Watch PnB Rock, Kap G and Kamaiyah’s 2017 XXL Freshman Cypher
The 2017 XXL Freshman Class rollout continues today with the final cypher of the year.
After weeks of individual freestyles and profile interviews highlighting the 10 artists in the XXL Freshman Class, this week has brought more life to their skills on the mic, as the highly-anticipated cyphers premiered this week. With two cyphers in the books already—Playboi Carti, Madeintyo, XXXTentacion and Ugly God turned up in one while Kyle, Aminé and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie rocked out in another—the trio of PnB Rock, Kap G and Kamaiyah, round out this year’s Freshman cyphers with an energetic and compelling delivery over the production of Sonny Digital.
Philly’s own PnB Rock kicks things off in a playerlistic way with lyrics like, “She said, ‘Rock, I love you,’ I said, ‘Bitch, you think I’m stupid, huh?/Either that or you’ve been watching fairy tale movies, huh?/I know you for two hours, this is a one-night stand/Looking for a future, huh? Tuh, ain’t the right man,” the Goin Thru the Motions rapper delivers.
Next up in the cypher is Mexican-American rapper Kap G, who brings his melodic flow and cadence to the forefront. Spitting braggadocios bars like, “Told your bitch I ain’t with the FaceTiming/Lotta people rocking fake diamonds/Lotta people they be fake smiling, when behind your back they be hating on you/Told CEO I was made for it/Called Migo up, I’m gon’ wait for it/Called Nigo up/Got a Bape for us/Go Chris Paul at Wake Forest/Just wait for it, you dig,” the Atlanta native serves.
Last but not least is Oakland’s finest Kamaiyah, who closes out the cypher in a major way with hard-hitting bars like, “You don’t know who I am but I’m a fucking star/And I don’t come out unless I bring a entourage/I been out on the scene, been stunting hard/Lifestyles of the rich, this ain’t no mirage/Like Nicki Minaj said, ‘I don’t want no frauds’/East Coast, West Coast, we the coldest broad,” raps Kamaiyah.
Watch PnB Rock, Kap G and Kamaiyah go to work in the cypher above. And in case you missed it, peep each 2017 XXL Freshman’s individual freestyle and interview here: A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, PnB Rock, Playboi Carti, Ugly God, Madeintyo, Kyle, Kamaiyah, Kap G, Aminé and XXXTentacion.
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