The annual XXL Freshman cover has officially arrived and as with the selections every year, they’ll be a lot of heated debates on who’s worthy, who’s not and ultimately who got snubbed. Needless to say, this year’s choices feature some of the game’s most promising young talents.
The members of the XXL’s 2017 Freshman Class in no particular order are: XXXTENTACION, PnB Rock, Kamaiyah, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Playboi Carti, Madeintyo, Aminé, Ugly God, Kap G and Kyle.
Of course, the internet had plenty of things to say about the group of rappers chosen to grace the cover of XXL’s new print issue — and it wasn’t pretty. Many claimed Detroit rapper Tee Grizzley was snubbed. People also pointed out several breakout artists such as Young M.A, 6LACK, Cardi B and Rich The Kid were noticeably absent from the list
Last year’s Freshman Class included Anderson .Paak, Desiigner, Lil Uzi Vert, 21 Savage, and Lil Yachty, among others. Past XXL Freshmen include Kendrick Lamar, Danny Brown, Chance the Rapper, Lil B, Kid Cudi, Tink, and Iggy Azalea.
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