• dthaking334

    first bitches

    • LilRobBaby

      Corey gunz is the best of the list hands down i think freestylin is the blood of hip hop u listen 2 a corey gunz freestyle n tell me dude can’t spit shit

      • http://yahoo.com fabe

        curren$y is the hottest, JETS NIGGA

      • http://yahoo.com fabe

        WALE and Curren$y they are real ill I love the mixtape about nothing and curren$y got so many joints-JETS nigga!!!!!!

    • Stakaveli 59

      Charles Hamilton and Corey Gunz is the poster boys of hiphop leading us into the next decade with the help of already established artist such as Lil Wayne,Young Jeezy,T Pain,and T.I
      iwould mention Juelz but we’ll have to see what the future holds for the held back diplomat.Cam Wake Up and inhale the purp Curtis has left the building and so has jimmy

    • kreshyndo

      NONE OF THESE NIGGAS CAN TOUCH BLU. I LIKE GUNZ, A LOT YES, AND HAMILTON CAN BE ILL IF HE STAYS OFF THE LUPE HATIN CAUSE HE CANT TOUCH HIM. PERIOD. ROTH IS A EM CLONE LIKE NO OTHER. BLU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • JoeKingSB

      Y is Asher Even close to Wale on the cover? 1 cover should be Wale, Curren$y, Charles Ham, and Wiz Khalifa.

      • monroe

        lmao, cuz wiz didnt make the cut. and asher roth is far from a eminem clone, unless i missed asher’s joints about his mom and disturbing sexual things. em is waaay different lol

    • Curtis

      BLU is the best youtube (lovin you right) is the koolest song

  • Pierzy

    Asher Roth? Ugh.

  • parker

    YOU’LL STUPID MEN THE HOTTEST NEW ARTIST IN THE GAME IS STREETZ MEN BUT I GUESS XXL MAGAZINE AINT FUCKING WITH HOOD/RAW SHH JUST THIS BACKPACK SHH. STREETZ THAT NIGGA HOMES HE THE NEXT DUDE THAT GOT THE GAME

    http://WWW.MYSPACE.COM/IAMDASTREETZ

    • Matt Herbz

      XXL don’t fux with illiterates, you scum. If you can recite the ABCs correctly, then I’ll visit your gay ass myspace page, fuckboy.

      –OG Matt Herbz–

    • monroe

      hahaha! is cory gunz a backpack rapper?

  • G

    Ace hood?…politics is a bitch

  • Mr. Fly as a Pelican

    Ace Hood? Ugh.

    • PHILANONYMOUS

      U whilin ace hood is nice

  • raw

    Ace Hood…….BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Rae Tha Great

    All them dudes is great but who is gonna last the longest? Everybody not gonna shine, we all know how the game goes. PEACE

  • Me

    Ya’ll forgot my dude Drake!!!

    but I like Charles Hamilton and Mickey Factz!

  • Chris Mac

    I refuse to buy an xxl cover with asher roth on the cover. Just a white kid that went to a good college that thought rappin was “cool” and got lucky with gettin reconized. Move over and let someone wit passion and talent come into the industry. Im not jus sayin me, im sayin theres a million other rappers that deserve a cover and hes not one. As far as the other go, they deserve to be there more than he does. Asher get back to the books. Cuz u cant rap AT ALL. One

    • Rob The Music Ed

      “Just a white kid that went to a good college that thought rappin was “cool” and got lucky with gettin reconized.”

      ^^^^^^^

      Nah homie, you’re off base with that one. Asher worked hard, luck had nothing to do with it. You put in work, you get results, simple.

      • stevie b

        Im sorry I tried to give this asher roth guy a chance I honestly listened to his stuff with open ear but i was not impressed at all. sorry. If somebody really thinks he is post some lyrics up you thought were dope fa real cuz i was not moved by one line.

    • http://myspace.com/_dannyg_09 Dee

      u act like he MADE the fans like him, and MADE XXL put him on tha cover.. ppl choose to give him the recognition.. n who are u to say he dont have the passion for it.. ur basically sayin educated ppl shouldnt rap.. haha.. n i dont even like dood..

      other than that tha list is nice..
      -Mickey factz
      -Wale
      thats all i can remember that im excited bout..

