CMJ. While the top of this bill of new hip-hop, presented by XXL magazine, might not be that astounding (new Bad Boy signee Machine Gun Kelly is nothing more than a second-rate Yelawolf), you should pop in early for a quick treat. French Montana's Coke Boyz 2 mixtape savvily paired Southern trap-rappers with Montana's homegrown Bronx beats, and Action Bronson is the rare rapper who makes mid-'90s New York revivalism sound fresh. They share the bill with Dom Kennedy, who falls somewhere in the middle of this continuum.
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