Vic Mensa Takes Shots at XXL Freshman Class in New Freestyle
Yesterday (June 13), we unveiled our 2017 XXL Freshman class, and within hours, plenty of people had already offered up their takes on our selections. One of them was former XXL Freshman Vic Mensa, who appeared to throw shots at the group in a new L.A. Leakers freestyle.
"Shout out to XXL Freshman slow class/I'm a dropout though, pick your crew better/I love you Vanessa but it's time to do better," Vic spit, renouncing his status as a XXL Freshman class alum and referencing XXL Editor-in-Chief Vanessa Satten.
As you can tell from the lyrics, Vic didn't go out of his way to specify any one member of the 2017 Freshman class, which includes the likes of XXXTentacion, Kamaiyah, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Aminé, Kyle, Madeintyo, Kap G, Ugly God, Playboi Carti and PnB Rock. The freestyle appears to have been recorded before the cover was announced, but perhaps Vic had some insider info on who was going to be on it this year. Either that, or he's dissing picks from another year.
Before coming at the XXL Freshmen, Vic threatens to slap rappers comparing themselves to the late 2Pac. "I'm tired of niggas saying they better than 'Pac/Watch your mouth 'fore I slap muthafuckas/My clip loaded no subliminal shots/I get at muthafuckas, I don't act muthafuckas," Vic spits.
Check out the freestyle for yourself below, and after that see what people are saying about the 2017 list.
Fans React to the 2017 XXL Freshman Class