XXL Presents 2011′s Freshman Class

[Originally appears in XXL's April 2011 issue, on newsstands nationwide on March 15.]

With an abundance of new artists buzzing hard right now, the 2011 Freshman class includes one more member than usual, making 11 picks total this year. The recession is over!

It would be cliché to state that choosing 10 Freshmen was tougher than usual this year. But if it were merely cliché, there wouldn’t be 11 of the brightest young stars in hip-hop on the cover of the fourth annual XXL Freshmen issue. With an abundance of new talent, XXL couldn’t help but expand his year’s class. Rap’s recession is over. So we’ve splurged and picked 11.

The hype has grown since our inaugural Freshmen issue, in 2007, and since last year’s class selection, we have been overwhelmed with pitches. (Seems that being an XXL Freshman has become an honor.) But this year, during the selection process, we spotted a problem: In the past, some years had been hard getting the list up to 10; in 2011, the difficulty was getting the number down to 10.

We realized we had more new rap talent to pick from for the 2011 Freshman class than previous years. So we decided to make an exception and chose an extra Freshman this year, because it was clear that 10 just wouldn’t be enough.

The new Freshmen assembled in late January to participate in the photo shoot and a roundtable discussion. We also made them rhyme, of course. (Check XXLMag.com for the video of the Freshmen Roundtable, cyphers, freestyles and more interviews.) It’s a daunting task to pick out the possible stars of tomorrow, get them all in a studio with stylists, barbers, makeup artists, cameras and a whole bunch of industry folk, and then keep that a secret. But we did it. We present our 11 Freshmen for 2011.

  • integra83

    Meh… Cyhi is the only one i’m checking for

    • jfl11

      cosign, CyHi by far and away the top dude in this class…

    • joe p

      cyhi and diggy the shit

    • uberdyke34

      have you heard krit spit? ‘krit wuz here’.. check it out

  • Ace

    KRIT, CyHi, Diggy, Mac, and Kendrick are the ones Im checking for. YG is ass, Why the hell is Lil Twist on there? Meek Mill is garbage and I don’t really know Fred the Godson, might have to check him out.

  • grey hova

    Lil B looks real remedial holding up that mini chalk board

    • Travis

      he is lol

  • avenger xl

    how in the f is yelawolf,big krit and lil b freshman? I know you are paid by their labels to add them but really.

    Lets see mac miller is your latest asher roth.
    lil twist haha ha ha ha ha ha LCD next generation.
    cyhi I feel this cat but will ye know how to promote him or will he be in j cole /j electronica purgatory?
    Diggy got rich relatives and a dope flow the world is his
    Fred is dope just hope he goes the right way

    • JetsFooL

      yooooo bruh mac is much much better than asher roth, completely different guy

      • lkjh

        Idk about that. Asher Roth is nicer than Mac Miller lyric-wise.

  • Realist UpNorth

    Mann I only agree with Cyhi, Kendrick, Diggy, man pretty much everybody i’ll give a chance to listen to and take but Lil B, Lil B… I won’t even give that homie a second chance anyday real talk he’s bogus he’s gargabe with his ppretty wack swag and wierd lyrics, He’s one of the many reasons why hip-hop is failing every now and then and wack rap-syndrome hit that homie real hard but fuck’em

    • Jim

      i agree and thats a understatement

    • J-Jay

      lil b’s verse went the hardest!!!!!!! stop hating!!!!!! listen to it, i bet it changes ur mind!!!!!!!

    • Reez

      couldnt agree more.

  • undadogg28

    If u ain’t up on Yelawolf yet, listen to Trunk Music and see why he has a co-sign from Eminem!!

  • T

    WHY LIL B?!

