Download: 2012 XXL Freshman Class Mixtape


Fresh off a brief tour with Monster Energy, XXL’s handpicked and sometimes fan-picked list of the best up and coming rappers of 2012 release a compilation mixtape hosted by G-Unit’s DJ Whoo Kid, Diddy and T.I. The featured emcees are Danny Brown, Macklemore, French Montana, Machine Gun Kelly, Iggy Azalea, Don Trip, Roscoe Dash, Hopsin, [...]

Watch: 2012 XXL Freshmen Part One


This is the moment we’ve all been waiting for. This is also the moment when XXL can save face by showcasing the lyrical prowess of their 2012 freshmen. The Cypher can sway the pre-mature opinion that many on the list aren’t deserving. First up we have Atlanta veteran Roscoe Dash and young Future, along with [...]

Podcast: Interview with Mickey Factz

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Mark and Travis interview RCA Recording artist and XXL Freshman alumni Mickey Factz. The NY emcee has lately been laying low of media coverage the past several months due to extensive work on his upcoming mixtape titled Mickey MauSe. TST gives you the inside scoop on the heavily conceptual project, Factz’ thoughts on the 2012 [...]