Watch XXL Freshman Cypher Pt. 1 With Tink, Raury, K Camp and Kidd Kidd
Freestyle aficionados, take note: It's Tink, Raury, K Camp and Kidd Kidd's turn. With DJ Drama behind the decks (plus a laptop, since it's 2015), four of this year's XXL's Freshman Class inductees flex their skills today in Part 1 of the Freshman Cyphers.
Fan-voted freshman Kidd Kidd is up first, rhyming about his tour with 50 Cent and wearing an enormous, jewel-encrusted fake bill on his chain. Up next is Atlanta rapper K Camp, and his contribution seems to delight fellow Georgian Raury, who stands behind him in his signature hat.
Chicago rapper-singer Tink takes over in a highlight of the clip, offering up staccato lines while sporting a highly covetable electric-blue satin varsity jacket with BACK OFF! on the back. MC and singer-songwriter Raury finishes things up with a verse touching on "fat and Caucasian" label reps, signs from God and bunnies. Let us know who you feel the strongest performers were in the comments below.
Fetty Wap, Dej Loaf, OG Maco, Vince Staples, GoldLink and Shy Glizzy round out the 2015 Freshman Class. Check out a behind-the-scenes look at the cover shoot — an event in itself — in the video below.
If you're in the New York City area, you can catch all of the Freshmen (and Freshwomen) live on Tuesday June 30 at the Best Buy Theater. Live on the opposite coast? They're headed to Los Angeles' Club Nokia on July 13.
Behind the Scenes at XXL's Freshmen Class Cover Shoot