jid ski mask the slump god xxl freshman cypher 2018 xxl freshman class j.i.d.

XXL have just dropped the first cypher of the 2018 XXL Freshman season with J.I.D. and Ski Mask The Slump God. Over a Sonny Digital-produced beat, Dreamville’s J.I.D. takes up most of the airtime, spitting bars that his rap superiority, while South Florida’s Ski Mask preferred to deliver his rapid-fire verses a capella.

The two rappers also sat down for a round table interview with XXL, which you can check out below.

Dubbed “The Class of Clout,” 2018 XXL Freshman Class also includes Stefflon Don, Lil Pump, Smokepurpp, BlocBoy JB, YBN Nahmir, Wifisfuneral, and Trippie Redd. Stay tuned for their cyphers, and revisit our op-ed about Stefflon Don’s inclusion and what it means for U.K. rap right here.

In other music news, Travis Scott and producer FKi 1st are reportedly linking up for a sequel to their song “Drugs You Should Try It.”

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