2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards Cypher Reviews:

So it’s that time of the year again for the BET Hip-Hop Awards Cyphers! Last year’s cyphers were certainly ones to remember, from The G.O.O.D. Music Cypher (Kanye West,Common, Pusha T, CyHi Da Prince & Big Sean) to the Father Like Sons Cypher (Ice Cube with his sons OMG & Doughboy, and Rev Run wit his sons Diggy and JoJo). Honestly I’m always a fan of the cyphers but this year I wasn’t so sure. When I heard they were gonna go in with “The Payback” instrumental by the legendary James Brown I was so hyped but No one really

It’s the second time XXL has linked up with the freshman class to feature new music from the whole class itself.  XXL’s 2011 Freshman Class: The Mixtape features new music from Kendrick Lamar, Yelawolf, Lil B, Meek Mill, Mac Miller, Lil Twist, Fred the Godson, YG, Cyhi the Prynce and Big K.R.I.T. and a few others. Check after the jump  for the download link and tracklist:

2011 XXL Freshmen

XXL‘s 2011 Fresman Class is out. Here’s the list: Lil B, Big K.R.I.T, CyHi Da Prynce, Diggy Simmons, Fred The Godson, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Twist, Mac Miller, Meek Mill, Yelawolf, and YG.

I’m pretty damn mad that XV has yet to make XXL’s top freshmen class. Any long-time XV fan knows XV’s beef with XXL, but, the more I think about it, it’s good for him. Listening to Vizzy’s lyrics, it’s clear he has taken the underdog-unappreciated role and created a mindset to just “make hits instead of lists.”

XXL didn’t expect XV to excel, so before