Some of you may have saw this year’s XXL Freshman cover and pulled a face like J.I.D. But among the highlighter pen dreads and doodled face tats, J.I.D and Ski Mask The Slump God are two of the standout talents: quirky, compelling and as nimble on the mic as anyone this side of Kendrick Lamar. It’s no surprise these gold-star students have been asked to come up to the front of the class and kick off this year’s round of XXL Freshman cyphers.

Watch below…

Also, check out J.I.D and Ski Mask’s individual freestyles below.

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