ShaqIsDope – XXL’s Freshmen Freestyle

XXL Magazine released their annual Freshmen list and it certainly sparked online debate over who was selected (and wasn’t). Earlier this year ShaqIsDope made a pitch as to why he deserved to be included on this popular list. Unfortunately, he was visibly absent. However, rather than complain about it he decided to release a freestyle, the  XXL’s Freshmen Freestyle. This freestyle consists of him discussing his frustrations through aggressive bars and crafty lyricism. It’s produced by PittThaKid, and he definitely puts the game on notice. After listening to this, he made a strong case of deserving a spot on this list, and lets the other artists know they’re on his radar. While it’s disappointing that he didn’t make the cut, his fans can find comfort in knowing that he’s more motivated, and this freestyle is a clear sign of that. You could stream XXL’s Freshmen Freestyle below!



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Yusuf is a Canadian freelance writer and author. He's also a lover of music, particularly Hip-Hop and R&B in the Toronto scene. Yusuf released his second book 'Words of Expression,' which is available at all major retailers. You can connect with Yusuf on social media (@Yusuf_AOfficial) and through his website at!

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