Time For Bars: Best XXL Freshmen Cyphers

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Isn’t it great to see these guys blossom into prime-time rappers. Before these guys were full-fledged artists, they all had humble beginnings. For a lot of rappers, their first steps into the game consisted of a feature on XXL as a Freshman. From Kendrick Lamar to J.Cole to Big Sean, all of these guys took the opportunity and some even participated in the cypher. Check out which ones killed it the most.

Kendrick Lamar performs on day 2 of the New Look Wireless Festival at Finsbury Park on July 4, 2015 in London, England.

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Here Are The Best XXL Freshmen Cyphers

2014 XXL Freshmen Cypher Part 3 – Jon Connor, Jarred Benton, Lil Bibby & Troy Ave


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Best Lines?

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It’s Jon Connor, the people’s rapper
Uh, look, ey, start with a dream, young and naïve and then they grow the ambition
F**ked up conditions, put my mom’s in a better position
See I’m the future like a psychic prediction
I’m from the school of hard knocks, s**t I did life in detention
I’m from where n****s get shot down, dreams get shot down
Wish the hood would let us live but all we heard was “block out”
Now I’m further than what they believed I’d achieve
‘Cause Flint n****s don’t even want you to have dreams when you sleep – Jon Connor