Watch Chance The Rapper, Isaiah Rashad, and Vic Mensa in the XXL Freshmen Cypher

With the individual freestyles from this year’s XXL Freshman class in the books, the crew unveils the first of the cyphers today. The leadoff group features Kevin Gates, Vic Mensa, August Alsina, Isaiah Rashad, and Chance The Rapper, and the result is an expectedly entertaining clip.

Backed by a raw Don Cannon instrumental and DJ Drama on the boards, each of the four rappers offer impressive verses while Alsina—one of two singers to grace the 2014 Freshmen cover—laces the cypher with a melodic hook. We’ve heard Chance’s verse before (in “Home Studio”), but it’s still fun to see it spit live. Watch the video in full above.

(XXL)