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    Joey Bada$$ – XXL Freshman Freestyle

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    Here’s Joey Bada$$’ XXL Freshman freestyle.

    Previously: ScHoolBoy Q, Travis Scott, Ab-Soul.

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    Ab-Soul – XXL Freshman Freestyle

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    After ScHoolBoy Q and Travis Scott, it’s Ab-Soul‘s turn to kick his XXL Freshman freestyle.

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    Travis Scott – XXL Freshman Freestyle

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    After ScHoolBoy Q, it’s now Travis Scott’s turn to kick a freestyle for XXL’s 2013 Freshman Class. Here’s what he has to say about his nomination:

    This couldn’t have come at a better time in my career, to be honest. I would say y’all caught on to me late because I’ve been doing music for a while, but if y’all would’ve caught onto me before, I wouldn’t have been prepared for right now and shit. Now, I feel like I’m fully prepared musically, mentally, spiritually and shit.

  • XXL Explains Choice Behind Cheef Kief and Logic on Freshmen Class

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    XXL’s 2013 Freshmen class was revealed earlier this week and some people have been questioning the choice of DMV rapper Logic as well as making Chief Keef the 11th honorary Freshman. XXL Mag editor Vanessa Satten addressed those choices during an interview with MTV:

    “We locked Chief Keef down as one of the first Freshmen, and that was back in October. There was no album, there was no jail bid, there was no legal drama. So that happened after we locked him down.”

    When it comes to Logic, Satten explained, “I think that you guys are going to be surprised by some stuff with Logic, I think from the business deals and situations that he’s got going on that are unannounced. The world was open to Mac Miller, so I don’t understand. They’re not the exact same thing, but they go in a similar lane.”

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    Behind The Scenes: XXL’s 2013 Freshman Cover Shoot

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    XXL’s 2013 Freshman class was revealed yesterday and the mag just released some footage of the cover shoot featuring a few interviews and a preview of the cyphers.