Watch Ty Dolla $ign's XXL 2014 Freshman Freestyle

Check out the newly signed Taylor Gang rapper's XXL freestyle

Ever since Kid Cudi showed us that crooning is an acceptable form of rapping, sing/rap has become mainstream practice in the world of hip hop - see Future's Honest. With their Freshman Class of 2014, XXL is embracing these changes taking place in rap music, choosing several artists who sing as well as spit, including Kevin Gates, Chance the Rapper and Ty Dolla $ign. Per XXL tradition, each member of the Dirty Dozen has been taking part in their Freestyle series, starting with Chance, continuing with Isaiah Rashad yesterday and Ty Dolla's set today. Check out the newly signed Taylor Gang artist sing/rap below: