10 Things XXL Would Like to See From the 2012 Freshman Class

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  • dontripxxl
    Don Trip Gets Custody Of His Son
    After venting about being denied his parental rights on the heartfelt Cee Lo-featured single, "Letter to My Son," <em>XXL</em> can't help but sympathize with Don Trip. Judging by the recently released <em><a href="http://www.xxlmag.com/reviews/2012/03/don-trip-guerrilla/">Guerrilla</a></em> mixtape, Trip's got dope music covered. But how sweet would it be if he actually got custody of his kid?
  • macklemorexxl
    Macklemore Signs Major Label Deal
    Macklemore’s hard work and determination drove him to being a <em>XXL</em> Freshman. Not sure if he’ll decide to continue on the independent route, but the door is definitely open for the Seattle-native to take his talents to a major soon.
  • machinegunkellyfeature
    Not that <em>Rage Pack </em>wasn’t any good because it definitely was a <a href="http://www.xxlmag.com/reviews/2011/10/machine-gun-kelly-rage-pack/">dope project</a> but it was a little more rock-fused than its predecessor, <em>Lace Up</em>.<em> </em>The latter found the Cleveland-native at his most vulnerable, exhibiting more passion and emotion fit for a perfect debut. <em>XXL</em> wants MGK's debut to be more in that vein.
  • iggyazaleaxxl
    In honor of the release of her sexy new video for "Work," we decided to take a look back at Iggy Azalea's sexiest moments. Looking through this gallery, it's clear that the 22-year-old Australian transplant has had more than a few. Click through to take a trip down Iggy's sexy memory lane.
  • kidinkxxl
    Kid Ink Stops Being Mistaken For Chris Brown
    To let the Twittersphere tell it—at least those who weren't already familiar with Kid Ink—the L.A. MC resembles Chris Brown. Nevermind that Ink is perhaps 5' 8" to Breezy's 6' 2". The truth is, the Alumni MC already has a strong following that will likely keep growing in the next 12 months. Look for another upstart MC to be compared to Kid Ink by the next freshman cover.
  • futurexxl
    Future Designs His Own Futuristic Nike Kicks
    Move over Nike Air Mags, the possibility of Future designing a pair of 'Futuristic' kicks is sort of high. He's already responsible for his own apparel line, Freebandz and sported some pretty footwear-forward kicks during the freshman shoot. Time will tell when he'll make some more sneaker "Magic" happen.
  • hopsinxxl
    Hopsin Collaborates With Eminem
    Hopsin definitely has some Eminem-esque moments on the mic—namely his penchant for boldly taking other MCs to task. It would definitely be interesting to see Hopsin trade lyrical tales alongside Mr. Mathers on record—perhaps even a video. Judging by his catalog of intriguing visuals “(“Sag My Pants,” “Ill Mind of Hopsin 4”), Hopsin—who directs his own clips—definitely has the right aesthetic to bring an Eminem record to life.
  • FRESHMAN CLASS CITIES
    <h2>"Everything's A Go"</h2>
    "Daaaaaamn is what the hoes say/You got the juice, man? Call me O.J./That's macaroni, guacamole/And you a cock block, a sock goalie."
  • roscoedashxxl
    Roscoe Dash
    "I'm gonna have to say Timmy and Michigan if he can keep those ankles healthy. They're 27-7, which isn't bad but isn't the best either. I love Tim's game. He's EVERYWHERE, so although Gonzaga is proving themselves to be unbeatable and Louisville and Kansas are a close second in that regard, I'm sticking with Timmy and Michigan. Plus, they wear the same colors as my cheeseheads lol"
  • dannybrownxxl
    Danny Brown Gets Dental Insurance
    Danny's missing front teeth have sort of become a trademark of his (think Nas's previously chipped tooth). With his stock on the up and up, it’s only a matter of time before DB gets dental treatment.
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    BONUS: A 2012 Freshman Class Posse Cut
    Pretty much self-explanatory, here. Sure, some of the freshmen were paired up in cyphers, which will soon be unveiled on XXLMag.com, but all 10 MCs on one record could make for an eclectic banger.
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  • juice

    …i hate u so much now xxl. shits CORNY!!! i thought yall would actually say something real for once but nope this bullsht

  • BOW

    You are going to be let down….

