Considered to be the criterion for burgeoning hip-hop artists’ careers, XXL unveiled the roster of 11 artists enrolled into its coveted 2019 Freshman Class earlier this summer. Now, Comethazine, Tierra Whack, DaBaby, Lil Mosey, Roddy Ricch, YBN Cordae, YK Osiris, Rico Nasty, Gunna, Megan Thee Stallion and Blueface have all gathered around the mic to show off their live rap skills in a set of cyphers, as well as their individual talents in freestyle. Catch all of the videos from the 12th annual series below, and let us know your thoughts on the best and worst of the bunch in the comments below.
Roddy Ricch, Comethazine and Tierra Whack’s Cypher Video
Blueface, YBN Cordae and Rico Nasty’s Cypher Video
DaBaby, Megan Thee Stallion, YK Osiris and Lil Mosey’s Cypher Video
Rico Nasty Freestyle Video
DaBaby Freestyle Video
Megan Thee Stallion Freestyle Video
YBN Cordae Freestyle Video
Roddy Ricch Freestyle Video
YK Osiris Freestyle Video
Comethazine Freestyle Video
Lil Mosey Freestyle Video
Be sure to also check out our list of the best music projects released this year.