XXL picked a pretty good Freshman class this year, and now they've released their first cypher video. XXL's 2013 Freshman Class includes a few Rocksmith favorites; namely the boys of Black Hippy, among others. In episode 1 of XXL's Freshmen Cypers, Ab-Soul, Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$ and Travi$ Scott each take their turn free styling to the beats of DJ Drama. In a sea of smoke and light effects, the four emcees each get a few moments to freestyle. Check out the video here, and let us know who you think was the best: Follow XXL on Twitter: Tweets by @XXL And of course have a look at Rocksmith's Spring 2013 Collection, available now.
Young emcee Dizzy Wright, one of our SXSW performers, recently teamed up with fellow freshman Joey Bada$$ for the smooth-meet-jazzy "Maintain," showcasing his quick skills and lyrics that fall on the deeper end. Give the addictive track a listen below, and keep an eye on Dizzy as he continues to build his cred-- and be sure to check him out in our showcase in Austin.