If you’re an up-and-coming rapper, a stepping stone to your career is the XXL Freshman list. The annual list foreshadows who’ll be running the rap game in the coming years. Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Future, Kid Cudi and more have graced the cover and the years that followed have been nothing short of successful for them. However, it isn’t the end all, be all of hip hop. Many other rappers have built a solid foundation for their career without the publication’s approval, like A$AP Rocky and Young Thug. Today, Famous Dex and Reggie Mills link up for an ode to the 2018 XXL Freshman list.
“XXL” is the first single from Famous Dex and Reggie Mills off of their upcoming DexterReggie EP. The two artists link up for a spaced out banger produced by Da Architectz. The producers take a page out of Kanye West’s “Stronger” and sample of Daft Punk’s “One More Time.” It’s not what to usually expect from the two but they prove that their versatile artists.
It’s an interesting concept for a song. While Mills is still an up-and-coming artist, many expected Dex to land on the 2017 XXL Freshmen list. However, XXL’s editor-in-chief told the Breakfast Club that a video of Dex getting into an altercation with his former girlfriend played a factor in his omission from the list. Nonetheless, this song is an indication that he’s still gunning for the 2018 cover.
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