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Nas’ record label, Mass Appeal, has 5 upcoming rappers that are a force to be reckoned with. Starting 5 shut down the studio during “Sway in the Morning” after they each dropped a freestyle during “Friday Fire Cypher.” Fashawn, Stro, Ezri, Cantrell, and 070 Phi stopped by the morning show to promote their new mixtape, Starting 5: Vol. 1. The mixtape includes the rest of the label’s artists, Black Milk, Keyon Harrold, and Nas himself.
The rappers impressed Sway so much that he called out other labels to join the freestyle battle. He said, “TDE I hope you listening, whoever… there might be a new sheriff in town.”
If you don’t already know, Top Dawg consists of artists like the amazing Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, SZA, Jay Rock, and more. J. Cole’s label, Dreamville, has Ari Lennox, Omen, J.I.D, Bas, Lute, and EarthGang.
All artists are on fire this year! A freestyle battle doesn’t sound too shabby. It would definitely keep fans on their toes.
Who do you think would bring the most fire?