Freshmen Show Photo Recap

Last night at B.B. King’s in New York City, the XXL Freshmen held court in front of a packed house. With ten of this year’s eleven Freshmen taking the stage (we missed you Based God!), the showcase displayed the brimming talent of this year’s class. Special guests included Birdman, Rev Run, Pusha T, Big Sean and more during the four-hour concert. See below for photos from last night’s show and stay tuned to throughout the day for more coverage of the #XXLFreshmenShow.

Photo credits: Jerritt Clark

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    The marquee outside B.B. King's in Times Square
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    DJ Kast One from Hot 97
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    A blown up Freshmen cover near the entrance of the show
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    YG and his special guest Rosa Acosta
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    Nothing's wrong with a little more Rosa
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    YG and Peter Rosenberg of Hot 97
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    YG performing live
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    YG gettin' into it some more
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    YG spittin' for the crowd
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    Justin Combs showing love to Lil Twist
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    Birdman and Lil Twist backstage
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    Birdman coming out as Twist's surprise guest
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    Twist getting live for the fans
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    Twist showing love to his DJ
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    Up close and personal
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    Diggy's a rock star
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    Fred The Godson and Vado keeping heads bangin'
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    Fred puttin' on for the BX
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    Vado and Meek Mill
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    YG backstage
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    Mac Miller getting the crowd hype
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    More Mac
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    Rev Run supporting Diggy
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    Like father, like son
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    The legend's still got it
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    Dig holding his own
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    All he needs is one mic
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    Hands up
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    Fred and Mac
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    Pusha T and Rosenberg backstage
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    Diggy and co. after performing
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    Proud papa
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    Yela and BMXer Nigel Sylvester backstage
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    Big K.R.I.T. representing the third coast
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    K.R.I.T.'s undeniable passion shines through
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    It was hot so that jacket wouldn't last long
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    Pusha T surprising the crowd
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    Machine Gun Kelly making sure to Lace Up
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    G.O.O.D. Music backstage
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    Sean and Cyhi back and forth
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    Big Sean reaching out to his fan
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    Sean getting ready to storm the stage
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    Cyhi rocking the crowd
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    ATL's own taking it all in
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    Cyhi's energy wouldn't let up
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    Yelawolf was poppin' the truck
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    Yela turning it up
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    Yela is a man of the people

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  • Willy

    I kinda feel bad for yela Run came to see and back up diggy birdman and twist but no shady or yela :(

    • jimmyjam

      shady the new jay z he dnt show up for things unless he guarenteed it will do something for him

  • GoGoMicFiend

    Where’s Kendrick?

  • POKE

    the other guys need help yela don’t diggy needs his daddy cuz boy is garbage

    • Tdot

      dusty poke

    • briana

      dont be dissin diggy dude lyke 4realz his daddy came for support something you may never know about cause you neva had a dad yeah i said it so dont be dissin diggy because he betta then all of yal real talk

  • Willy

    word but still come on he should still come and show some support….hes reppin ur label and his down with your label so atleast come out and show some love

  • handguy

    Show was super cool yela did his thing but the show highlights being there was Rev Run good music and Fred the Godson and Vado went ham

  • Jon Dog

    The reason Marshall wasn’t there is because… Well, he would’ve pretty much stole the show. It was about the freshman. Birdman is fucking garbage, and without Run, Diggy wouldn’t have even been on the cover, or anything for that matter. Yela and Mac are going places, the rest are far from a breath of fresh air, average at best, and not even close to original. But that’s the XXL way, ain’t it?

    • bailey miller

      big KRIT holds his own too, but other than that i agree

  • Don mcCaine

    how do y’all know that if it wasn’t for Rev Run that his son wouldn’t be there?

    for mufukkas who STAY saying “don’t hate”, y’all be HATING BIG TIME. Seems to me like y’all are JEALOUS ’cause he got bread and connects. He’s in a space where you wanna be, huh?

    Diggy>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Lil’ B

    AND Diggy’s DAD came to see his SON perform…SUPPORT…and y’all HATING on that…check yo’self fool…

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  • Hoodie

    How can you NOT say Meek Mill aint goin places when he just inked a deal wit Ross and MMG. He’s been around longer then Mac, wit the mixtapes and being in the streets to promote his music. Mac just caught a good break since Wiz and Pittsburgh been gettin a look! I aint taking nothing from Mac, cuz im a fan. But still I think Meek should be in discussion when it comes down to going anywhere being a 2011 XXL freshmen.. Big KRIT is my dude too! Yela is my fav outta them all tho! and Im from Philly! Meeks always gonna be my homie since were cool and shit.

  • Miller CatFish Girl

    Chill Out, No One cares About Our Comments :)

  • Buddah

    diggy’s trash #FREEEARL

    • bre

      dude shut yo ugly ass up dang you mad because he betta than yo ass and look in da mirror and you will find trash oh and get yo buddah lookin self out of here lyke 4realz dude bold buddah lookin head and dont freeearl haha

  • bree

    i ♥ lil twist he has most swagg i ♥ u YMCMB forever ♣ ♥☺

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