Five NYC Rappers Who Deserve To Be In XXL's 2013 Freshman Class Issue

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The newly-minted Vinny Cha$e

XXL magazine revealed their annual freshmen list today. Among the10 picks for future rap fame (plus a boxed-out bonus picture of Chief Keef's head), New York City is represented by the monolithic Action Bronson, Pro Era leader Joey Bada$$ and Angel Haze. In the interest of municipal pride then, here's five hometown rap chaps that we'd happily see replacing some of the more quizzical picks on the cover.

See also: The Ten Best New York City Rap Albums of 2012


Dyme A Duzin
Brooklyn's Dyme A Duzin has been steadily building a buzz over the last year and now rolls with the Atlantic Records machine. His "New Brooklyn" remix is an old-to-the-new snapshot of the current borough scene, featuring fine Flatbush-honed flows from The Underachievers and the rowdy Flatbush Zombies over a beat that nods back to Masta Ace's "Me And The Biz." Fresh!


Bodega BAMZ
Heading up his Spanish Harlem-based Latin Trap movement and counting on close ties to the A$AP kids, Bodega BAMZ has already clocked up a series of street-wrought bangers like his recent collabo with A$AP Ferg, "Say Amen." Cop BAMZ's Strictly 4 My P.A.P.I.Z. for an introduction into his world.

See also: "Harlem is the Mecca of the World!": Bodega BAMZ Introduces His Latin Trap Movement


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