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The XXL Freshmen photo shoot is done all in one long, exhausting, grueling day, where each of the Freshmen delivers their freestyles and cyphers, conducts multiple interviews, and does their individual photo shoots before everyone comes together for the final cover shot. And for our 62 former Freshmen—as well as our 12 new artists on the cover this year—it can be the longest, yet most rewarding, day of their career to that point. Last week XXL asked 22 former Freshmen for advice that they could give to the current XXL Freshmen, and today we've asked 27 of our former cover stars to share the best moments of their experience at the cover shoot and as a Freshman overall. —As Told To Eric Diep, Miranda Johnson, Emmanuel C.M. and Dan Rys
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27 Former XXL Freshmen Name The Best Moments From Their Freshmen Experience

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2014 marks the seventh year in a row that XXL has rolled out its annual Freshman Class, acknowledging the top up-and-coming rappers in the game that particular year. With 62 Freshmen having graced the cover since 2008, there have been plenty of rappers who have gone on to superstardom, selling millions of records and grabbing Grammys and VMAs alongside the top names in the business, and others who haven't quite been able to capitalize on the momentum they'd built before becoming a Freshman.

This year, 12 more artists join the ranks of XXL's Freshmen alums, and they've got a big year ahead of themselves breaking into the mainstream and becoming household names in their own right. But the cover itself won't guarantee success; it's the hard work that goes into building on its momentum that can make or break a star. With that in mind, we asked 22 former XXL Freshmen to share any advice they have for this year's crop of talent. Keep it movin'. —Eric Diep, Miranda Johnson, Emmanuel C.M. and Dan Rys
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22 Former XXL Freshmen Have Advice For The 2014 Class

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The 100 Best Selfies By XXL Freshmen

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There’s a great deal of preparation that goes into choosing XXL Freshman. Research. Attending shows. Debates over whom are the hottest. However, sometimes the deciding factor is over who has the streets talking with their mixtapes.

Tapes are the best way to gauge how your music is doing. It’s a melting pot of your talents to showcase your progress, as well as who you align yourself with in the rap industry. A lot of the times, tapes that have an MC rapping over other people’s instrumentals catapulted them into the conversation of who’s next. Few of our Freshman picks like Jon Connor and Fashawn have made undeniable classics in the underground by jumping on beats rapped on by Jay Z and Nas.

There are plenty of tapes to choose from when highlighting the best mixtapes by XXL Freshman. Some rappers have year’s worth of mixtape before their debut albums, while others have made a dent in the rap game by having one extremely well received release. The formula for what a mixtape is these days keeps changing rapidly. To be clear though, Isaiah Rashad doesn’t have tape out, so he is excluded from this list. We still fuck with Cilvia Demo heavy.

So, with that said, from Lil Boosie to J. Cole, these are The 73 Best XXL Freshmen Mixtapes.—Complied By Eric Diep, Dan Rys, Marvin Jules And Jeffrey Whaley

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The 73 Best XXL Freshmen Mixtapes

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Fred The Godson Releases New Mixtape, ‘Fat Boy Fresh’

Fred the Godson releases his latest mixtape in full today. Fat Boy Fresh features Dizzy Wright, Bad Lucc, Vado, Chevy Woods, French Montana and more...

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Fred The Godson Featuring French Montana And Vado “Everything”

Fred The Godson is bringing New York back to life. On his latest song, Fred, French and Vado put it on everything for the Big Apple. Word to the "Deja Vu (Uptown Baby)" sample...

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Fred The Godson Featuring Bad Lucc “Nothing To Do”

Fred The Godson and Bad Lucc team up in an East meets West connection for “Nothing To Do.” Off his upcoming mixtape, FatBoy Fresh, the BX bomber delivers aggressive bars while Lucc does the same...

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Fred The Godson Is Surrounded By Fire In His New Video

Fred The Godson delivers the video to "Intro" off his latest effort. Surrounded by fire in the clip, the NY rapper shows that he's not to be tested...

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A Timeline Of Responses To Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” Verse

It has been a little more than 48 hours since the occupying force of Kendrick Lamar declared himself “King Of New York” on his monumental verse on Big Sean’s “Control...

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82. B.o.B “Magic,” B.o.B Presents: The Great Adventures of Bobby Ray (2010)
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B.o.B, Fred The Godson And Los Respond To Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar has metaphorically played the perfect game of chess with his verse off “Control.” Just about every rapper has responded either through Twitter or in conversation...

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