      • U kno me, The Spanish Kid wit the Goatee

        thats cus Chris “wack” is just another hater. mad cus he aint get recognized and a white boy from the suburbs did. HA! that’s sum shit fo ya ass hahahaha. he over there, panties all in a bunch, hatin on Roth. instead of gettin ya ass in the lab, and work harder to put out suttin that fans wanna hear. u prolly rappin bout ya chain, the drugs u sell, how much money u make doin it, and the hoes u fuck. BOOO!! Roth is witty and funny and hip hop needs that…that thug/mobbdeep mentality is played out homie. Dont quit ya job at the locat super market!! HA!

    • Marc

      Hater

    • NEfariousONe

      umm. whoever thinks Asher Roth, can’t rap probably thinks Jeezy is a hard core lyricst. Not dissing Jeezy, but I know what hes not. All them dudes are lyricist on tha cover. Stop hating on dude, cuz he went to college. That’s like a broke dude hating cuz I got a job….boi stop!!!

    • HAHA!

      Don’t hate on Asher Roth, he can rap and he ain’t a clone of Eminem he’s not crazy like Eminem. Just because he’s white don’t mean shit either. If you got the “opportunity” rap you think you can do better. How about taking the opportunity instead of waiting for it to get handed to you. Ignorance ain’t gettin you nowhere

    • geron

      u r a LIE!! ill just tell u 2 start off by listenin to him in change gon come. WITH B.o.B. and hamilton ..he KILLED IT!

    • Anonymous

      what people yall need to stop hateing on asher he a beast and deseves this

  • King B

    I know wale but….who the fuck are the rest?????????

    • http://yahoo.com fabe

      WALE is hot but check out Curren$y download some of his shit

  • http://no.com dave

    cool kids?

    • Rob The Music Ed

      No groups on the cover-just the Top 10 MCs…
      Cool Kids get love though trust us, we didn’t overlook a thing!

      • http://www.pardonmeduke.com Goat

        Top Emcees dawg your buggin. I’d put money you don’t bump half these dudes on the regular. Only when a new mp3 comes in the inbox. You play then it get’s lost in your iTunes and becomes a conversation piece. It’s sad that XXL is just like everyone else now…. R.I.P.

        I only fux with the Factz & Blu, everyone else is overrated.

        • tbits

          Wale isn’t overrated dumb fuck, have you heard that Mixtape about nothing?

        • Gerod

          LOL @ Goat callin Wale and everybody else on the list(except Ace) overrated. You’re crazy fam…Blu is that nigga tho. But dont sleep on that list son

  • http://www.classandgrime.com RCV

    Everyone on that list is dope. I got no objections at all.

    • wtf?

      wtf xxl fix ur comments shit my shit aint post faggots!

    • NAWLEDGE

      Ace Hood is NOT dope. He aight…

  • http://xxlmag.com/ Admin

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  • D-Boy

    Cant see the the covers. Damn!

  • UNCLE RAY

    ROTH IS SICK I MIGHT FUCK WIT ACE HOOD AND CORY GUNZ 2 BUT THE REST I DONT LISTEN TO OR NEVER HEARD OF AND DONT CARE

  • http://www.toeachhisown8.blogspot.com Parodi

    Funny how these guys are all up in my ipod (cept Ace Hood).

  • mad

    blu the best! he the only one up there with a pure classic album!!!

  • tonio

    What Happen to Ya BOY

  • Nikita

    Get em Curren$y…. Louisiana n this muh-f*cka. I’m so proud…

    • JoeKingSB

      YEah curren$y is a BOSS

  • http://www.myspace.com/freshking20 Doc Holiday

    Curren$y is that dude. He def. deserves this cover.

  • Abel

    the cool kids?

    r y’all stupid

    ace hood & cory gunz? wtf

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  • Gerod

    This is dope

    I’m buyin all 3 covers for real

  • mdb

    wale is the only one worth 2 shits

  • Steez

    Curren$y Tha HotSpitta the best one of all of them. He drops mixtape month after month and is killin dope beats. Fly Society is gonna last for a long time to come.If you have not heard him spit yet get up on his mixtapes. He deserves this the most of all of them.

