Three times a week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday), a new artist is featured on's The Break. An ideal destination for fans, artists, and industry members, The Break showcases up and coming talent, giving a brief introduction on the artist or group, and highlighting some of their standout music. Each month, industry insiders will team with XXL to rate and comment on the submissions.

For the month of May, Taylor Gang producer Cardo—who will serve as one of three judges—checked out the section to see what yesterday's talent (The Dean's List) had to offer. Check out his comments below.

The Dean's List
Overall: XL

The Dean's List "Youth" (to see more from The Dean's List, click here)

This is some dope shit! I like the whole "Electronic mixed with Rap" type of music "The Deans List" can flow his ass off. They have their own lane and doesn't sound like anybody or trying to sound like anybody. All they gotta do is stay consistent with the music and keep going hard. The "Dear Professor" and "Youth" are some deep but fun songs and I know the world would enjoy the music they present! Keep it coming and look forward to hearing more as well.