Pill, Most Intense

Photography by Travis Shinn
Gov’t Name: Tyrone Rivers
Age: 24
Reppin’: Atlanta
Notable Releases: Single: “Trap Goin’ Ham,” 2009; Mixtapes: 4180: The Prescription, 2009, and 4075: The Refill, 2009
Currently Working On: As-yet-untitled EP, due May 2010
Label: Asylum/Warner Bros.
Aligned With: No one
Side Hustle: None
The Next 10 Years in Hip-Hop Will Be… “more influential to the kids, in a good way, instead of so fuck[ed] up.”

  • Sharoyce Antwan

    I guess that I’m the only nigga who fucks w/ the music of an authentic MC. They keep talkin about what the freshman class is and who it didnt include when they didnt even bother listening to the mixtapes of several of the faces that they were not familiar with. I guess thats the “New York State of Mind”. I think that the The Prescription and The Refill are two timeless classics that yall need to fuck w/. I could bitch about how this list didnt include Yelawolf, Lousiana Cash or Charlie Boy, but I wont bother to hate on the niggas who were relevant enough for the reach out.

    • HomerPimpsonUGA

      Props to this dude. I think Yelawolf’s gonna blow up this year off his crossover appeal alone. He’ll def be on MTV daily, but he considers himself an MC first so he’ll probably get a feature in XXL and be established before the next Freshman issue comes out.

      Pill could definitely blow up, i know the hood crowds and the “real rap head” crowds in Atlanta, and nationwide, should embrace him. both of them should do well this year.

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  • J.Noel

    WOWOWOW. umm im not hatin at ALL but dnt get me wrong, his whole message and movement is dope, i really feel it and everything. However, Tha Joker is ohDEE underrated and waaaayyyy below the radar that he needs too. I wouldve much liked to see Joker be in Pill’s spot. *IJS

  • AEROKS

    j.noel…you must know tha joker cuz that’s the only way someone would endorse switching pill out for him. pill is hands down the most exciting MC (on more than a few levels) in the pack. watch him go.

    OK DENNNN!!!

  • Anonymous

    Freshmen Should Be :
    J. Cole
    Drake
    Big Sean
    XV
    Chip Tha Ripper (MOST DEFINETLY SHUD BE HERE)
    Skyzoo
    Freddie Gibbs
    Red Cafe
    Nipsey Hussle
    Nicki Minaj/Jay Rock/Pill

    OJ Da Juiceman & Wiz Khalifa Arent Even Freshmen !!

  • http://xxlmag.com Mikee $tar

    J. Cole
    Drake
    Big Sean
    XV
    Chip Tha Ripper (MOST DEFINETLY SHUD BE HERE)
    Skyzoo
    Freddie Gibbs
    Red Cafe
    Nipsey Hussle
    Nicki Minaj/Jay Rock

    OJ Da Juiceman & Wiz Khalifa Arent Even Freshmen !!

  • LaDonne

    ^
    why are u niggas even talking about who should be the freshman of 2010 when it’s already over with im tired of ppl arguing about this shit, it’s over just wait till next yr to see who else made it, give props to freshman of 2010 except oj da juiceman….niggas garbage
    TAYLOR GANG OR KILL YOURSELF

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