What’s the Best XXL Freshmen Collaboration in the Last Year?

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  • sean-wiz
    What's the Best XXL Freshmen Collaboration?
    Back in April of 2011, <a href="http://www.xxlmag.com/features/2011/04/head-of-the-class-whats-the-hottest-xxl-freshman-collaboration-poll/" target="_blank">we asked</a>, What's the Hottest <em>XXL</em> Freshman Collaboration? Since then, there's been a new class and plenty of mixtapes, albums and collaborations from Freshmen. Last week, Kid Ink and MGK, both of the 2012 class, linked up for the "Hell and Back (Remix)," which got us thinking again: What's been the hottest collaboration since we last asked? There have been dozens. Heer are 31 of our favorite since April 2011 (and not including songs with other rappers on them—only former Freshmen). Which do you think is the best?
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    Big Sean featuring Lupe Fiasco “Wait For Me,” <em>Finally Famous</em> (2011)
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    Wale featuring Kid Cudi “Focused,” <em>Ambition</em> (2011)
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    Wale featuring Big Sean “Slight Work,” <em>Ambition</em> (2011)
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    B.o.B featuring Roscoe Dash “Guest List,” <em>E.P.I.C.</em>
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    Kid Ink featuring Nipsey Hu$$le “Get Mine,” <em>Wheels Up</em> (2011)
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    Roscoe Dash featuring Wale “Into The Morning,” <em>J.U.I.C.E.</em> (2011)
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    CyHi the Prynce featuring Big Sean“Woopty Doo,” <em>Royal Flush 2</em> (2011)
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    Ace Hood featuring Meek Mill “Same Dream,” <em>Body Bad Vol. 1</em> (2011)
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    Wiz Khalifa, Curren$y and Big Sean "Dot Dot Dot" (2011)
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    Wiz Khalifa, Curren$y and Big Sean "Proceed" (2011)
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    Wiz Khalifa, Curren$y and Big Sean "Weed Brownies" (2011)
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    Wiz Khalifa, Curren$y and Big Sean "O.T.T.R." (2011)
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    Ace Hood featuring Meek Mill “Same Dream,” <em>Body Bad Vol. 1</em> (2011)
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    Big K.R.I.T. featuring Yelawolf “Happy Birthday Hip Hop” (2011)
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    Meek Mill featuring Big Sean “Burn,” <em>Dreamchasers 2</em> (2012)
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    Meek Mill featuring Kendrick Lamar “A1 Everything,” <em>Dreamchasers 2</em> (2012)
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    Meek Mill featuring Wale and Big Sean “Take U Home,” <em>Dreamchasers 2</em> (2012)
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    Wale & Meek Mill featuring French Montana "Actin' Up," <em>Self Made 2</em> (2012)
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    French Montana featuring Ace Hood “You Don’t Hear Me Though” (2012)
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    Curren$y featuring Wiz Khalifa and Big K.R.I.T. “Jet Life,” <em>The Stoned Immaculate</em> (2012)
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    Curren$y featuring Wale “What It Look Like,” <em>The Stoned Immaculate</em> (2012)
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    Big Sean featuring French Montana “Mula,” <em>Detroit</em> (2012)
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    Big Sean featuring J. Cole “24K of Gold,” <em>Detroit</em> (2012)
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    Big Sean featuring Wale “Life Should Go,” <em>Detroit</em> (2012)
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    Kendrick Lamar featuring Jay Rock “Money Trees,” <em>good kid, m.A.A.d city</em> (2012)
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    Kid Ink featuring MGK "Hell and Back (Remix),” <em>Up & Away</em> (2012)
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    French Montana featuring Curren$y and Mac Miller "It Was A Good Year," <em>Mac & Cheese 3</em> (2012)
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    Freddie Gibbs featuring Curren$y "Tell A Friend," <em>Baby Face Killa</em> (2012)
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    Fred the Godson featuring Cory Gunz “I Don’t Care,” <em>Gordo Frederico</em> (2012)
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    CyHi the Prynce featuring Big K.R.I.T. and Yelawolf “Drank Smoke,” <em>Ivy League</em> (2012)
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  • BackpackersDelight

    Come on! “They Ready” with J.Cole x Big K.R.I.T. x Kendrick Lamar should be eligible! I guess it featured Khaled too but it tops all these songs on that list and these are three Freshmen Alumni you should be more than proud of.

  • dashia

    Big sean been putting in work he almost on every song on this list

  • wat

    I vote for Money Trees.

    • Reifer1

      Money Trees by far.

  • Roc

    poetic justice nowhere

    • BigDick

      Drake was never a XXL Freshman

  • zz789

    Action Bronson featuring Riff Raff “Bird on a wire” produced by Harry Fraud! How this isn’t on the list is just blasphemous!

    • BigDick

      Neither one was on the freshman list

  • Realone

    Seriously, No Wale “Rather Be With You” ft. J.cole & Curren$y from “Back to the Feature”?