XXL Freshman 2018

My annual attempt to rationalize XXL and their behavior

Caleb Brown - The Social Experiment

The 18-year-old from Louisiana begins to find his voice

Raury - The woods

The GA native makes a surprise return after a quiet 3 years between projects

An Exclusive Interview with Naledge

The hip-hop veteran ponders his next chapter

Denzel Curry & IDK - Uh Huh

Currently on tour with A$AP Ferg, the duo link for their third loosie

AD - Darth Vader

A quality loosie from the Compton native

Hollie Cook - Vessel of Love

The British reggae songstress returns with some tropical relief

Keys N Krates - Cura

The Toronto trio surprise with a clean mix of electronic and hip-hop

Kidz in the Hall - Free Nights and Weekends

The pair reunite for their first project since 2011

How To Use SoundCloud

An easy way to expand your musical horizons

Don Mykel - Hell On Earth

A wintry mix from the New York spitter


Eccentric and engaging grooves from the South Central artist

Slim Thug - The World Is Yours

The Houston vet reinvigorates his overlooked career

Childish Major - Woo$ah

The producer steps to the mic alongside some prominent friends

Wasiu - MTLiens 2

Wasiu leads Montreal into the spotlight

Lil Wop - Sinister

Taking his cues from Gucci Mane, the protégé delivers

CUZ Lightyear - Blue Dot

Mixtape highlight from an Atlanta upstart

GodBodyWati - Midnight Madina

Surprising consistency from a relative unknown

Jhené Aiko - Trip

A deep dive into the mind of Jhené Aiko

Belly - Mumble Rap

The skilled songwriter steps to the mic for some impressive bars

Cosmo Pyke - Just Cosmo

The young Brit struggles with the problems of youth

Allan Kingdom - LINES

He of "All Day" fame stays consistently cool on new project

KAMI- Just Like the Movies

The SaveMoney member finds his own unique sound

IDK - IWasVeryBad

The Maryland spitter comes through with one of 2017's best

Jelani Aryeh- Suburban Destinesia

The 17-year-old skillfully fuses genres on his first project

XXL Freshman 2017 Updated

Taking a look at where the 2017 class stands

Hoodrich Pablo Juan - South Dark

A unexpected collab yields some quality cuts