“Freshman 15” is a term used to describe the weight a student gains during their first year of college. In other words, it’s when you “Get your weight up” – a phrase we use in hip hop to represent elevation. RapGrid has teamed up with Xciled Media to make a list of 15 individuals we believe will make an impact on battle rap during 2017. Throughout the month, RapGrid will be promoting these emcees with exclusive music videos, interviews and freestyles.

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