The selection process and cover shoot for the XXL Freshman is just the tip of the iceberg for what’s to come from these up and coming artists. One of the most exciting parts of this roll out is the cypher. Bringing together artists with varying styles, the different approach to the same beat brings out interesting pockets and cadences.
This instance comes to life in the first installment of the cypher featuring Desiigner, Anderson .Paak and Lil Dicky. The youngest of the three steps to the mic first as Desiigner follows up his highly debated “Timmy Turner” acapella freestyle. Although there’s no signature mic toss, Desiigner brought his energy to the Natexcharity-produced beat.
Handing things off to the Oxnard, California native, Desiigner continues to pop in with his patented ad-libs. Paak gives a light, comedic flex rapping “I took your momma to Yard House, I took her to Yard House. I took your momma to Greystone, we got in with no problems.”
With some back and forth about fleshlights with Paak, Lil Dicky takes the mic and rips a familiar cadence and urges Desiigner to make some noise. Watch above and stay tuned for the rest of the cypher’s as they become available.