2013 freshman class

<em>XXL</em>‘s Freshman Class: By the Numbers

In 2007 XXL changed the landscape of hip-hop’s breeding ground by tapping a crop of promising up-and-coming rappers to grace one of its covers. Tagged “Leaders of the New School,” the group featured a mix of MCs who'd recently made waves with their debuts (Rich Boy, Plies, Lil Boosie) and others who…