Mass Appeal Records' Starting 5 Emcees Challenge TDE & Dreamville

Do you think Nas' protégés can go head-to-head with the West Coast label and J. Cole's roster?

(AllHipHop News) Mass Appeal Records united its line-up of wordsmiths for the Starting 5: Vol. 1 EP. Plus, Fashawn, Stro, Ezri, Cantrell, and 070 Phi hit the road for a North American tour.

The Starting 5 crew also stopped by Sway In The Morning to freestyle on the Shade 45 show. One of the rhymers used that moment on the radio to respectfully call out Top Dawg Entertainment and Dreamville Records.

"We Dreamvilling, We Top Dawging. How you want it? We spit it often," rapped Cantrell. He then told Sway, "You gotta put us in the conversation. That's all I'm saying."

Mass Appeal Records was founded by Nasir "Nas" Jones and Peter Bittenbender in 2014. The New York City-based company has released projects by Nas, Run The Jewels, Pimp C, J Dilla, Dave East, and Boldy James.