  • Eddie

    Curren$y is getting the Recognition he deserves.
    Fly society

  • elijah

    y’all crazy Blu already has a classic under his belt what do the rest have hype? go check out BELOW THE HEAVENS by Blu

  • Riles

    COVER FAIL. It’s a disgrace seeing Wale posed with these clowns. Kid Cudi took an L with this one too

  • comocomo

    Hamilton and Roth are the shit, i think, but they’re kind of strange. doubt many people will like em as much as i do.

    hate it when people hate on Roth cuz he’s not a typical hood dude, if he can rap he can rap. at least be glad he isn’t fake as fuck.

  • http://myspace.com/subzrorecords Royce

    Man finally Curren$y and Charles Hamilton get some recognition both them dudes have dropped some dope mixtapes. Now Ace Hood doesn’t deserve to be on the cover with those other lyricists. In my opinion i think Charles,Curren$y, and Asher Roth will stay consistent with their craft but all except Ace were good choices.

  • AG

    COOL KIDS
    mickey and chuck eat these kids up for dinner

  • kne81

    Interestin..I definetly like the list..not too sure about Ace Hood though,but maybe it’s just me cuz I dun really listen to his suff,but I’m sure alot of ppl listen to him,I ain’t hatin though so dun get on me.I’m actually interested in seein how B.O.B will do.Who knows u might get somebody no one ever heard of blow up..it’s possible.

  • kne81

    Ohh yeah..my bad can’t forget about Wales.

  • Simple like ABC, 123

    Where is V.I.C.(Get Silly)??? HAHAHA

    Seriously, the list is ok. Compare this list to 2006-2007 “new artist” like Soulja Boy, Hurricane Chris, Huey, Yung Berg, MIMS, Shop Boyz ect

    Blu, Wale, Charles Hamilton and Cory Gunz are my favorites

  • ReturnofReason

    Wow wheres Drake, bogus for that

  • http://hiphoponmymind.blogspot.com DJ Daddy Mack

    These covers are hot fuck what you heard. SMMFH AT ACE HOOD. B.o.B, Charles Hamilton, Kid Cudi, Mickey Factz and Wale are fucking ill. I really don’t know much about the others.

  • Raw

    WALE, KID CUDI, AND MICKEY FACTZ, they are the hottest on the list, but Cory Gunz is dope to me as well as Charles Hamilton, but I’ve been listening to the first three I named for a minute

  • Chris Mac

    Your exactly right im hatin, this kid has a chance in college to do somthin great wit his life. Instead decided to spit “rhymes”. Some of us love this music and have bin wit it from the start and to see this unoriganl white boy givin white boys a bad name sucks man. Now i’ll admit the kid can spit something but shit my lil cuzzin can spit somthing. Mickey,wale those dudes got some talent and I think its an insult to have them on the cover beside roth. The last thing I have to say is “Would the REAL Slim Shady please stand up, And would all the FAKE slim shadys please shut up”

    • JohnnyTwoStabbs

      well obviously people got different opinions and like different styles. if you rhyme it got to make sense and it got to relate to people.this guy Asher Roth got flow,he dont fall off on a free style and it makes sense.he might not relate to everybody (cause not everyone went to college),but you cant knock him only cause hes White. He most definitely got mo flow than this kid soulja boy and a shit load of other wack rappers out thr now!

  • Chris Mac

    Check out Copywhyte on ursession.com the next big white hype

  • http://www.webbentertainment.net webba

    YES WE CAN!!!! we must all go out and VOTE!!! because if McCain wins im moving to another country for real.

    http://www.webbentertainment.net

  • http://www.subconthreads.com Billion H

    Charles Hamilton n Wale – are the two dopest by far!

    Also peep Charles’ outfits- boy got style all his own – by the way his gear is provided by the good folks at Subconscious Threads

    http://www.subconthreads.com

  • L

    OK NOW LISTEN PAY ATTENTION! ASHER ROTH DESERVES I REPEAT DESERVES TO BE ON THIS COVER BECAUSE HE IS NICE! FUCC!

  • dope boy

    curren$y, wale, and kid cudi are saving hip hop. they shoulda put max b and skyzoo up ther tho asher roth aint that good

  • Styalz

    Covers are aiight.

