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Best Hip-Hop Songs From the 2016 XXL Freshman Class

[ad_1] Time flies. Just five years ago, XXL debuted the 2016 Freshman Class with 10 of the biggest names in hip-hop at the time. Brooklyn's own Desiigner, Harlem native Dave East, two Floridians in Kodak Black and Denzel Curry, Philly rap star Lil Uzi Vert, and Lil Dicky from a nearby suburb in Cheltenham Township, Pa., Atlanta rappers Lil Yachty, the 10th spot winner, and 21 Savage, Chicago drill rapper-turned-wordsmith G Herbo, and California's Anderson .Paak were all included, hailing from all over the map. Bringing them altogether led to some legendary cyphers and individual freestyles, along with early face time for a few names who would become big-time players in the game. In the years since...

Lil Nas X Calls Dave East Homophobic

[ad_1] Lil Nas X has called out Dave East after the Harlem rapper made disparaging comments about the "Old Town Road" rapper being dressed as Nicki Minaj for Halloween.On Sunday (Nov. 1), Dave East used a homophobic slur in Jamaican patois to referring to Lil Nas X after East shared a screenshot of a blog post of Nas dressed identically as Nicki from the music video for her 2011 record "Super Bass."The Mass Appeal Records rhymer wrote underneath a side-by-side image of Lil Nas X and Nicki Minaj, "AND Y'ALL WAS MAD AT ME ABOUT THIS NIGGA," adding an emoji of a man palming his face. In a follow-up IG post, East said, "BATI MON...

Ty Dolla Sign, Joyner Lucas, More: New Projects This Week

[ad_1] It's Friday (Oct. 23), so not only is it the "freakin' weekend," but it's that time of the week where your favorite rappers deliver new projects. This week, there's some rap-influenced R&B dropping as well for your streaming pleasure.Ty Dolla $ign unleashes his third studio album, Featuring Ty Dolla $ign. The California-bred rapper-singer taps Kanye West, Anderson .Paak, Quavo, Lil Durk, Roddy Ricch, Mustard, Future, Young Thug, Gunna and more to help bring the effort to life. The 25-track LP, which was initially announced earlier this month under the name Dream House, follows the Atlantic Records artist's most recent collaboration with SZA, "Hit Different." Ty Dolla delivers impeccable croons on the album and teased a few tracks...