No, we don’t have inside information, and no, these aren’t OUR picks, we just think we have a pretty good ear for what’s happening in the industry. So place your bets, here are our predictions for XXL’s Freshman Class issue for 2014. 1. Jon Connor – This Flint, MI emcee has been slaying tracks on [cont.]
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From the album, Because The Internet. Directed by Kyle Newacheck.
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Chance The Rapper performs on Arsenio. Acid Rap available now.
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With little budget, experience or time for preparation, the team and I put together this #SocialExperiment Tour 2013. My first Tour. 43 shows. 18 person crew. 4 piece band. 1 Tour bus. 1 raw ass RV. This video represents positivity, love, friendship, musicianship, support and a whole lot of hard work. Big thanks and a [cont.]
Dot Da Genius produced bonus track from eXquire’s Kismet (Blue Edition).
#SheGotGame Available on iTunes 9/17.
Chance The Rapper releases his Acid Rap mixtape, which features collaborations with Childish Gambino, Action Bronson, Ab-Soul, Jake One, Blended Babies, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, and more. Chance The Rapper – “Acid Rap” (Mixtape)
Directed by ILLROOTS. From the upcoming album, AcidRap, hitting April 30th.
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