  • Lions 4 Lambs

    some of this class is good…but the rest are real questionable…how are you going to have dudes like Lil B and YG representing the south….if you gonna rep the south a clear omission would be Yung Texxus or Thee Tom Hardy or even Short Dawg

    • J.Gunna

      LiL b & YG from thw west coast homie

      • Lions 4 Lambs

        Yea you right, but still think there are others that should be on this cover other than them

      • kenee

        DOnt forget Kendrick from tha West too

      • http://www.youtube.com/blackdakiddtv kidd

        hell yea dont mess da south up like that i should of been in lil b spot

    • desean123

      lil b is from the bay

      • T

        Lil B is from the GAY.

        • lol

          lil b is from the gay hahahahhah T FTW

  • atxrocker

    krit/kendrick>>>

  • chedda

    front cover of XXL for you lame haters lil b tha based god nigga, and my nigga diggy evrey1 else fuck em

  • Swag

    WOLFGANG?
    TYLER THE CREATOR?
    HODGY?
    JASPER THE DOLPHIN?
    TACO?
    NOT EVEN EARL?

    • Gary Rue (birthname)

      @Swag : Now that is the first good laugh I have had today ! From someone that obviously gets it. We could go on and on.

      Jeremy The Javelin
      Rex Sugar aka Sweet Cheeks
      Med Size Matthew
      Dwayne the Babysitter’s Cousin

    • Gary Rue

      Wait those are not REAL NAMES are they ? HAHA I am out of the loop as far as a list of NEW DOPE RHYMERS every day as long as my list of debts.

  • SEAN

    OFWGKTA.
    TYLER THE CREATOR IS 300X BETTER THAN ANY OF THESE WHACK WRAPPERS.

  • jonny bizness

    Kendrick is the one that stands out to me he will have longevity in the game.

  • Steve Harvey

    DOMO GENESIS!
    MIKE G
    FRANK OCEAN
    MELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLOWHYPE!!!!!!!!

  • R. KELLY

    I gotta say Tyler the creator kills it. he goes pretty hard.

  • Chris Stokes

    ODD FUTURE MOTHERFUCKER. SWAGSWAGSWAGSWAGSWAGSWAGSWAGSWAGSWAGSWAGSWAGSWAGSWAGSSWAGSWAGSSSWWWWWWWWAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

  • pthefool

    Lil B’s this year’s O.J. Da Juiceman. KRIT dat nigga and Yelawolf the truth. I think Cyhi try too hard. Lil Twist?
    Alabama all day!!!!!

  • TheREALAceBoogie

    Meek Mothafuckin Milly! #AllPhillyShit!

  • Blackaristocrat

    The ONLY reason Lil B got recognized is for being punched in the face. Only 6 people deserved to be on that list and I can think of others that SHOULD had been on there. I think Vanessa needs to STEP DOWN…

  • young toon

    this is bullshit most theses niggas dont deserve to be om here

  • http://twitter.com/Paco_Jiggins PACO

    CYHI DA PRYNCE OVER KENDRICK LAMAR OR KRIT? FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF

  • bug

    weak not as good as last yrs diggy is weak twist is week yg is a one hit wonder… maybe xxl should go to the hoods and find some real rappers not kids of rich relatives

  • J.Brown

    @ lions 4 lambs
    YG reps the west coast

  • Bizzle

    Big Krit is hell…Cyhi is not too far behind…and Diggy spit too. I agree, not sure Ye will support CyHi properly but hell, the really good artist never are.

  • swype-matic

    KRIT, CyHi, and Yelawolf are the frontrunners to actually make good shit. Diggy has some growing up to do b4 I can fully listen to him. Haven’t heard much from Mac Miller, Lamar, Fred The Godson, and Meek Mill. Lil Twist, YG, and Lil need to get they lame asses buried in the ground, cause all 3 of them straight ASS. And fuck you lames screaming that ‘basedgod’ shit all the time. How many brain cells yall even have to be saying that lame ass shit???