  • nick

    i think what happend was that they figured out 9 good up and comers. and then was like fuck we cant just have nine, who else is new?, o i know Ace Hood

    Charles Hamilton, Wale, BoB the best otta the bunch in my opinion

    Cory Cunz has sick flow tough

  • Mi$c.

    @ Tonio….Ya Boy isnt on here bcuz XXl wack as fuck n dont recognize greatness even if it d**k slapped em all in they faces!

    And out of all these cats Blu is the best hands down…. he jus aint mainstream so thats why cats dont know too much bout dude but he is ill if you dont know bout him do your homework! Below the Heavens by Blu & Exile:Classic!

    Wale b.o.b Micky Facts N C.H are dope as well everyone else is garbage n should be used as toilet paper…. haters get at me!

  • ILL

    CUZ I DONT GIVE A FUCC ABOUT NONE OF THESE NIGGAS EXCEPT KID CUDI,COREY GUNZ N WALE I MEAN CURREN$Y HE PASSED BEIN A ROOKIE N MY EYES 4 HIM 2 BE ON THERE IS DISRESPECT ACE HOOD TRASH THAT KNOCC KNOCC SHIT IS A JOKE ASHER ROTH FLY FOR A WHITE GUY HE COULD BE THE NEXT BUBBA SPARXX BUT EM IS EMMORTAL CHARLES N MICCEY JUS RIDIN THAT KANYE TRYIN 2 BE DIFFERENT FAD N THAT FAD IS BECOMIN SO COMMON THAT ITS STARTIN 2 BE KINDA PLAYED OUT IDK WHO IS BLU IDK WTF IS BOB ALL I KNO IS NIPSEY HUSSLE SHOULD BE ON THAT COVER CUZ GOT A SONG WITH PAC JUS SIGNED A BIG DEAL WITH EPIC HE GETTIN CO-SIGNS 4RM THE GAME THEY CALLIN CUZ THE NEXT SNOOP HE GOT CLASSIC MIXTAPES OUT N JAY ROCC NEED 2 BE ON THAT BITCH 2 IDK WTF YALL DEFINE AS RAPPERS ANYMORE I GUESS IT GOTTA BE A NIGGA WITH AN OLD SCHOOL SLOW SAMPLE AS A BEAT N HAVE A RNB ARTIST SING THE HOOK BUT THATS NOT JUST IT ILL SPIT ON THIS FUCCIN COVER WHEN I SEE IT THATS HOW DISRESPECTFUL THAT SHIT IS

  • NEfariousONe

    Also if you havent noticed people are going to college not getting jobs…unless u got a trade…So self enterprize..”this kid has a chance in college to do somthin great wit his life. Instead decided to spit “rhymes”.” what tha hell is that supposed to mean? Remember yall favorite rapper Wezzy didn’t start spitin like that until he started going to the University of Houston studying psychology. But to say dude dont have talent. Kinda destroys ur crediability but at least you said you were hating so that makes it aiight..

  • Michael

    This covers ok, Idk bout Ace Hood just cuz Khaled co-signed him and shit, his first single he bit Plies style like a motherfucker.. B.O.B. Charles Hamilton and Asher are the only ones im looking forward to. and to the stupid motherfuckers talkin shit about Asher Roth, get a fuckin life, dude is ill and you know it hes got his own style and he can spit UNLIKE your favorite rappers favorite rapper..

  • http://www.thisis50.com BossFLA

    I like the idea of the cover but i think more research shoulda been done. With the except of maybe Ace who is totally ass by the way….noen of these ppl are bein talked about amongst the consumer, or selling out shows, or anything of that nature. And its a 1 sided cover..”hipster” rap……nothing else. I guarantee 75% of the ppl on that cover wont do shit career wise.

    Where’s the Brisco, OJ Da Juiceman, Wes Fif (especially if u got B.o.B.), Jay Rock from Cali, Maino, etc etc.

  • Jeff

    The list is cool. Heard of most of them…cudi, wale, mickey, etc. But yo, I stumbled on a cat last week at a spot in NYC that I never heard of that expressed the f*ck out of me!! Dudes name was M. Island…and his show was ill!! Not sayin he should be up here bein that I never heard of him b4 last week, but shit..I never heard of Blu or Ashor Roth either! Congrats to the cats that made cover..but I KNOW I’ma see that M. Island cat somewhere big soon! Matter fact, check for yourself: myspace.com/misland

  • untitled

    Where the f@#k is SKYZOO?

