2013 XXL Freshmen Cyphers – Episode 2

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The second episode of the 2013 XXL Freshmen Cyphers features Kirko Bangz, Trinidad Jame$ and ScHoolboy Q. You’ve seen their XXL Freshmen Freestyles and notable tracks and now you can see how they go in on the cyphers. DJ Drama holds down the tables with a beat by V12 the Hitman.

Be sure to check out 2013 XXL Freshmen Cyphers – Episode 1 with Action Bronson, Ab-Soul, Travi$ Scott & Joey Bada$$ to contrast, compare and sound off in the comments below and on Facebook.

Directed by Travis Satten (@TravisSatten)
Mixed by Ryan Fagman @ Soundscribe Studios (www.soundscribestudios.com)

More Freshmen:
- XXL Freshmen Main Page
- 2013 XXL Freshmen Cyphers – Episode 1
- XXL Freshmen Freestyles
- Kirko Bangz
- Trinidad Jame$
- ScHoolboy Q

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  • slim561

    If it wasnt School Boy Q this shit would be HORRIBLE!!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/quan.barriento Quan Barriento


    • http://twitter.com/LQtheGr8 CallMeL.Q.

      Unfortunately it was another written that he already used on radio. All of them should have took the time and came up with something better. I do resepct the fact that Kirko and Jame$ actually freestyled tho. It just wasn’t good.

      • bluedragon41

        None of them were freestyling, they just suck. Look up their mixtapes

      • http://www.facebook.com/kenny.k.trujillo Kenny KineticXound Trujillo

        well they shoulda written something hahahaha

      • Andrew

        Dude, its a cypher its all written.

      • http://twitter.com/Cat_Meowsgrove Matt Cosgrove

        none of these are freestyles

  • remy nigKht

    they all killed even trin jamez he kept it real wit hiz freeztyle even if it waz zhort ZO WATTTT???????….QQQQQQQ………BANgKZZZZ

  • 2 phasha

    i kinda like this and kinda good, if you kinda high, like a butterfly!

  • John7532

    Nice…… *fabolous voice*

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005256872488 Todd Johnson

    Trinidad James verse was Garbage….

  • antone

    smh they should have put school boy q with episode 1.. he to ill for trinadad and kirko

  • http://twitter.com/schrockboy Jordan Schrock

    feel bad for q

    • djsteez

      I know me too smh he deserves better

  • Slim Cogn!to

    School Boy Q went in, but that was expected. Trinidad surprised me with that freestyle though. He didn’t really go in but he did have a couple real bars about his people. Kirko Bangz let me down. His entire segment was ass. Not one quotable bar in the whole “freestyle”. I know for a fact Houston has better rappers than this.

  • Kristijonas

    ScHoolboy Q executed Kirko Bangz and Trinidad Jame$ just like he executes his feelings.

  • http://www.facebook.com/saledawg Celestino Mercado


  • http://twitter.com/Eric_Dequone Eric Davis

    3)my toilet

  • Murked

    No competition for Q, therefore this was one wack as fuck cypher n will probably be the weakest of all 3.
    Only Q did his thing.
    Trinidad. I can’t even hate, it was aight but hes obviously no spitter n did some 15second thing.
    Kirko. Straight doo-doo. Why is this guy even a fuckin’ freshman xxl, SMFH.

  • Nico

    when Kirko Bangz started, I was like, damn.. he might say something with a deeper meaning behind it, but in the end it was just money, bitches and his dick. Too bad.

    • Levvi

      Basic rap lines of our “Everyone wants to be a rapper” era.

  • http://www.facebook.com/donnie.s.rowe Donnie Rowe

    1) ScHoolboy Q
    2) Trinidad Jame$
    3) Kirko Bangz

  • Swagzilla

    I can’t tell if Kirko just sucked or if he freestyled that

    • http://www.facebook.com/kenny.k.trujillo Kenny KineticXound Trujillo


  • Sofadelics

    Where’s the embed code?

  • http://www.facebook.com/tobes23 Zak Tobes

    I blinked and missed Jame$’s part

  • athemasta

    Terrible beats on both tracks wtf….

