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Anderson .Paak, Desiigner, and Lil Dicky go toe-to-toe in XXL’s Freshman cypher

More golden bars from some of this year's rising rap stars

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2016 XXL Freshman Class inductees Desiigner, Anderson .Paak, and Lil Dicky have slain some respective bars on the latest Freshmen Cypher video. Whilst the hip-hop mag’s latest round of freshmen inductees gathered its fair share of ill will and controversy, these three up-and-coming MCs going back-to-back with some heavy, and occasionally side-splitting, bars is sure to sway even the most pigheaded of sceptics.

And judging by some of these YouTube comments, they sure as hell did:

“can’t lie Desiigner’s grown on me”

“They were all dope as hell. Lyrically, Lil Dicky was on point, Desiigner had great energy(and is surprisingly really talented with hooks), and I loved .Paak’s flow and soul type tone.”

“Lil Dicky delivered some hot ass bars as expected, Anderson .Paak my nigga too”

Yep, it seems the public has spoken. Maybe 2016’s Freshmen inductees weren’t the ‘worst thing to happen to hip-hop’ as most had so vehemently declared behind the secure facade of a keyboard and screen.

Check out the video in the above gallery.

  • Words: Vincent Dwyer

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