November 1, 2014 – Shreveport LA – Century Link
November 2, 2014 – New Orleans LA – Smoothie Center
November 6, 2014 – Knoxville TN – Thompson Boling
November 7, 2014 – Charlotte NC – Halton Arena
November 9, 2014 – Birmingham AL – BJCC
November 10, 2014 – Chattanooga TN – UTC McKenzie
November 13, 2014 – Louisville KY – KFC Center
November 15, 2014 – Memphis TN – Landers Center
November 16, 2014 – St. Louis MO – Family Arena
November 28, 2014 – Washington DC – ECHO Stage
November 29, 2014 – Baltimore MD – Baltimore Arena
November 19, 2014 – Atlanta GA – Phillips Arena
November 20, 2014 – Miami FL – TBA
Pt. 3 of the XXL Freshmen Roundtable is above as Troy Ave, Lil Bibby, Jarren Benton and Jon Connor talk about representing their city and the diverse styles of all the artists on the cover.
ICYMI, Pt. 2 is below and features Rich Homie Quan, Ty Dolla $ign, and Lil Durk on telling their stories and being authentic and original. And yeah, we’ll run it back to Pt. 1 when Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa, Kevin Gates, Isaiah Rashad and August Alsina got together to talk about blending hip hop and R&B and performing for the large crowds.
After dropping multiple anthems for the Hip-Hop culture, Rich Homie Quan is back with another fire-flaming track. The record “Get TF Out My Face” is one of various speaker-knocking tracks off his “I Promise I Will Never Stop Going In” mixtape that was realized in the fourth quarter of 2013.
With this track’s growth in popularity, Rich Homie decided to heat up the summer, by presenting a new visual for the Hip-Hop community. In this video, you will see Rich Homie Quan teaming up in the turn up, with the new kid on the block Young Thug. This is another anthem that will soon be quoted – as if it’s not already- all over the U.S.
Take a look at the new visual of Rich Homie Quan and Young Thug. Once you hear it, it will only be properly respected if you turn up. Take a look at the video and let us know what you think.
Chicago leads all cities with four representas: Chance, Vic Mensa, Lil Durk, and Lil Bibby. Other rappers taking their expected places are TDE’s Isaiah Rashad, Kevin Gates, and Rich Homie Quan. Filling it out is Ty Dolla $ign, August Alsina, Troy Ave, Jarren Benton, and Jon Connor. “*Yeah we’ve got R&B this year”, says XXL.
Congrats to all involved — it’s certainly a great look like in year’s past. But does the spot on the cover really carry that much weight? My answer is: No, at least not as much as it used to. Music blogs (like you’re favorite one here :D) has put many of these artists on your radar for more than a year, so the definition of “freshman” becomes as skewed as ever. You get artists on here like, most obviously, Chance who fans were all up in arms about for his 2013 snub because of everything he’s accomplished for the 2-3 years prior. I guess I just wish there were harder prerequisites that define a “freshman”. It’s just subjective at the end of the day, after all. Again though, it is a great look as you’ll see on your Twitters that everyone is talking about it this evening. Weigh in there with your thoughts! @gowherehiphop