  • http://www.facebook.com/FreeZyToCold Jaterrion Bogan

    Q didn’t belong in this cypher but it was good Trinidad isn’t a spitter hes a hype flashy kinda guy he verse was good and he was on some real stuff kirkos verse was better than i thought it would be actually wasn’t special but good there’s nothing to say about Q when does he not go in

  • Bill

    Why you guys not have an embedded link?

  • Evan

    Kirko and Trinidad had to be the worst verses I’ve ever heard. I dont think Kirko ever rhymed anything. Schoolboy Q should have been in episode 1 he didnt deserve to be put in there with this garbage.

  • bllzdp

    Q made the other two look silly, just highlighted the fact neither the two deserved to be on the XXL freshmen list, also the beat was not good, the beat for the first cypher was only a little better

  • http://twitter.com/MikeB_37 Mike Les Battersby

    Why put Schoolboy q one of the best in the 2013 freshman class with 2 of the worst in this years freshman class

  • http://www.facebook.com/NiqueKenobi Dominique Obi Wan Smith

    Damn Q killed idk what those others dudes were doing

  • http://www.facebook.com/justin.murrow.75 Justin Cheezeburger

    Why couldn’t they just put logic in this one?

  • red

    schoolboy q is a fucking sick on this and that’s it nothing needs to be said about the other

  • red

    the episodes the other rappers don’t matter are irrelevant only important this is Q was so ill

  • MikeyinLA

    Man are you right Slim561 – SchoolBoy was the best on here and I don’t know if that’s much of a compliment. First guy, I don’t care enough to scoll back up and find out his name, was terrible. Had more bars/time than the rest and said the least.

    Dumb rappers need teachin’

  • red

    the episodes and the other rappers don’t matter all that is irrelevant only important this is Q was so ill on this

  • name

    my lil sister can rap better than kirko and james she only 11

    • bily

      record it and prove it..

  • http://www.facebook.com/cameron.ruggeri Cameron James Ruggeri

    Q! Q! Q! Q! Q! they shld not have put q wit this group he shlda been in travis scotts position.

  • DJarvis

    Kirko Bangs pretty much admitted he had a discusting dick

  • Jamal

    School Boy Q or Dizzy Wright sould of been in the first episode and Travis Scott should of been with these wack ass rapper.

    • Lane

      your stupid honestly , Travis is far better than these lames . Listen to Old english or 16 chapels

      • http://www.facebook.com/kenny.k.trujillo Kenny KineticXound Trujillo

        opinion bro

  • ye

    poor q

  • http://twitter.com/Alumni_child freddyyyΔ

    Schoolboy Q deserved a much better beat & better rappers to cypher with. I have no idea why they put Trinidad & Kirko in Q’s category.

  • ProDiG

    Kirko dissapointed me on this one, he didn’t rap about anything relevant. Jame$ did better than i thought, but his verse was short as hell. Q obviously killed it, but the beat was pretty whack. I hope the next one’s better.

  • http://twitter.com/xXMACLINXx carlen

    1) Q
    3) Mic
    4) Jame$ Kirko

  • k2d7

    Putting Q in here was disrespectful. That nigga is in an upper echelon compared to these dudes.

  • Kristijonas

    On another note, why do all these assholes have dollar bill signs in their names? Have some damn originality, man, or some self-respect for that matter.

    • Sol

      Q doesn’t have a dollar sign in his name. It’s just Schoolboy Q.

  • http://twitter.com/Reid_Tee_ Reid Tee

    James did better than his single freestyle.. Kirko was really freestyling and Schoolboy goes in all the time

  • Ebonne Cabarrus

    this was disrespectful to my man Q.

