Imma hot box in the drop top.
The rap game can bring you many things. Cars, clothes, women, but for one Atlanta rapper fame was the allure that attracted him. First known for his popularity around the Atlanta scene, he first introduced himself as Yachty and mainly trying to establish relationships with the right people, the rapper part that came after. He has a unique look as well as style, most notably his red hair and his use 90's Nautica boat shirts, has helped him standout in the heavily saturated market of Atlanta . Lil Yachty like most young people are heavily into social media, Lil Yachty recognized how the powers of social media can help propel an unknown to a household name. In his case it was the use of the now popular SoundCloud account that helped propel him to a near overnight success. His hit '1 Night' has reached over 10 million streams and has built a loyal fan base that continues to grow. Staying true to his Auto-tune sound and loyal to his production crew, Lil Yachty is doing it his way. There is plenty of interesting story lines with Lil Yachty, but here are some quick facts about Lil Yachty.
Rap Name: Lil Yachty (aka Lil Boat, Aka Yachty)
Born: August 23, 1997 (age 18), Atlanta, GA
Latest Mixtape: Lil Boat
Niggas know I spit that ether.
G Herbo, formerly known as Lil Herb is steadily making his way through the rap scene. A Chicago native of the popular 'drill' scene, G Herbo's music has been heavy influenced by his environment. G Herbo grew up in the same neighborhood as Lil Bibby, were they first became friends while playing basketball, now both rappers, they have capitalized on this friendship and have been collaborating ever since. He describes himself as a 'Humble Beast' by growing up in the jungle, but not being the bragging type, but to not be confused that the switch can flip when the time comes for it. G Herbo has an interesting take on doing what you want in life: "Anything that you want to do in life the same rules apply, hard work and dedication outshines talent." One thing that sets G Herbo apart may be his wisdom, which seems to be beyond his years, and in this game that will take you far in this game. Here's some quick facts about G Herbo:
Rap Name: G Herbo (aka Lil Herb)
Born: October 8, 1995 (age 20), Chicago, IL
Record Label: Independent
Lil Uzi Vert also known as the self-proclaimed "rockstar rapper", is the very definition of the new era of rap. The origins of his name 'Uzi' comes from a fan in the audience that heard him rapping and said he sounded like a Uzi when he raps. The 'Vert', part Uzi came up with himself and stands for the vertical leap to the top of game. His unique personality is what helps him connects with the new generation, but also clash with some of the older generation's hip-hop purists. For example, in an interview on Hot 97 with DJ Ebro, Lil Uzi made numerous comments about not wanting to freestyle over classic hip-hop beats, most notably ones with a rhythmic drum pattern. For years freestyling over a classic hip-hop beat has been the almost 'rights of passage' and can give an artist the credit from older hip-hop purists. Another common theme with the upcoming generation is a similar flow pattern, which is most commonly compared with Future. Which Future has seem to embrace on his single 'Too Much Sauce', in which Lil Uzi Vert. Though again, many hip-hop purists say your flow is everything and makes you an artist. Whether good or bad, Lil Uzi Vert has carved out a lane that he is comfortable in, and his rockstar mentality is making waves. Here's some quick facts about Lil Uzi Vert.
Rap Name: Lil Uzi Vert
Born: July 31, 1994 (age 21) Philadelphia, PA
Latest Mixtape: Lil Uzi Vert Vs. The World
Diamonds they wild like a cougar.
Hell yeah they call me Kodak but I ain't come to take no picture
Kodak Black is one of the most interesting of the freshman class. With the potential to be a future star, but a past that seems to be not far behind. But one thing for sure is that he is making a name for himself in the rap scene. With cosigns from Gucci Mane and French Montana, Kodak is steadily growing his exposure and his celebrity. He has a unique way of riding the beat, with his signature rhyme scheme, and his street anthems. Kodak has definetly put the spotlight on him. Here's some quick facts about KODAK BLACK:
Rap Name: Kodak Black
Latest Mixtape: Lil Big Pac
Born: June 11, 1997 (age 19), Pompano Beach, FL
Record Label: Atlantic Records
Schools out, but for some summer school has just began. It's that time of year again where the new kids on campus prove they have what it takes to take over the summer and last in game that's full of digital downloads and auto-tuned flows. For Summer Sixteen is upon us, as the well established Drake has stated, but it's a these freshman are lookin..lookin.. The XXL Magazines Freshman 2016 class has just been announced. Some new, some not so young, but just as all freshman must do, they will pay their dues in this game.
The Freshman '16 class includes; Lil Dicky, Kodak Black, Denzel Curry, Anderson .Paak, Desiigner, and G Herbo.Lil Uzi Vert, Dave East, 21 Savage, and Lil Yachty. To say that the XXL Freshman class selection is based solely on lyricism would be misleading, but we will dive into what makes these artists considered to be 'up next' in a 1 part series. So sit back, grab something to hold on, cause class is now in session.
Everything you niggas want to get I done had that.
Since the dawn of rap, no other rapper has been responsible for more students misspelling a word than Fabolous. (Yes Auto-correct ignore the squiggly red line.) But on the flip side not too many rappers have seen the longevity or have had the ability to last through the transition of physical media, to the current digital age that is upon us. One thing lays true is that the pen is definitely mightier than the sword in his case. With a slick word-play and bars that need an Autopsy to see the cause of death. Fabolous has made a name for himself by murdering some of the hottest tracks, with his uncanny SWAGGER, which has given him a new wave and classic mixtapes that literally crashes the servers. His style is showcased on his 'Wicked Freestyle' (See right quote), where he rides the beat in the only way he knows. The BROOKLYN WAY.
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