The multi-talented Xperience came into discussion at the #7 spot on the list for Freshest In The Northwest, but was voted down to #8 as the majority of the panel couldn’t justify putting him ahead of Sol. Despite opening for Macklemore on the biggest tour of 2012 and having a successful release of This, That & Th3rdz, the panel ultimately decided that his longtime friendship with Seattle’s reigning champ and working within a group were bigger contributors than the rapper/singer himself.

Left out of the video was an interesting discussion whether XP was a better rapper than JFK. Not tryna start no beef, just reporting the truth, Ruth. Check it out below.

BONUS: You finally see Sermon’s face (and fro) in this video.