  • Disrespectful

    They need to organize these episodes better. They shouldve put Q in episode 1 or in the one with Dizzy Wright and Logic, shame

  • http://twitter.com/UrbZzZzZ Adam Urbanczyk


  • http://www.facebook.com/mike.a.nuzzo Mike Anthony Nuzzo

    Where is dizzy wright??? Where is angel haze??? They KILLED each and every one of those rappers in the freestyles!? this system sucks yo, real shit

    • Leon

      you dumb, there’s 3 different cyphers

  • http://twitter.com/zarkhi Zarkhi The Vision

    Kirko is trash

  • http://twitter.com/zarkhi Zarkhi The Vision

    What the fuck happened to hip hop ?

  • http://twitter.com/zarkhi Zarkhi The Vision

    TDE > Everything

  • mike

    who said LA couldnt hold it down? QQQQQQQ

  • http://www.facebook.com/terrell.peyton.7 Terrell Peyton

    Dizzy & Logic in the cypher wit Angel Haze tho It should be good.

  • http://twitter.com/GDCdashEZ Elliott

    LMAO cant believe this wack shit, DJ Drama is retarded for making these groupings…smh may aswel just mute the beat and those wack artists and loop Qs verse..

  • the blvckgxd

    it was weak af putting q with these other two, should have been on with ab soul and joey

  • http://twitter.com/DAAARKNESSS93 MarkieBoi┌П┐(◣_◢)┌П┐

    trinidad james shouldn’t even be on this list, him and chief keef. If anything, rittz from Strange Music should be on this

    • http://twitter.com/LQtheGr8 CallMeL.Q.

      It’s based off success and appeal first then talent. Jame$ has a platinum record, something no one else on the list has, and apparently it appealed to many people. Talent wise…he shouldn’t be on there, but everything else makes sense.

  • Originaleee gangstereeeee


  • http://twitter.com/CDubTheOriginal CDub

    Looks like they saved the best for last: Cypher Episode 3: Angel Haze, Dizzy Wright & Logic!

    • Hating_101

      Hell no

  • http://twitter.com/L_Clarkk Luke Clark

    Q ina different league.

  • Sam Stan

    Q was probably pissed when he saw his lineup.

  • http://twitter.com/MrVashShogun qN10 ヴァッシ {☆}

    i wish they had better line ups…

  • VTek

    Q wrote that.

  • J_ACE

    schoolboy q for sure, everyone else should have just took their free lunch and went home. Is this what hip hop has become? XXL needs a Veterans of Hip Hop Class so we can hear some real flows. This is why I listen to more rock ‘n’ roll now…and I’m black

  • http://twitter.com/HotCocoaYumYum Chocolate Thunda

    i bet q was mad he had to go with these niggas

  • http://www.facebook.com/matt.d.rio Matt del Rio

    honestly, this beat would have fit joey, bronson and soulo so much better since it has an old school feel.. idk why xxl gave them a jahlil beats joint, soulo killed it but would have killed this even more.. they could have afforded to put Q on the jahlil joint since he can do either style.. trinidad james and kirko bangz should be excommunicated from the universe.. they should have just put kirko, keef, trinidad, angel haze, and travis scott on one since they blow, and put bronson, joey, soulo, q, logic, and dizzy on the other.. then i would have been happy

  • LdbHunter

    Q Should have just done this as a solo free style

  • Dresla

    Q coulda just said “Q!”and he still woulda killed it.

  • Sugar $hane P

    ScHool Boy Q is the truth !! Trinidad and Kirko bangz don’t sound good raw like this, they need Auto-Tune or amazing beats to back them up. Q just a raw ass nigga bruh

  • wizzy

    pretty shitty

  • JeromeFromTheTime

    Trinidad tobago ass nigga was such a fucked up choice for this shit. My god this kid is insulting the culture. Rap Game Macy Gray.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=579293236 Dakota Uluilelata

    seriously….this is probs one of the worse freshmen cyphers ever….thank jesus for Schoolboy Q

  • http://facebook.com/tripp2010 Tripp Trippy

    kirko needs more work..he was rappin like he was nervous

  • Hater

    A “cypher” this was not. It def took Kirko and Trinidad James a week to write those horrible words. God awful. How does XXL even show this? They should of skipped over this and just like Q rock with other dudes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1778551214 Mark Schmidt

    Should have put schoolboy with ab soul. Now that would have been too good

  • prAlieNz

    holy SHIT Q killed it

  • Levvi

    Am I the only one who thinks Q should have went day 1 and Travi$ day two? Please elaborate with me here.