  • ripethebloc

    EAST SIDE VERDUGO GARDENS RIFA

  • http://twitter.com/julio_escobarjr BASEDGODHOE

    GET OFF LIL B DICK NIGGAS YALL JUS HATIN TALKIN BOUT HE KILLIN HIP HOP HIP HOP IS EXPRESSIN YO SELF WITH WORDS AND THATS EXACTLY WUT MY NIGGA DOIN AT LEAST HE DOIN SOMETHIN PRODUCTIVE U NO NAME ASS NIGGAS

  • mackmaynor

    lil b? lil twist? forreal tho meek mill go hard and yelawolf and cyhi aint but..damn lil b and lil twist??!?! smh

  • Pioneer

    twist sucks, Lil B sucks, Mac Miller sucks, Cyhi good, never heard Yelawolf, Fred The Godson, Diggy Simmons, Kendrick Lamar, YG. SOOOOOOO, Cyhi is the best one outta all these lames.

    • uberdyke34

      i see you didn’t mention krit. ‘krit wuz here’.. check it out. real shit for real people

  • Pioneer

    OOH! and Meek Mill GO IIIIIIIIIIIIN!!!!^^ lol

  • still best rite now!!

    Lil B, Kendrick, & Yelawolf are the only ones who really earned their spots. Dope mixtapes, videos, shows & online presence. Id rate Meek Mill, Krit & Mac Miller following them, they put in good work. Cyhi, Diggy & Lil Twist were handouts, without their affiliations they’re nowhere! They didnt earn sh*t! had to get somebody from NY smh Fred just isnt that good Vado is 100 miles ahead of dude. YG? How much did Def Jam pay you for that? the dude is big off ONE single, because of the hook, his verses are the worst part of his only hit!

  • Young C

    The people that deserves to be on here are Meek Mill, Yelawolf, Diggy,Mac Miller, and CyHi Da Prynce. Fred the godson, Kendrick Lamar and YG I’ve never heard of and lil b and lil twist? Seriously? I can rap better than them

    • brothasdonttypenigger

      how u gonna say who deserve 2 b on da cova or not if u aint heard all of them kendrick got a cosign from dre and been all ova da internet an krit a monsta with the raps an fred on his grind from new york

  • jay

    yall are some little fucking kids if you don’t feel krit and in that case i feel bad for you because you never stood a chance to understand a real nigga like krit, yall grew up on a differnt genre of music and yall don’t know the truth about what hip hop is about

    • uberdyke34

      i completely agree. krit is the rebirth of real hip hop

  • amanda

    cyhi and fred da godson are the only ones i like here

  • http://www.ReverbNation.com/ICGAFIYLMON ICGAFIYLMON

    XXL just became very questionable by puting Lil B on here. Big K.R.I.T, Diggy, and Cyhi solid along with Mekk Mills. The rest I either never heard of of they have great names they rock with but I don’t know what they can do. We shall see what the year brings

    • luhbill

      no love for mac miller??? dude is a monster lyrically

  • fazetwo

    what the fuck is this? cyhi and kendric are the only fools on here that are talented. meek mill. ehhh. big k.r.i.t. mehh. mac miller is wack. never heard of yg or fred. yelawolf is gay. lil b is wack. i mean i think he’s funny and all and entertaining but come on…xxl freshman class? i fucking hate xxl now. it’s the worst shit to ever read. do yall get paid from labels to write some of this shit?

  • mister swisher

    nigga i’m livid. WHERE THE FUCK IS JAY ELECTRONICA? and LE$ KILLA KYLEON CHIP THE RIPPER SMOKE DZA XV EMILIO ROJAS AND GILBERE FORTE? XXL BE PICKING FAVS MAN, THE LIST AIN’T BEEN BASED ON TALENT SINCE THE 08 COVER. THE ONLY ONES THEY GOT RIGHT WAS IN THIS ORDER KRIT CYHI MAC MILLER YELAWOLF & DIGGY. EVERYONE ELSE IS TRASH

  • T tha shit

    we see nigga we see, time’ll tell

  • The Original

    Los should be on there, he is easily more talented than all or most of them. Lil Twist just makes it more obvious that their people are paying for the slots or to keep favour with YM and wherever these other wack dudes like waka flocka come from. You can’t be serious, 1 verse from Los is better than anything Twist or Wacka will ever put out unless someone else starts writting their stuff

  • Whoadieee

    Where da f**k is chip tha ripper?!?!?

