XXL releases it’s vaulted Freshmen list. The 2014 edition includes Kevin Gates, Jon Connor, Lil Bibby, Lil Durk, Vic Mensa, Chance The Rapper, Rich Homie Quan, Jarren Benton, Troy Ave, Isaiah Rashad, August Alsina, and Ty Dolla $ign. Read the full story here. Also, after expressing his frustrations last week, Ab-Soul released the title to his anticipated new album. The full story is available here. In G-Unit news, G-Unit deejay, DJ Whoo Kid shares his disbelief at the recent tension between longtime friends, 50 Cent and Tony Yayo. Whoo Kid also reflects on a number of 50’s beefs in this HipHopDX exclusive. He also details the evolution of the mixtape industry. For more on Whoo Kid, click here.

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