″
    J. Cole Is Ight I Think I Need To Listen To More Of His Shit b4 I Can Say Anything Else
    Wiz Is Dat Shit To All Day Puffin On Them Planes N Drinkin Dat OJ
    Pill Is Ight I’ve On Heard Like 1 Song Though
    OJ Da Juiceman I’ve Heard Is Ight but I Don’t Listen To His Shit
    Who Is Freddie Gibbs, Donnis, and Fashawn? Like i’m Not Hatin On Them I Just Never Knew They Put Out Music
    Big Sean Is Da Shit As Well Yo G.O.O.D Music Needs To Put Him On More Songz
    Jay Is Nice To but I Think He Needs To Put Out More Music

  • kidnothing1

    J. Cole is probably the best, but Fashawn, Big Sean, Nipssey, Donnis are nice too

  • jdub

    The best overall lyricist in this group is fashawn hands down.

  • chase

    yens are crazy, wiz blew up and is takin over, yens are jealous