Ski Mask The Slump God’s ‘Stokeley’ Album Is a Bridge to Artistic Freedom

Ski Mask The Slump God’s debut album, ‘Stokeley,’ is a bridge to artistic freedom. The 22-year-old artist speaks exclusively to XXL about the LP.

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Go Behind the Scenes of the 2018 XXL Freshman Class Cover Shoot

Check out a behind-the-scenes look at the 2018 XXL Freshman cover shoot featuring Ski Mask The Slump God, Lil Pump, Smokepurpp, J.I.D, Stefflon Don, BlocBoy JB, YBN Nahmir, Wifisfuneral and Trippie Redd.

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Buy Tickets to the 2018 XXL Freshman Show in Los Angeles Here

Here’s how you can buy tickets to the 2018 XXL Freshman show in New York.

The 2018 XXL Freshman Class heads west. Today (June 12), XXL reveals the date and time for the 2018 Freshman showcase at The Novo in Los Angeles. When that day arrives, this year’s Freshman class, which includes Fort Lauderdale, Fla.’s Ski Mask The Slump God, Miami’s Lil Pump, Miami’s Smokepurpp, Atlanta’s J.I.D, London’s Stefflon Don, Memphis’ BlocBoy JB, Birmingham, Ala.’s YBN Nahmir, West Palm Beach, Fla.’s Wifisfuneral and Canton, Ohio’s Trippie Redd., will showcase all of the talent that helped make them into certified rap stars.

This class, which features four artists from Florida, one from Georgia and another from Memphis, serves to spotlight the dominance of the South and SoundCloud rap. On the other hand, it also shines a light on Trippie’s native Canton while giving a larger platform for London’s Stefflon Don.

 

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Although there’s a heavy concentration of southern artists, no two rappers in this year’s class are too similar. With a striking blend of melodic-leaning rappers, lyricists and hitmakers, the 2018 XXL Freshman is a perfectly kaleidoscopic blend of the best rising talents the world of hip-hop has to offer.

Doors open at The Novo at 7 p.m. PST

SEE YOU THERE!!!

Buy Tickets to the 2018 XXL Freshman Show in New York Here

Here’s how you can buy tickets to the 2018 XXL Freshman show in New York.

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Lil Pump, YBN Nahmir and More React to Landing on 2018 XXL Freshman Cover

The incoming class takes some time to celebrate.

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