If there’s a lot of anything these days, it’s new rappers. XXL‘s The Break podcast is for those aspiring MCs who need a little help getting on. This is the place to hear valuable info on how to make it in hip-hop from some of the biggest and most experienced names in the game. Hosted by XXL‘s Vanessa Satten and Miranda J., The Break podcast is an essential tool for artists willing to listen and learn. XXL‘s The Break: Where New Artists Come First.

In this installment, A$AP Ferg, Kevin Liles and Epic's Vice President of Publicity, Courtney Lowery, discuss the keys to presenting yourself as a new artist. If you're wondering how to cultivate your look or if you should create an alter ego, listen up. This is the ninth episode of XXL’s The Break podcast. Where new artists come first.

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