stream new music from XXL Freshmen Desiigner, Lil Yachty, Denzel Curry, Dave East & more
by Kristian Brito
XXL Magazine's annual Freshmen Class show is TONIGHT (6/28) at NYC's Playstation Theater. The show will feature reigning freshmen Desiigner, Lil Dicky, Lil Yachty, Dave East, and Denzel Curry. It's sold out but you can try to pull some of the resale tickets.
As always, a bunch of the Freshmen have released XXL freestyles, the most recent one being Lil Uzi Vert's which just came out. Uzi won't be at the NYC show tonight (his tour with fellow Freshmen 21 Savage hits Philly tonight), but his tour will be in NYC on Wednesday (6/29) at Irving Plaza. Watch his freestyle, and a number of others, below.
Besides the freestyles, 2016's Freshman class has been busy of late. Fresh off the smash success of "Panda" and a wild BET Awards performance, Desiigner dropped his highly-anticipated debut mixtape New English. Have you given it a listen? Has Desiigner finally outrun those pesky Future comparisons and delivered on "Panda"'s promise? Complex doesn't quite think so. If you haven't heard it yet, you can listen on TIDAL.
Like Desiigner, Anderson .Paak played the BET Awards over the weekend. He played his awesome single "Come Down" and you can watch that here. He's sadly not billed for tonight's show, but he'll be back in NYC for Panorama in July.
Denzel Curry very recently teamed up with Pro Era's Aaron Rose for the new song "Always With Me," produced by Ronny J. Listen:
Dave East recently put out a collaboration with BJ the Chicago Kid, "Hold Me Down," which is from a compilation that also includes Jim Jones, Joey Bada$$, Beanie Sigel and Jadakiss. Listen:
Dave East and Lil Yachty both play tonight's show and team up in NYC again for Fool's Gold Day Off in August with Migos, A-Trak, Juelz Santana and more. Yachty also recently put out a new song, "Check Up," which you can check out:
Watch those freestyle videos below: