GoldLink, Thelonious Martin, and Martin $ky. 7pm Wednesday 6/24. All ages.
XXL’s 2015 Freshman Class is revealed as the annual issue brings about the annual debate and highlights the up and comers from the rap scene that are prime for a big year.
This year’s class: DeJ Loaf, Fetty Wap, GoldLink, K Camp, OG Maco, Raury, Shy Glizzy, Tink, Vince Staples and Kidd Kidd.
Tink reppin’ for the Chi. Any surprises? Kidd Kidd? K Camp? They’re both trending at the moment in Chicago.
My personal favorite of the group: Raury. Lookin’ forward to what’s next for the young Indigo Child outta ATL.
I wrote about his entire debut EP, Nightday, still a must-cop with half of the project still consistently in my car’s playlist. The project came out in April.
Now below, we have a new free remix of “Faded” courtesy of Mysto & Pizzi and Moiez. Their collab was appropriately debuted on New Year’s Eve. It’s a perfect jam for goin’ to a dance club. I’m just catching wind of it now for your weekend playlist as Mysto, Pizzi, and Moiez add a nice fresh twist to “Faded”. I’m still attached to the beat of the original, but to not compare the two, I like the vibe of this remix a lot also. If you liked the original as much as I, I think you’ll appreciate this new sound to it too.
BONUS: Another new ZHU record I slept on was last month’s release of the sequel to “Paradise Awaits”. Part 2 features GoldLink and though I like the vibe overall, I couldn’t quite get into the rap. Alas… if you’re here and missed it as well, press play below.