The One Twice Over.

For 2011, XXL added an extra roster spot for their freshman class. A few of these dudes seem like they have been around for too long to make the list (Yelawolf, Kendrick), others have been featured here at TITS over the past year plus (Cyhi, K.R.I.T., Meek, Diggy), while a few have been notably absent for a reason: I just don’t feel their product thus far (YG, Mac, Twist, Fred). If you’ve been counting, that’s ten names. The other? The always-polarizing BasedGod, Lil B. I’ve avoided posting dudes material because, again, I just don’t see how: a) it’s good for the genre and b) how he has managed to garner such a following. Still, I respect the kid’s hustle (as well as the fact that he dropped a mixtape titled MF Based), and of any emcee on this list, I see Brandon’s originality giving him the most potential to make serious noise down the road.

No OF represented? Tyler claims he wanted it that way. He wants the cover for dolo. And plans to get there soon.

6 Responses to “The One Twice Over.”

  1. 1 Michael Jaeger
    February 23, 2011 at 15:49

    just gave a few tracks off of MF Based a listen solely because of its title…total cabbage.

  2. February 23, 2011 at 23:47

    I’m not quite sure what to think about dude. I certainly don’t like his music, but there is something that intrigues me about him, mainly how he has attracted a huge, loyal following. Mostly young kids… and perhaps our age gets in the way.

    The kid has some skills that he very rarely puts on display.

    Is the joke on us for taking music too seriously? That’s what a shit load of his fans and hipster bloggers claim. To me, it just sounds bad.

    • 3 Michael Jaeger
      February 24, 2011 at 00:04

      i’m right there with ya with the ‘just sounds bad’ quip. this track that you just posted is infinitely more listenable than tracks 2-4 on that mixtape (which isn’t saying alot considering i thought they were a joke at first). i guess i could listen to a bit more of him before i formed an opinion, but i don’t really want to haha.

  3. February 24, 2011 at 00:34

    Shit, dude, I’ve tried twenty plus and still haven’t found anything I can say I enjoy. I think it is some sort of joke. If you want a good laugh (or perhaps to scratch your head)… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8u6EodZseg

    • 5 Michael Jaeger
      February 24, 2011 at 00:49

      what is it with the “SWAG” explosion in ’11? just because you monotonically chant the word over and over again don’t make it so…

      • February 24, 2011 at 08:36

        Ha! B would argue that it does.

        Blame Cali kids. Seems to me like the continued evolution of the world “cool.” Like “groovy,” “radical,” and “tubular” before it, I don’t think it will stay in the collective vocabulary for too long.

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