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Posted 7/11/17
Any thoughts on the 2017 XXL Freshman freestyles or upcoming cyphers?

I thought the freeestyles went:

1-best-) KYLE
2) Xxxtentacion
3) Ugly God
4) Kap G
5) PnB Rock
6)Madeintyo
7)Aminé
8) A Boogie
9) Kamaiyah
10-worst-) Playboi Carti
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Posted 7/12/17
I know i should judge them by the music (hopefully they're not all mumble rappers?) and not by fashion but fuck me, wtf has happened to hip hop?
They're looking more punk rockers and emo kids and skater boys. What's with the chockers and shit?
But times change i guess.

I reckon i've heard of a couple of them but i dont reckon i've ever heard a song by a single one. Why dont you post up the best(or a good) song by each one and i'll have a listen.

But if it's all mumble rap, warn me first!
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Lol. Be grateful Lil Pump and Lil Peep didn't make it then; I can tell that their (fashion) style would've made you lose all faith in hip-hop. No one on this list really has that old-school hip-hop vibe, but it's still a pretty solid group.

KYLE- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4is83n8xfLY
Xxxtentacion (doesn't mumble but basically screams the entire time)- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymSgls0Ce24
Ugly God- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2WeyEG_TAM
Kap G- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8G5OFmS_pTg
Pnb Rock- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NahQKl3z3mg
Madeintyo (mumble)- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcyFJLrBVhA
Aminé- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3j8ecF8Wt4E
A Boogie (feature guy mumbles)- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvaJ7QlhH0g
Kamaiyah- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEquRkEmnZ4
Playboi Carti (mumble)- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgbxbSSybmM
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X's freestyle and cypher verse is hard to watch, I find it cringe really. The cypher he was in was again hard to watch, I hope everyone was freestyling cause otherwise... I think it's funny that people think just cause his lyrics are all " lyrical spiritual miracle" that he's good. Nah his delivery just made the already crappy cypher flow and ambiance all the more crappy. Honestly if he wanted to stand out he could of just written some good bars about his topics, delivered it along with the beat, and in comparison with the other guys he would of had the best performance hands down.

Now the other cypher with Kyle, Boogie, and Amine was good, not great but good. I thought Kyle and Boogie did pretty good with their lyrics, Anime on the other hand not so much.

For the freestyles I haven't watched any besides Kyle, X, and Ugly God I think. Honestly I don't remember them, probably cause they didn't stand out to me.
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Posted 7/12/17 , edited 7/14/17

PrestonRoadBaller_113 wrote:

Lol. Be grateful Lil Pump and Lil Peep didn't make it then; I can tell that their (fashion) style would've made you lose all faith in hip-hop. No one on this list really has that old-school hip-hop vibe, but it's still a pretty solid group.

KYLE- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4is83n8xfLY
Xxxtentacion (doesn't mumble but basically screams the entire time)- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymSgls0Ce24
Ugly God- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2WeyEG_TAM
Kap G- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8G5OFmS_pTg
Pnb Rock- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NahQKl3z3mg
Madeintyo (mumble)- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcyFJLrBVhA
Aminé- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3j8ecF8Wt4E
A Boogie (feature guy mumbles)- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvaJ7QlhH0g
Kamaiyah- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEquRkEmnZ4
Playboi Carti (mumble)- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgbxbSSybmM


Ok cool. I fixed links with url /url codes so will be easier for people/me to check out. When i have more time i'll have a suss.
Wont lie, iam not expecting much but i wount be a hater and judge without giving them a go.

If they're like young thug n future nd migos and lil yatchey and kodak black n designer n them then yeah...


EDIT: just gave them all a listen. My expectations were low but i like to keep an open mind and was intereted to hear em and give em a go.
Wont lie, better than i expected. No where near as bad as alot of the new mumble rap crap i've heard.
Some of the songs were actually pretty good. I almost turned the first song off right away but it's ok once it gets going.
There were a few i didn't really like but overal some ok songs.

Certainly no realy lyricisim shown but i mean its not always ALL about that. And some of the old school rappers that i like are not super lyrical.
I get the impression alot of these songs are just about having fun. More about the beat of the subject matter. Lots of talk about girls and love and sex and that. Some positive songs.
A couple seemed to have more depth and meaning and that.
None of them coming across as trying to be overly hard or gangsta.

Interesting that alot of them seem to have rap and half sing. Some of them had decent flows and show they can mix it up a bit.
Probably my biggest issue is the overuse of auto tune and some very samey beats.
This nothing new though.

From what i could gather some of them are from the South, some west and some east coast? and yet they all have fairly similar styles.

Even though these songs are a good example of how the times change and hip hop has changed it still spins me out how the southern rap sound has dominated rap for what feels like about 20 years now(hasn't actually been taht long but not far off).
Westcoast gangsta rap had its time and east coast had its time but this southern sort of style beats have been the sound for ages now.
Dont get me wrong, old school rappers rap over beats like these as well now.

Sorry if i come across as sounding like i think iam an expert, but i kind of am lol. Been listening to hip hp for almost 30 years. But i will admit i have judged some of the new rappers without actually hearing much of them.

You should check out some of the stuff i posted in the dope hip hop thread. It's new rap from old rappers lol (the stuff i posted anyhow).
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Posted 7/19/17
To be perfectly honest it's pretty pathetic that tent had to cut the beat. Loses a lot of points for me there.
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Posted 7/21/17 , edited 7/21/17
ngl this years XXL does not get me too hype, I mean XXXTENTACION and Playboi got some heat and so does Kyle and Ugly God is my boi but idk
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Posted 7/23/17
It was all trash to me imo, Not a fan of this new wave stuff it just all sounds the same with no message. They could've found SO MANY better artists, especially on that 10th spot list smh.
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