Ever since we unveiled the cover of the XXL 2014 Freshmen issue last month, we’ve been rolling out a ton of freestyles, behind the scenes photos, interviews, videos and plenty more with our class of 12 guys. But now that we’ve got a slew of stories and links for you to check out, it’s time to wrap up the Freshmen content with intimate roundtable discussions featuring everyone.
This year, we decided to group the MCs together just moments after their spit their cyphers. For part one of the roundtable, Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa, Kevin Gates, Isaiah Rashad and August Alsina delve into topics such as being selected for the cover, the blending of hip-hop and R&B, performing in front of large crowds and much more. Check out the video above, and let us know what you think in the comments.