  • deion


  • GOATmaybe

    Trinidad: “So that’s what hip hop sounds like.”

  • http://twitter.com/EightSixForbes Lucas sebroF

    why is kirko even on the list….

  • http://twitter.com/emlax3 C

    None of these were very good at all..

  • Mac Marc

    Schoolboy Q was the only reason I clicced on this shit. Them other dudes garbage and make hip hop look bad.

  • rhymeforever

    Man, sorry you had to fuck with those jokes, Q.

  • asianwizard

    q boy

  • http://www.facebook.com/nicktaylorgangalexander Nick Alexander

    dang…honestly they got a fucked up beat

  • Justsaying

    james is trash…nuff said.

  • Zae

    You may hate this, but Q sounds just like Kendrick to me…

  • http://www.facebook.com/Nemesick Rick Almeida

    james did alot better then i thought he wud, i thought he was gna do some lil b shit an ended up soundin like an amateur Cee-lo when he rapped wit goodie mob, kirko was garbage an schoolboy q ripped it, i think this beat was the best of all three cyphers an shuda been givin to dizzy an logic

  • http://twitter.com/Mr_IDGAFuc DaMack

    I hate that they put Q with these wack ass nigga… I Kno he was mad too

  • http://twitter.com/FATTMITCH FATT MITCH

    Q destroyed

  • IKE

    worst CYPHER EVER. WOW.

  • http://www.facebook.com/KidLethal2012 Kevin Fleming

    did kirko just brag about rapping on autotune ? how whack … anyway Q killed them both …

  • Joey Cook Crack

    even the beat in the intro was better than that shit.

  • Broad

    This is proof that XXL doesn’t know shit. Schoolboy was the only one that went hard here, and I could only tell it was him because it was a video… Earl Sweatshirt didn’t make the cut to hang with these chumps? smh

  • Trinidad Hanes

    my headphones fell off when kirko finished and when i bent down to pick it up i came up and saw Q

  • youngboinigayo

    trinidad james fucking sucks

  • #fag

    Trin straight up swallows that dick…kirko is a fuck nigga atleast james is Tru and schoolboy was unimpressive with bars of an old ass song…this beat blows too….come on XXL turnitup #colleredgreens

  • Hussle

    Q!!!! TDE runnin this shit

  • FunkVolume2k13

    Lol Q was lucky to be in this group and be able to shine. But Dizzy, Logic and Ab killed it

  • http://www.facebook.com/kenny.k.trujillo Kenny KineticXound Trujillo

    Q couldve farted on this cypher and killed Kirko and Trinidad

  • jaysonmanman

    How 3 nigg@s freestyle in 3 mins.Weak!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/chaosdaking Chaos

    Kirko went off the dome, bad look for this

  • http://twitter.com/chaosdaking Chaos

    Altogether this was terrible even including Q. But Q did decent

  • Anubis

    Can a nigga get this instrumental tho lol

  • http://twitter.com/Cat_Meowsgrove Matt Cosgrove

    Damn not the best lyrics on this one, but I personally love this beat more than the other two.

  • http://twitter.com/BigidyBetts Jordan Betts

    Q has the only thing slightly listenable. The others were a waste of time

  • crescendo

    Overall Class Rank:

    1. Logic

    2. Joey Bada$$

    3. ScHoolBoy Q

    4. Action Bronson

    5. Ab-Soul

    6. Travi$ Scott

    7. Drizzy Wright

    8. Trinidad James

    9. Angel Haze

    10. Kirko Bangz

  • Hanez

    you all need to know a cypher/freestly is not always FUCKING off the top! Damn some of yal some stupid motherfuckers. they just drop a beat and you have to put lyrics to beat that’s all

  • Leo

    holy shit James y is James even on the list

  • Leo

    and kirko looks like sum drake wannabe


    waaakk as F$%k !