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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

27 Former XXL Freshmen Name The Best Moments From Their Freshmen Experience

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Check Out The Cyphers From Last Year’s XXL Freshmen 2013 Class

Next week marks the moment everyone has been waiting for, when XXL will start rolling out our 2014 Freshmen Cyphers. It's one of the most anticipated parts of the Freshmen cover—outside of the list itself—and has made for some intriguing chemistry and fascinating collaborations over the years...

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XXL Freshmen 2013 freestyles

All 10 XXL Freshmen 2013 Freestyles

This past month, we've rolled out the profiles, interviews, behind the scenes photos and freestyles from this year's XXL 2014 Freshmen Class, and yesterday we compiled all those freestyles into one place and ask you to vote on which Freshman came through with the best verse...

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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

22 Former XXL Freshmen Have Advice For The 2014 Class

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The 100 Best Selfies By XXL Freshmen

XXL Freshman class 2013 ScHoolboy Q Trinidad James Joey Badass Ab-Soul Logic Action Bronson Kirko Bangz Travis Scott Dizzy Wright Angel Haze Chief Keef
XXL Freshmen 2013: ScHoolboy Q, Trinidad Jame$, Joey Bada$$, Ab-Soul, Logic, Action Bronson, Kirko Bangz, Travi$ Scott, Dizzy Wright, Angel Haze and Chief Keef

XXL Freshmen 2013 Report Card

Each year, XXL presents its list of the best Freshmen for the coming year, and each year that means another class has moved on to sophomore status...

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xxl freshmen mixtapes

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


The 73 Best XXL Freshmen Mixtapes


Que Featuring Trinidad Jame$ “Time (Remix)”

Que teams up with fellow ATLien Trinidad Jame$ for the remix of the track "Time," produced by Sonny Digital. The OG version appeared on Que's EP, Who Is Que which he released in late March...

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XXL: What are you guys trying to get across with your brand? If you had a motto what would it be?
DK: We really just like to document, just the other work that we do. Working closely with an artist and going to their neighborhood and seeing where they’re from. Going to an important place in their life and seeing them there. We really just like to let them do them as much as possible. That’s kind of where we’re at.

SU: Our motto is just to grow and build. To put out quality work, whether it’s a documentary for Boosie or a video for ScHoolboy [Q]. We just like working close with the artist to put out the best quality image of him and what he’s all about. Keeping it authentic.

DV: Just keeping it real.

What is something that you guys are looking to do within the next year?
DK: Well, we’ve started to work with some directors that we’ve watched over the year, trying to expand the directors under us. I think we’re moving more into creating content and working on longer-based projects, like documentaries.

SU: Our mission is to just grow from here and strengthen our team. We’re just growing our team and working with them to make us better. Expand in every way. Work a lot more with film and documentary work.

What are some of the new stuff you’re working on?
DK: Always stuff with Jeezy. Then Boosie, some of his new stuff, we’re going down to New Orleans to shoot some of his new stuff. Then Diwang is in Vietnam working with Kelly Rowland on some of her new stuff. You never know what the future holds, though. People hit us up, like, "We want to shoot this next week, can you do it?"


Motion Family Is The Crew Behind All Your Favorite Rap Videos


Trinidad Jame$ Featuring Scotty ATL, Goldyard & 2$ Fabo “Bitch Plea$e”

ATL in the building. Trinidad Jame$ teams up with Scotty ATL, Goldyard and 2$ Fabo for “Bitch Plea$e.” The track is a special release for Red Bull Music Academy, where the four guests will be performing with Two-9 at the RBMA Sound Select Showcase in Atlanta on Apr...

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