Watch Pt. 1 of The XXL Freshmen Cypher: Kevin Gates, Vic Mensa, Isaiah Rashad & Chance

This year’s cover for XXL’s annual Freshmen Class Feature is undoubtedly one of the most relevant the magazine has had in years. In the first part of the Freshmen Cypher, Kevin Gates, Vic Mensa, Isaiah Rashad, Chance, and singer August Alsina step up to the plate, with each delivering a satisfying freestyle or verse. The future of hip-hop definitely seems to be in good hands.