"Amerikaz Most Wanted" covers XXL with their summer tour... umm... "Amerikaz Most Wanted" set to kick off this month. Wayne, Tip, and 2 Chainz all have individual covers as well below. Chicago is also represented with what looks like a feature on Chance The Rapper!
The freestyles and cyphers have concluded; now it's time for the roundtable discussion. Watch above to see the 2013 freshman class talk about what it's like to be on the cover, what influences them, their fans, and where they see themselves in the rap game. Interesting talk if you want to get to know more about these upcoming emcees.
Did XXL save the best cypher for last? Dizzy Wright, Logic, and Angel Haze all do their thing over Jahlil Beats production in the 3rd of 3 cyphers for the annual freshman class (DJ Drama on the 1s & 2s). Dizzy impressed me with some thoughtful rhymes about his come-up and just on this rap alone, he's a little brighter on my radar now. If I haven't already, I'll go on record and say that Logic is my favorite emcee of this freshman class and he definitely saved some of his most hard-hitting bars for this one. The end of his rhymes are my favorite of the video as some clever scientist references lead into the official, in-your-face disclaimer that he's half-white, half-black. See how he delivers it and more, with Angel Haze's intensity continuing the flow nicely for a fitting conclusion.