  • Whoadieee

    Cyhi earned his spot forreal tho, his affliation aint everything he really earned his spot

  • Whoaderr

    Kendrick Lamar is the best one out of all them checkout Overly Dedicated for proof of that. Krit and Yelawolf are good, Diggy, Mac Miller and Cyhi are ok, the rest are trash. Where’s Chip Tha Ripper and XV??

    • j gaudet

      XV is deffinitle better than most of the freshman this year

  • sparkcity911

    DAMN SON///////////////THE GAME WILL NEVER BE THE SAME.
    HIP-HOP IS ON LIFE SURPORT………

  • http://xxlmag.com Ya B O Y n ‘em

    Why does it look like Diggy is leaning on that dude’s junk?

  • desean123

    lil b’s vans go

  • http://@randalgLGND Randalglgnd

    first off Lil B what that nigga is the best right now fuck what yall say if anything lilb is bringing the game back fuck what he said..
    and diggy and twist the fuck….man lib mac miller krit and fre are the only cool niggas on this shit right now

  • Simple like ABC, 123

    Where is V-Slash, Machine Gun Kelly or Roc Marciano?
    If they put Lil’ B, then they can put Roc Marciano.

    But the best 2011′s Freshman Class are: Yelawolf, Big K.R.I.T. & CyHi the Prynce. Diggy should be on class 2012.

    • mckinley113

      v slash north memphis nigga still dont know if its a girl or guy.

  • TyZZy

    LMAO!!!

    Who the fuck picks the freshman?

    Lil B, Lil Twist, Meek Mill, and YG are all fucking straight trash.

    Garbage music.

    Detrimental music.

    • luhbill

      i agree wit all of those except lil b. he go only on certain songs though

  • James

    Yelawolf and Fred the Godson are the ones to look out for!

  • guest

    hopsin should’ve been on there. Shouldve switched him in for lil twist.

  • The Truth

    Real talk…Yelawolf, Meek Mill Big K.R.I.T., Diggy, CyHi the Prynce, Lil Twist, Mac Miller, Kendrick Lamar, YG, Fred the Godson….I am good with them…but Lil B…first OJ and now Lil B…maybe they do it on purpose.

    Diggy-Obvious, a lot of buzz
    Kendrick Lamar- Obvious
    Big K.R.I.T- Obvious
    Cyhi- Signed with GOOD music, best verse of all the BET cyphers
    Yelawolf- Got a lot of buzz, signed with shady, was on the BET cypher so should have expected this next
    Fred- Idk him…no comment
    YG- many more should have been above him
    Lil Twist- He with young money, a lot of buzz…a lot of buzz…loved through internet more then music
    Mac Miller- i understand not all people would like his music but i fux with him.
    Meek Mill- listen to that cypher with los(one of the most lyrical rappers people dont know about) kid ink, and tory lanez.

  • JAB

    big k.r.i.t.. is mad cool

  • Gunner50718

    Kendrick Lamar.. Been following this dude since he was going by K.Dot.. Dude is a beast.. TDE.. Black Hippy.. Fuck all these other dudes..