  • http://maxmega.net Max MEga

    yoo honestly i fuck with the list expect ace hood he trash. asher needs to have more subject matter dont give a fuck that hes white, he just needs to rap about more than that, he has potential, wale and blu are way above anyone on there, because they have more experience, cory gunz i dont listen to him enough to speak on it. b.o.b is dude reminds me of a young andre on the song note not rapping wise. curren$y def stepping his game up on fin… also charles and mickey are super grinders cannot hate on that. cudi is cudi thats it, but blu is my favorite all around. deserves a cover by himself also wale does too

    • http://maxmega.net Max MEga

      b.o.b is “dope”. check out ced hughes also

      myspace.com/cedhughes plain pat what up! haha

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  • DEEZ

    were the hell is WIZ KHALIFA at?
    thats crazy NO WIZ?

  • Mikey

    ..Blu the truth…nuff said

  • Diddy

    Quit hating on Asher because he is educated. Half of the rappers in the game are educated. Even Game started college (he was an athlete), does that mean he shouldn’t be allowed to rap. What about Kanye he also went to college (but quit to follow his dream). The majority of rappers are fictional characters made up by their labels to help them sell more records. Asher is taking the honest approach to selling records and letting everyone know where he is from and what he relly is about, not lying about selling drugs or shootin s#%t up.

    • http://maxmega.net Max MEga

      i agree my arguement was thats all he says “that im white” in soo many different ways. just saying if he added more to it he’ll be crazy dope

  • TheBackpacker…

    WHY??? OH WHY??? is AceHood on the fuck!ng cover??? that ni@@A garbage in my opinion…
    just another rap stereotype.

  • Tracy

    Were is Drake He is better then every last one of them?

  • TEZZY

    not impressed by none of them seen the seminars not impressed by none of them heard the mixtapes not impressed by none of them and one more thing NONE of these niggas gonna blow
    next year you only gonna get mixtapes out of all of em now i brought all the xxl’s since they started but my consitency stopped at the last one caues i was not buying no dam hollywood edition and now this shit come on at least the other list you had had muthafuckas on there that were going make some type of impact this one YEAH RIGHT and Cory gunnz i been checking this dude shit out since he first started and this kid is for sure not going anywhere his voice annoying and he just putting a bunch of words together

    Like jay-z said just cause you dont understand him dont me that he nice just mean you dont understand none of the bullshit that he writes

  • Chris Mac

    Tezzy whud up. The only reason XXL puttin some of these fools on the cover is cuz the good emcees still stuck in the hood. I think we forget what hip hop’s about, the hustle, the struggle. Most thsese fucks are straight out the burbs. Asher Roth is now a good lyricist. Wale is getting there. Mickey Facts=Nice. Cory Gunz= So So. The rest can suck a dick cuz i listened to there shit and there crap. This is to all you backpack supportin ass mofuckers. Take off the bag, and grow another somewhere else.

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  • SB

    I just got the mag I can not believe this asher roth cat is on the cover he is trash half the list is trash. i now know whats wrong wit hip hop. the writers and editors of xxl. how the hell did you compile this shit list?
    wale
    b.o.b.
    currensy
    blu
    ace hood
    those five are the only ones that are hot and they still dont deserve a cover and by the way mickey factz is 27 please tell this kid to stop lyin and his real name is marcus cut the bs.
    its ok cuz when i get on im making it my main objective to jarule about 60% of this list

    real hip hop lives just not in xxl peace 1 love

    p.s. no more r&b shit this is a hip hop mag i dont give a fuck about crooners this not king magazine datwon and why the fuck are the articles getting smaller some of us still like to read not just look at pictures what the fuck

  • MaRissa

    where the hell is Drizzy Drake Rogers???
    i agree with all you other drake fans. this kat is sick and has major talent.

  • p,y

    curren$y is it. spit vicious.

  • bkdmx5

    First off I’m white and ROth is jockin off em. Which would be ok if he wasnt jockin so hard. U hate ace well he will be the new plies like it or not. Being well connected in the game beats talent everytime. Charles freestyle with game and west is overrated be really. But boy got talent on the mic. This aint out yet but put money on it other then a rapid fire gunz puts on the mic him and wayne swag like. Ghost will soon be in that studio and talks bout it on the blods.

  • Mattador

    They are all good but my fav is Blu he got A different sort of style

  • derf dun didit

    some sleepin’ on Blu?
    Get familiar….

    http://www.myspace.com/herfavcolor

    http://www.myspace.com/jandjbabyproducts

    He def deserves this cover, Okayplayer Rookie of the Year, 3 albums in a a little over a year? yea…he is killin it….

  • http://bd3signs.com Brandon

    OBVIOUSLY XXLK YOU HAVE NOT DONE YOUR HOMEWORK

    WHERE THE $%@!% is Mr. Aubrey Graham aka DRAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • JG

    I’m Feelin Tha List Charles Hamilton, Cory,and Currensy deserved It. Ya’ll Coulda Kept Ace Hood Off He Straight. But #1 On Ya List Shoulda Been Drake Where He At!

  • http://www.myspace.com/youngmav504 Young Maverick

    Curren$y is tha hottest…Fly Society is the movement!! Get wit it or get gone!! Myspace.com/youngmav504

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  • Jae Dash

    anybody hating on the boy Curren$y then you are just playing yourself you know all the hot fads pretty much the last 3 or so years that dude started them he dropped 7 yes 7 mixtapes in that same amount of months and all of them were better than any 7 albums that dropped this year…think about that while wearing your lv scarf and dc’s…1one

  • eccentrice

    WALLLLLLEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • RellsWorld

    Cory Gunz is the only one of these niggas I got in my IPod currently. I mean I got a playlist dedicated to dude cause hes nasty. All the Apprentice’s and Best Kept Secret…classic mixtapes. Anyway those other niggas is aiight but none of them is fuckin wid Cory.

    • Anthony

      Blu is way better then him

  • narry

    yall dudes sleeping on curren$y

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  • L.A.

    Mann all of these ppl go hard they styles are all different Blu is to real just as Wale, Gunz, and Currensy, kid cudi throwed to….Mickey Factz for some reason reminds me of GLC who also is sick

  • http://twitter.com/SOUPERVILLIAN SOUPERVILLIAN

    THE REAL LIST: GLC, DRAKE, Curren$y, BLU, B.O.B., FRENCH MONTANA, SLIM DA’ MOBSTER, TERMANOLOGY, WALE, & UNCLE MURDER.

    P.S. FAGGER ROTH EATZ DICKZ 4 BREAKFAST HE SOUNDZ LIKE EVERY WHITE HIP HOPPER I WENT 2 HIGH SKOOL’ WITH IN THE LATE 90′S (A.K.A. THE EVERY WHITE GUY RAPPIN’ LIKE SLIM SHADY ERA) I WOULD HAVE RATHER SAW FUCKIN’ “O.J. DA’ JUICE MAN” UP THERE!

  • Edvin

    Kid cudi is for me the best. His mixtape for me was beast. Don’t get me wrong mickey factz, hamilton, and asher are real good but Cudi is on another level.

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  • Daniel

    BLU!!!!! He is hot. Below the Heavens was a classic!!! Wale is hot too.

  • Jay Are-Uh

    Yeah they got most of this right except wheres muh boy Drake!! are you kiddin me he should be the first on the list. kid cudi flows nd wale is keepin it real reppin DC nd Roth is bring back originality, Factz has killa beats nd good with word play blu nd hamilton are pretty cool nd so is gunz/b.ob too but just like everyone else is sayin WHY THE HELL IS ACE HOOD ON HERE im sorry but hes not up in the top 10 maybe like 19 or 20

  • kevin

    B.o.B is so tight.

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  • yung swag

    where my nigga b.o.b at nah mean he day hardest nigga that nobody talk about he got his own swag!! watch da kid

  • luny

    Blu…hands down

  • When Sunny Gets…

    All ABOUT BLU…..don’t sleep! he’s our next great…..

  • Vincent Latizzi, NY

    Let’s break it down.
    I’m feelin’ Wale and Hamilton, they are something new and progressive to hip-hop. The fact is that Curren$y and Gunz are the two best on those covers, and Gunz is not a freshman at all, I have mixtapes of his from when he was 13. I like Mickey Factz shit, although I must admit I have only recently heard of him. I dunno much about Blu, and B.oB isnt really what I liek to listen to, he seems mad industry. Ace Hood and Cudi are the two most industry rappers of the bunch, but they have proven that they can make big singles and will most likely, with the help of Khaled and the Aphiliates, become big name stars. Can’t say what the future holds for Asher Roth, he seems to have type-casted himself as this college blunt-smoking party boy and will prolly never break that mold, nor shake Eminem comparisons and for that I feel bad for him. The fact is that there is little market out there for white rappers, as they are often viewed as cheesy gimmicks. All in all, I wish all 10 of these artists the best of luck with their careers, and shake my head at the fact that artists like Mack Maine, Drake and Serius Jones were overlooked.

  • blu is a beast

    all you are dumb af….blu is the best and never a sell out, listen to his songs its real hip hop not radio garbage.

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  • manny

    All of these guys are ill but the best

    kid cudi
    Charles Hamilton
    b.o.b.
    Wale

  • Nick530

    Blu and Curren$y most underrated…Wale spits so hard and mikey factz is dope…dont really care bout anybody else..Wiz Khalifia and Drake should of definetly taken Ace Hood and Asher’s spot

  • mL

    Blu is the most underrated for sure. The “Below The Heavens” album is a classic.

  • wow

    wow
    2 rappers that are real hip hop artists:
    blu
    nipsey hussle
    drake is better than all theese execpt KID CUDI.

  • Jay M

    Well, none of these dudes can make an album like Below The Heavens. That album is up there with illmatic, etc.

  • Anonymous

    shudda taken out gunz n factz n put in drake n j.cole .

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  • Anonymous

    Where’s wheel chair jimmy at?

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  • Anonymous

    jcole? seriously not on here? no one heard the warm up? damn man get educated.

  • krimzin

    Blu & Cory Gunz are the illest there….the rest are trash, ok wait maybe Pusha T as well, I dig The Clipse

  • khaosdummy

    blu goes harder than anybody up there. and i listen to all of them except ace hood. people who haven’t listened to all of them can’t make decisions because, hell, they haven’t even given the other rappers a chance.

    hella people are sleeping on blu, but us black folk are known for overlooking positive things… smh

  • bG

    wtf is ace hood doing there??
    jay nipsy n pill r going take rap to a new level just watch

  • DOinBIG

    My Personal list of my Top Freshman….
    1. J cole- Nigga got lyrics for days
    2. Nip Hustle- He is actually hood n ppl can relate to him
    3. Drake- Not a fan but look at the success..
    4. Currency- Been doin it! n had talent way back in the wayne days
    5. Wale- Doin his thing with the real hiphop style i love to hear
    6. Jay Rock- Has a lot of inspirational songs and always keeps it 100
    7. Kid Cudi- Got his own style and fans
    8. Wiz- He got music for the smokers
    9. Cory Gunz- This low cuz i dont consider him new, n still no debut CD
    10. Ace Hood- Put some CD’s out for the ppl now lets see wat he does now

  • michelle

    blu takes EVERONE out on that list. srious shit once u guys hear him i dare u to disagree

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  • BENmf

    drake aint on this cause he said he wasnt a rookie so he shouldnt be on it.
    other than that charles B.O.B and Roth are the illest. they spit true shit. Charles’ flow is ridiculous smooth. B.O.B is just a lyricist straight up killin it. Roth got a different feel to it cause he is really educated with his lyrics so he says words you wont hear in most raps and ignorant people cant feel it cause they dont know what he saying

  • iwishyaniggazwould

    i think alll thse dudes aint lyrical…and personally :MERCILES willl shit on alllll them…real rap…”Born To Rap….will make niggaz think twice about stepping in da cage¡¡¡¡S.M.B….ni**az forgot where it started AT…let me r`meind yall;[

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  • nesdon

    where da fuck is vado n french montana they go harder then most of the niggas on this list

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    Wheres Fashawn ???

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