Isaiah Rashad Lets Loose On XXL's Freshmen Freestyle

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Isaiah Rashad hands in his homework for XXL's Freshmen issue, delivering 60 seconds of flame that cement him to the top-tier of young wordplayers. Though not a definitive litmus test for longterm success, the Freshmen issue has served as a decent window into at least who's blowing up right now and has featured a slew of burgeoning youngins including, but not limited to Action Bronson, Lupe Fiasco, Joey Bada$$, virtually every member of TDE (surprisingly starting with Jay Rock back in 2008,) Mac Miller and so many more. Rashad was joined on this year's cover by Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa and a few others, making this a truly elite group of verbal enthusiasts. Watch Isaiah Rashad drop a verse for XXL's Freshmen profile below and cop his astral debut Cilvia Demo LP featuring all of his the Left Coast cronies via iTunes today.