  • Pookzilla Tha Don

    hopsin is the shit, good pick to be a freshman

  • gporgey

    roscoe dash bin out how many years now and just on the freshman list c’mon he shud just drop out

  • http://xxlmag.com K.R.A.E. (M.L.E.)

    Fuck Yeah… Hopsin is the shit, he fina Kill errybody NO DOUBT

  • wat

    Stop being assholes and drop the freestyles and cyphers.

  • jhwg624

    Iggy compared to 2pac?!?!? the only thong i can compare her to is the hoe on the corner of my street

  • jhwg624

    id like to see hopsins, MGK not macklemore cuz major lables f*ck everything up SCOE and and the rest are just dumb

  • http://metromusik.com KuwnD

    The next on for XXL Freshmen is the boy TiCO from Ride2dieRecords check his music out on YouTube.com/Ride2Die say what you want but u cant denie the talent #realtalk.

    Congrats to everyeone for being in the XXL Freshmen this year salute.

  • wat

    LOGIC and DIZZY WRIGHT should be on the cover next year.

  • Carlos Cjay Decayed

    Hell yes Hopsin and Eminem on the same track would be epic

  • http://WWW.TWITTER.COM/nikemaguire NIKE

    I STILL CANT BELIEVE YALL (XXL STAFF) SLEPT ON STARLITO LIKE THAT SMH! SO I REALLY DNT CARE WHAT XXL WOULD LIKE TO SEE FROM THE 2012 FRESHMEN..ITS ABOUT WHAT THE PPL WOULD LIKE TO SEE FRM XXL!
    SHOUTOUT TO FUTURE..FRENCH & DON TRIP THO!

    JUS MY OPINION DOE..I REALLY DNT GVA F**K WHO CARES CUZ I WOULDNT CARE ABOUT YALL OPINION.

    • wat

      You expect to be taken serious while typing in all caps? Grow up nigga.

      • http://www.twitter.com/nikemaguire Nike

        LOL LIL INTERNET GANGSTERS!
        IM SORRY I FORGOT TO GIVE A FUCK!

        • wat

          LOL AIGHT ENJOY YOUR 9-5 AT MICKEY D’S WHILE YOU FORGET GIVING FUCKS.

    • DGatesJC

      I agree wit you 110%

  • supa

    By far this is the worst xxl freshman cover ever. Honestly there is no reason for roscoe dash to be on the conver. well dont blame xxl, blame hip hop we need to take it back to the real. Congrats to all who made cover. IKG

  • sosar

    WTF???? WHERES EARL SWEATSHIRT! yu guys need better choosing

    • wat

      Not only is Earl wack, there’s no reason for him to be chosen.

      • sean11

        you’re really one ignorant dumb bitch if you think any of these bitches are better than earl sweatshirt. give credit where its due none of them could lyrically amount to earl. and hes 18.

  • HopsinsGirl-Oblivion

    HOPSIN FINNA KILL EM ALL!!!
    SO GLAD PEOPLE STARTIN TO NOTICE HIS REAL MUSIC.
    Follow Me:
    @HopsinsGirl
    <3 i love you, Hop! :)

    • Game

      Hopsin sucks Tyler the Creators dick every night before Hopsin goes to bed. Hopsin is gayer than Clay Aiken being fisted by Perez Hilton.

      • HopsinsGirl-Oblivion

        you cant take whats real? is that it? haaaa, go suck one & stop hatin on whats real.

  • R. Lee

    Worst Freshman Class ever first off I dont know half the people on here like who are they, they not even relevant only ones i can agree on is French Montana, Iggy, & Don Trip wtf Roscoe Dash he WACK!

  • Ninja Swag

    where the fucks chris webby, hed rap circles around over half of these no names

  • ColeWorld14

    I don’t expect any of these artist to be successful..if they do then there goes hip hop, thanks xxl. ya buncha fuck niggas

  • Funky kong

    whoa whoa whoa hold up. You say this covers wack but Danny Brown puts the team on his back for this one. He’s real Hip Hop. He’s so real. Deserves this freshman spot forsure. He’s 30 and a certified vet from the D who would Kill all of these dudes on this cover no doubt in my mind.

  • quan

    don trip the best out of all of em