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