With the new XXL App Ready or Not now at well over 100,000 downloads, it’s time to start putting the music to the test. Each month, XXLMag.com will enlist three industry insiders to listen to and rate the user freestyles which are recorded on the App and uploaded to XXLMag.com. Throughout April, hip-hop tastemakers DJ Drama, Dru Ha of Duck Down Music and senior VP of A&R at Island Def Jam Recordings Sha Money XL will assess these aspiring artists and their music.
Check out Sha Money’s thoughts on eight of this week’s recent submissions and upload your freestyles for a chance to be rated by Sha, Dram or Dru Ha.
1. NASA Hendrix, “Hendrix”
Not bad at all, I want to hear him over a track.
2. Justin Trevino, “Flow So Hot It’s The Opposite Of Freeze”
3. Jimmy White, “Fast Like…”
Flow is horrible.
4. Raymee, “Kick, Push”
No feeling in voice conviction.
5. Bollo Dinero, “I Used to Love H.E.R. 2011 (Rip Big Proof)”
I like this, charity, flow and strong voice.
6. Luis, “Keepin It Real”
7. Micblesing, “Freestyle 1”
8. Angwish, “Raw”