The XXL App Ready or Not is continuing to rack up downloads and positive reviews, and it’s time to again put the music to the test. Each month, XXLMag.com will enlist industry insiders to listen to and rate the user freestyles which are recorded on the App and uploaded to XXLMag.com. We’ve already seen ratings from hip-hop tastemakers DJ Drama, Dru Ha, Sha Money XL, and DJ Scream. Now, peep Statik Selektah’s thoughts on some of the recent submissions below, and be sure to follow him (@StatikSelektah) on Twitter. Are you ready or not?
$eRumble, “Behind The Curtains (Pu$$$yys)”
It’s ok…Better than a lot of others. Sounds like he used a rhyming dictionary, though.
HittMan, “Another Hook”
Overall: S (for cheating)
This is cool, but it ain’t a freestyle. It’s a song. Stick 2 The Script (pun intended).
Iron Fist, “Insatiable”
This one’s the best probably. Dude got flow. Definitely knows what he’s doing.
Rimestrike, “Roman’s Revenge”
Dude got flow, too. Sounds hungry; this is good shit.
Cultcha Shoc, “I Stay Fresh”
Sounds like Terrance Howard in Hustle & Flow. Homie is ok though for that style.
Steven Q The G.e.e.k
Dude is nice. I wanna hear him on a beat.
Cutty the King, ALL HIS SONGS
Sounds like a kid at a college party freestyling. No direction, and flooding the site wont help him get known.
Cauz, “Cutty the End”
Going back at cutty the king for “Ice Cream Cauz.” Lol. Some online battles! Haha. Nice to see competition, but I’ll skip this one. Whole lot of pauses.
Ace Cannons, “The Zone (Snippet Original)”
Dude sounds ok, but it’s kind of distorted. Heiro-sounding, though. Dope. Is it a freestyle, though?