Three times a week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday), a new artist is featured on's The Break. An ideal destination for fans, artists, and industry members, The Break showcases up and coming talent, giving a brief introduction on the artist or group, and highlighting some of their standout music. Each month, industry insiders will team with XXL to rate and comment on the submissions.

For the month of April, rising producer who's crafted joints for Rick Ross and Wale ("600 Benz"), 50 Cent ("Outlaw"),  Fabolous ("Y'all Don't Hear Me Tho") and more, Cardiak—whom will serve as one of three judges—checked out the section to see what yesterday's talent (Nick Pratt) had to offer. Check out his comments below.

Nick Pratt
Overall: L

Nick Pratt "Comin' Dyne Clean" (to see more from Nick Pratt, click here)

I haven't heard of Nick Pratt prior to this [Break feature] but, tts something about his delivery I see. "Comin Dyne Clean"  is the best track I've heard from him. It's the best track he has because of the originality of the song.  It sounds like himself and could do somethings for him as an artist. It's one of those records I can hear everyone playing in the summer. His style is a blend between conscious, back-packer and that Houston flow. He has a good quality of visuals, something I could catch on MTV Jams.

"Who Want What/Break A Bitch Down (Freestyle)" is the least attractive song of the bunch. It doesn't stand out to me at all. The sample is overdue and freestyles in general don't show us the true artist. People do freestyles to associate themselves with the success of a particular record. Sometimes that won't work. But at the end of the day, he's a cool artist. He just need the right people in his corner for production, and chemistry has alot to do with it. #HeartFelt