XXL’s 2011 Freshman List has received its fair share of groans and moans regarding the chosen artists, yet one name remains undisputed. Kendrick Lamar, ladies and gents, with no frills or gimmicks, a swift reminder of what rap’s supposed to be like.
Here, the great West hope proves his worthiness with one fatal freestyle for the cameras. And as familiar as his style and lyrical approach may seem in the traditional sense of lauded MC’s, the young Comptonite’s definitely different than many in the current crop of artists and that quality is what makes him all the more well-received.
Previously Posted — Class Dismissed: No More XXL Freshman Grades