Now that XXL's 10th Spot has ended, we thought it'd be a good time to make our own predictions on which rappers -- and singers -- are deserving to be included in the 2015 XXL Freshmen class. Did your favorite new jack make the list? Check out our selections.
A Sunday night (March 1) in New York City is usually reserved for relaxation and mentally preparing for the work week ahead, but not when PARTYNEXTDOOR is in town. The R&B singer sprinkled his sonic magic throughout the air for a sold-out crowd at Irving Plaza for the Big Apple stop on his PND Live World Tour.
At times, a rapper's best material is showcased on mixtapes, and in 2013, that proved to be the case for many artists. Without restrictions like copyright issues standing in the way, some of your favorite MC's took advantage of that freedom to create top-notch music. Choosing just one nominee to take the crown for Mixtape of the Year in The BoomBox Fan Choice Awards is no easy task.
Much like Drake's other sidekick singer the Weeknd, PARTYNEXTDOOR has consciously masked himself with a strong air of mystery since breaking out over the summer. But today, the Toronto crooner steps out from the shadows in his very first music video for 'Break From Toronto,' taken from his impressive self-titled debut mixtape.
Though 'Make a Mil' and 'Wus Good / Curious' arrived a little earlier, PARTYNEXTDOOR's big break came during Drake's late-night song binge back in June, when their 'Over Here' collaboration was bundled with 'The Motion,' 'Jodeci Freestyle' and, of course, the 'Versace' remix.