Well folks, your 215 XXL Freshman Class is here. As expected there’s plenty of talent on the list, with some already making serious moves. Of course, Fetty Wap has the #2 song in the country with “Trap Queen” and OG Maco recently inked a record deal with Motown/Universal. There’s also Vince Staples who has his debut album dropping soon. Check out a full list of the 2015 XXL Freshman Class after the jump.
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It’s safe to say hip-hop isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. And thankfully it doesn’t have to as there is plenty of talent out there to carry the game for years to come. In addition, there’s always a slew of new talent cropping up in the scene. Be it due to hard work or going viral, dozens of fresh rappers are gaining exposure every year. Peep our list of the 10 rappers you probably don’t know about in 2014, but will soon be seeing everywhere.
Honorable Mentions: Sulaiman (Hook, Line, and Sinker), Cavalier (The Offering), Rast RFC (Across West 3rd Street), Antwon (Heavy Hearted in Doldrums), Jimmy Johnson (In God We Trust), GoldLink (The God Complex), Robb Bank$ (Tha City).
Check out the full list after the jump.
Elusive UK producer SBTRKT provides Raury with the fuzzy electro-hippie waves he needs to get fly, and lash out at society. And the young ATL spitter does his best not to get drowned in this fast-paced tidal surge. Go on and get “Higher” after the jump.
ATL alternative Raury drops this hammer on Sway’s show, declaring himself a unique breed of artist with an
Outkast outcast’s view. The Dre Benjamin influence only peeks through and what a welcome sight it is as the eclectic Atlanta scene grows further. Better than that: it’s improvised. Check the cameo after the jump.