Posts Tagged ‘Roscoe Dash’
So XXL just released the cover for their 2012 freshman class. If you’re not familiar, this is kind of notorious in hip-hop for being a big event…. that really doesn’t matter that much. More than anything, it just gets people worked about behind the scenes politics and let’s everyone throw their two cents in about who they think should or should not have graced the issue. Nonetheless, it’s fun, especially when you see some guys you’ve been riding with for a while get some shine.
This year’s class: Machine Gun Kelly, Danny Brown, Kid Ink, Future, Roscoe Dash, Hopsin, Macklemore, Don Trip, Iggy Azalea and French Montana.
I really enjoy the list this year actually, as the XXL crew did a pretty good job of incorporating some of the different facets of hip-hop, making selections ranging from Macklemore to Don Trip. I can see most of these MCs continuing their success and having solid careers in the industry.
However, in my opinion, there’s a few noticeable absentees in the class. First and foremost being A$AP’s head honcho Rocky. However that was supposedly by his own choice, stating a busy schedule as reasoning. Also Casey Veggies, Schoolboy Q and Jon Connor should have found their way on to this list in my humble opinion. Connor’s appearance might be a little premature though, seeing as the usual selections already have a solid fan base (and sometimes aren’t even “freshman” at all) and Connor is still working his way up to that point. But if I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times, Connor is murking about 97.3% of the new guys in the game right now. As far as explanation for Young Veggies and Schoolboy being left off… I have none. But like I previously stated, covering the Freshman issue has not really proven to correlate with career longevity and those guys will be just fine.
I am going to take a quick second to specifically congratulate Hopsin. He’s out there proving you really can do the damn thing solo if you just don’t seem to fit in anywhere else. If you missed my Artist of the Week post for him wayyy back in the day, catch that here.
Lastly, this gives me a good opportunity to throw in an Iggy Azalea pic. Happy Monday fellas.
First of all this video SCREAMS Hype Williams but don’t get it twisted… I’m not mad at that at all. Personally I think it looks a lot like the “Gold Digger” video with some “All of the Lights” mixed in but that’s just me. Roscoe Dash and Kanye West both join Big Sean for the visuals along with some great eye candy. Nah really, the side boob at 47 seconds in is pretty amazing. Check it out for yourself. Finally Famous: The Album in stores now. Cop it.
Another leak from Finally Famous: The Album. Anybody else noticing a Marvin Gaye trend lately? Yeah, me too. Ye and Roscoe team up with Sean for this one, and make a pretty solid track. I’m a fan of most of it, just not really feeling the chorus (Yeah, I agree with nation on this one). Just sounds too congested to me, but what do I know, I’m just a blogger, you all can make up your own minds. Stream Below and #BigSeanIsFinallyFamousJune28th
BEAN UPDATE: Now with the explicit version!
I wanna thank my connect: NR