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Mickey Factz Announces ‘The Achievement’ Release Date, Drops “414 Words”

Mickey Factz drops his single "414 Words" off his 'The Achievement' LP, which drops Oct. 28.

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Joe Budden Says He Wants to Diss Mickey Factz

Joe's plate is getting full with all this beef.

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Mickey Factz Comes for Joe Budden With “Eye Witness”

"stop thinking You the only n*gga that can rap AND WONT STOP" Mickey wrote on Twitter.

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100. Mickey Factz “Paradise”
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Happy Birthday, Mickey Factz!

Today, July 13, is the birthday of New York rhymer Mark Williams, better known as Mickey Factz.

This Bronx born rapper and former member of the XXL Freshmen Class often uses comedy and smarts to deliver both an entertaining and intellectual rap...

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Hip-Hop Reacts To The 57th Grammy Awards

This year, at the 57th annual Grammys, Sam Smith, Pharrell, and Beyonce won big; each taking home two or more awards. Kanye West, Rihanna, Common, John Legend, Bey, Skate Boy P and Usher graced the stage performance-wise, all putting forth flawless efforts...

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Mickey Factz Does His Best Malcolm X Impersonation In “Detroit Red” Video

It's been a minute since we heard from 2009 XXL Freshman Mickey Factz, but the NYC native is making a return to the mic. For his latest video, "Detroit Red" off of his June release 740 Park Avenue, Factz channels Malcolm X

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The 100 Best Selfies By XXL Freshmen

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Best Hip-Hop Tweets Of The Week 5/12-5/17

From Solange's unforgettable attack on Jay Z to much talk about Tha Carter 5, this week on Twitter was indeed something to watch. With talk also about Nicki Minaj's Pink Print, check out XXL's "Best Hip-Hop Tweets Of The Week...

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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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Last night, Magic Johnson was interviewed by CNN regarding the claims made against him by the Los Angeles Clippers' disgraced owner Donald Sterling. While the reaction to Sterling's remarks—wherein he said Johnson should be "ashamed" for having AIDS, which he does not have—was vitriolic, it's far from the first time the Los Angeles Lakers legend has been in the headlines. As one of the greatest NBA players of all time—and an ambassador for a disease, HIV, that has had the entire world on edge for decades—he's gotten name-checked in a multitude of hip-hop tracks. With that in mind, XXL has compiled 36 hip-hop songs that reference Magic Johnson. —Dan Rys
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36 Hip-Hop Songs That Name Drop Magic Johnson

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