Every year around this time, XXL Magazine releases a slightly jaded, misguided XXL Freshmen list. It's kinda dumb because it usually features seasoned guys like Action Bronson (29) right alongside "young bucks" like Joey Bada$$ (18) and the term Freshmen generally connotes fresh meat. XXL 2013's Freshmen Class: The Mixtape includes 17 previously released/rare tracks from Bronson, Ab-Soul, ScHoolboy Q, Joey Bada$$, Trinidad Jame$, angel haze, Logic, Dizzy Wright, Kirko Bangs, and Travi$ Scott. It's a damn good thing the DJ Drama-hosted mixtape's up for free download online; aside from Action Bronson's "November Rain" (Party Supplies), a Joey Bada$$/Bronsolino team-up, ScHoolboy Q's recent single "Yay Yay," angel haze freestyling over Purity Ring, and Ab-Soul/Harry Fraud's "Back Then," its' pretty fucking terrible!
A former top chef, Action Bronson is hands down one of the most skilled emcees in the game, who could easily MURK 9/10 $-accented