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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Thizzler Announces Freshmen 10 Class of Rising Local Rappers

Posted By on Tue, Jul 16, 2013 at 9:00 AM


Every year, the local hip-hop website and promotion outfit convenes a panel of local industry experts, DJs, established artists, and others to sort through the tall stacks of young rap hopefuls and find the 10 most promising. Since beginning the Freshmen 10 list in 2010, the project has snuffed out talents like IamSu!, DaVinci, Roach Gigz, Shady Blaze, A-1, and even, yes, Kreayshawn. Yesterday, the site unveiled its Freshmen 10 roster for this year, featuring rappers from all over the Bay Area. So while you may or may not have heard of these artists yet, you likely will soon, if past years are any indication. Here are the Thizzler picks for this year's most promising young rappers, chosen with the help of locals like KMEL's DJ Amen, S.F. rapper San Quinn, and members of the Hieroglyphics crew.

You can download a free mixtape featuring the entire Freshmen 10 class over on the Thizzler site. Check out their individual songs below.



Prince Sole



Rey Resurreccion

Sage The Gemini

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