Created in 2011 as a platform to showcase new artist on the rise. Through out the 8 year run the Freshman Class showcase has featured some of St.Louis favorite artist, all at least old enough to legally drive, until now. J Murphy only 13 years old is now the youngest artist ever to be hand picked for the elite showcase,and rightfully deserves it.In his short time as a hip hop artist he has a long list of accomplishments, headlining shows, performing at schools,a profiting merch line, and a new Ep “The Beginning” out now on most streaming platform, & to many other things to type.
The next Freshman Class concert is April 26th at the newly reopened Blank Space with performances from Rob Boo freshman picks Tigrenolo, Hello Jizoo, Tommo, Desi Dezz to name a few with a special performance from for Freshman Class alumni Riley B. For more info about this event, or to possibly become a Freshman class pick in the future, contact Robert Rob Boo Ford via facebook.
Vlad Tv & MTO, broke the story that Rocko’s pending lawsuit against Future was settled, stating that Rocko would get all of the royalties of Future’s next 2 projects, & that Future signed a 360 deal with Epic Records. Rocko took to Instagram to dispel the claims & discredit the sites. For more info read XXL’s more detailed story here.
Kidd Kidd, Former Young Money, Squad Up Group Member, XXL Magazine 2015 Freshman, and currently signed under 50 Cent at G Unit, will be performing at Studio 618 (809 Saint Louis Ave 62201) April 22nd.
Physical tickets available now for $10. Currently accepting interviews, also looking for models for a potential photo / video shoot with Kidd Kidd, & accepting opening acts for any info not mentioned above text 3146296404.
Throw back Interview with H-Town’s Kirko Bangz days after making the 2013 XXL Freshman Class Cover & talks about how hard he had to work to be recognized by Hip Hops premier publication. He also talks about his favorite cover to his hit record “Drink in My Cup” which topped the rap charts at number 1 in 2012. Check out songs from his latest project #Fallingup right here on sound cloud.
Before he was signed to one of the most influential producers in the history of modern day music “The People’s Rapper” Jon Connor converses with Whobeta on his former weekly show. In my opinion this is one of the best interviews ever as Jon Connor speaks about not making the XXL Magazine Freshman Class cover in 2012, and spews his true feelings about the hip hop publication, also during the interview he explains the major endorsements & cosigns that were featured throughout his acclaimed “Season 2” project which gathers cosigns from Nas, Jamie Foxx, The Game, & Youg Jeezy to name a few super stars that was feeling the star before he was in major orbit.
Check out this throwback interview & be sure to check out his national debut featured twice on Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr.Dre, a release that took the summer by surprise, with over 400,000 records sold in the 1st 3 weeks.
Official Video for Vince Staples “Norf Norf” off his newly released ‘Summer Time 06‘ project available everywhere. We all know he ain’t never run from nothing but the police,but is apparently apprehended at the video’s beginning. Will he escape? Check Out the Video.
After countless endorsements from Jamie Foxx, Nas, and other timeless artist / actors. After the let downs of missing the XXL freshman list twice. After mixtape and mixtape of great music, Flint, Mi Jon Connor signs with Aftermath. Congratulations. I encourage everybody to check out Season 2 top 10 album of 2012.
Check Out my interview with Jon Connor from 2012