  • luhbill

    Mac Miller the hardest dude in this class

  • ryan

    webby should be on here

  • http://www.spicuous@yahoo.com Tayo

    Worst Freshman List ever XXL. Lil B and YG are Horrible nuff said

  • kalikush

    Mac miller is a dope rapper he got alot of skill he will be blowin up in a couple of years

  • DuLong

    BIG K.R.I.T. dope shit check the mixtape KRIT wuz here shud b gettin more props gotta say wuts up

  • JPM

    Yo man XXL flaw now.. how the hell you gon have Lil B but you aint got Emilio Rojas on this shit.. only dudes on this shit fuckin with Emilio is Kendrick, Yela, and da prynce… so explain this suspect shit.. how Lil B and YG on here? They give yall a buncha cash to pay their way on this cover?

  • JPM

    and Twist can eat a dick… I forgot that hoe existed

  • Adamsville Mafia

    Mannn yelawolf the baddest on this list hands down. His flow seems light years ahead of his experience…

  • newknickmel

    Big K.R.I.T is Real, he gonna be a star, if u don’t know check him out, he’s the truth, listne to his SomeDayz freestyle and you’ll understand, he the best out the group

  • KID nike omega

    Yo XXL is so stupid for putting Lil twist on freshman ten lil romeo is killing that homo. diggy all my niggas know diggy killen them all .Kendrick Lamar putting west coast on the map right now. mac miller he just got skills. yg please nigga go back to flipping chic fi-la nigga.

  • yahh

    I only know who half these dudes are!

    But Tory Lanez should be in there instead of Lil B

  • http://twitter.com/DJSmilezMuzik Joshua Wilborn

    I don’t really know Fred the Godson, YG, Meek MIll, Kendrick Lamar, or Mac Miller, haven’t heard any music really from them, got a couple Meek Mill tracks cuz of Ross. I may not like Lil’ B but I know why he was on the cover, he GRINDED 2010 out on the internet, so there’s no reason for hate. I voted for CyHi, Diggy, & Yelawolf. Just got hip to Big KRIT he dope.

  • El Tico Loco

    You guys are sleeping on Fred the Godson to help you guys out, he has a Busta and Kay Slay cosign ie. a spitter. Mac Miller is nice too.

    The rest are obvious.

  • http://xxlmag.com yankees 11

    this list is a fuckin joke

  • J

    You to to out YOUNG SWIFT at the TOP of the class

  • Ikellz

    why lil b,lil twist or yg! if Stalley, Killa Kyleon or Dom Kennedy should be on there! this is a mess…but nice picks with Chy Hi, Kendrick, BIG Krizzle, Meek Mill, Mac Miller and Yelawolf (who should be in there last year)

  • Famous Amos

    Should Have XV up there instead of YG and Twist

    • Phuck Physics

      Word. Realest post on here.

  • izzy

    vado sud b on it…wooh da kid goin b big dis year…lil twist is ass…dis issue is ass dis year

  • mikey21

    Mac Miller is the best on the list

  • Khara

    Umm no Machine gun kelly?? lame………
    None of these rappers even compare to him.

  • RAM0

    this year is class is half a dissapointment. Mac miller, Cyhi, big Krit, and yelawolf. But where is Dom Kennedy, and Chip tha Ripper, XV? Meek mills is coo, and so is fred da godson, diggy belongs on there. But Lil Twist, Lil B? Naw not at all, lemme down XXL.

  • Preztun

    Can someone please tell me why Dom Kennedy isn’t up there…

  • PHILLY!)

    MEEK MILL WILL SPIT ALL THEM OTHER DUDES OUT THEY MIND..PHILLY HAS TOO MUCH SWAG AND LYRICISM TO ANYONE WHO DONT KNOW. CHECK OUR RESUME..YALL DONT WANT IT..MEEK REPRESENT FOR YA CITY..PHILLY ILLADELPH ALL DAY!!!!!!!!

  • PHILLY!)

