G Herbo and Dave East Rip the 2016 XXL Freshman Cypher Produced by Sikwitit

What is one of the most coveted items in hip hop, the freshman list, seems to be dwindling slightly as more artists turn down the cover. However, this year’s group of artists still have some heavy hitters including Nas‘ Mass Appeal Dave East and the young Chi Town talent G Herbo. Both get off verses that solidify their place on the cover and in the current landscape of music without a doubt, hopefully both continue to improve and keep the bars alive. One of the best things yearly about the cover is the cyphers, really lets you know who has that go. Plus, the production was dope courtesy of emerging Dallas producer Sikwitit.

Check it out and peep their last trip to Sway in the Morning afterwards.


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