2012 XXL Freshman Mixtape to Drop at 3 p.m. EST Today

The 2012 XXL Freshman frenzy isn’t over quite yet.

Today at 3 p.m., the 2012 XXL Freshmen mixtape, hosted by DJ Whoo Kid, Diddy and T.I., will drop exclusively on XXLMag.com. This is the third year in a row that Whoo Kid has hosted the release, which includes music from each of the ten artists featured on this year’s cover (on stands now), as well as some special features.

A few hours after the tape drops, each member of this year’s class—Danny Brown, Don Trip, French Montana, Future, Hopsin, Iggy Azalea, Kid Ink, Machine Gun Kelly, Macklemore and Roscoe Dash—will be converging on New York City’s Times Square for the third annual Freshman Live Concert, hosted by Hot 97. The show will be rounding out this year’s Monster Energy Outbreak Tour Presents XXL Freshman Live, which also included dates in Austin, TX at SXSW, as well as in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Atlanta. The event, which may feature some special guests, will be held at the Best Buy Theater at 8 p.m. EST and is almost sold out, so be sure to cop your tickets now. —XXL Staff