XXL Freshmen Tour: Rich Homie Quan + Ty Dolla $ign + Troy Ave + August Alsina + Vic Mensa and more

Critics' pick
It’s another typically fantastic lineup from XXL mag, introducing their pick of this year’s “Freshmen," featuring raspy-voiced, sing-songy "Type of Way" rapper Rich Homie Quan, foul-mouthed L.A. R&B crooner and multi-instrumental prodigy Ty Dolla $ign and Brooklyn rhymer Troy Ave, who to date has received cosigns from 50 Cent, Nas and Jay-Z.