It’s that time of year again: XXL Magazine has unveiled their annual Freshman Class cover. In the past, this yearly issue has charted the rising stars of rap. This year’s Freshman roster includes Lil Yachty, Desiigner, Dave East, Denzel Curry, G Herbo, Lil Uzi Vert, Anderson .Paak, 21 Savage, and Kodak Black.
Last year’s edition featured Dej Loaf and Tink, both of them female Chicagoans. In contrast, the 2016 edition features an all male crew. While over 100 rappers were in the running, fans voted to narrow it down to these top 10. Read more about XXL’s Freshman Class here and peep the video below to go behind-the-scenes of the cover shoot.
What do you think about this year’s Freshman Class?