    OK YALL REALLY…IF YALL KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT PHILLY YALL KNOW WE COME HARD . WE KEEP IT HOOD YET FLY. NO ONE WANT IT WITH US ON ANY RAP DVD..AND IF U DONT BELIEVE CHECK THEM ALL OUT. MEEK SHOW THESE NIGGAS U READY FOR WHATEVER..YUP YOU KNOW ME/IM SO FLY/ LOOKING LIKE MONEY EVERYTIME I ROLL BYE…WHAT U LOOKIN AT HATERRRRRR

  • D-town

    Mac Miller is decent at best, but Yelawolf is by far the worst rapper I’ve ever heard. Meek Millz is a beast.

  • marswhitemon

    WOLFGANGWOLFGANGWOLFGANG FUCK STEVE HARVEY AND FUCK XXL

  • http://YOUTUBE.COM/PAYROLL1SLIM PAYROLL SLIM

    WATS GUD IM PAYROLL SLIM FROM LOUISVILLE,KY NOW I STAY IN DA FRISCO BAY AND ALL I CAN SAY IS LIL B CAN FUCK ALL MY BITCHES

  • basedfan

    hating on the basedgod he said he was gonna be on the cover and he was….look i know all yall hate on him cuzza whatever but he “basedgod” is seriously bridging the gap ffrom now to then while also adding his own thing to it

  • SlyVillin

    Yall niggas sleeping on Kendrick, I heard most of these cats and my nigga K.Dot is one of the hardest working niggas on this cover, but Ignorance is bliss.

  • chuck”thebasedgod”

    Thank u BasedGod

  • mrolon

    krit and yela shouldnt be freshman theyve been in the game sooooo long and they way better then anyone on there

  • EscoLet’sGo

    HOLD UP!! know some of these dudes are alright but LAMAR KENDRICK is the truth…period…i swear to you…look i listen to Nas, AZ, Jay, wale, j.cole, common, Lupe…and im telling you from a true music fan to another please check him out…he spits that hope im telling you!! KENDRICK LAMAR

  • Top Flight

    Big Krit Go Hard

  • the poet

    this isnt that dope….yg, lil b, lil twist….are all forgettable….dont know the godson guy “wonder what nas feels about him” i dnt think meek millz can make records he’s a good rapper though…mac miller is ok but i dnt see superstar, im not really feelin kendrick lamar his mixtape is ok but i dnt understand why he gets such a cosign from dre…they gone fuck around & pull a stat quo on yelawolf that dude’ll be sittin in shadyrecords purgatory unless he makes a big record….cy-hi is dope but i have no clue what the direction of his artistry is…im undecidided about him….diggy is gonna go pop to sell records i see songs with him & lil twist in the way which aint very hiphop…..that just leaves big krit who is by far the best of this bunch…..vado played himself not being apart of this he wouldve shinned on these dudes & were the fuck are the lower end profesionals?? bogus boys, vado & smoke dza shouldve made this cover

  • Rag man

    You an”t heard nothing like Yelawolf! Youtube that dude. I agree that you cant call him a freshmen cause he had a deal few years ago but the label fell apart and he got screwed.

  • zeus12

    they could have made it 10 if lil b wasn’t picked. nigga straight trash!

  • http://xxlmag.com Allen

    cyhi, diggy, kendrick, mac, wolf and big krit should be really the ones in that cover…

  • bigcyypg

    why tha hell they put lil twist he aint no spitter….

  • joe

    fuck everyone on this besides kendrick lamar. k-dot crazyyyyy

  • julian

    big krit and kendrick lamar are good ass rappers mac millers kool. the rest pretty much suck.

  • Stirfry

    Yela deserves it. K.R.I.T. definitely deserves it. Fred isn’t my thing but he deserved it. Lil B shouldn’t be here.

    Mac Miller is Wiz Khalifa + Asher Roth.

  • sperdooo

    Mac and CyHi are the only nice rappers on here

  • greg

    whoever makes this list why is los from baltimore not on there. he is one of the best out there rite now

  • julius

    by far lyric wise meek is the best one flamers 3 nd mr philadelphia mixtapes shud let u know wat he about…MAc K.I.D.S mixtape was fire nd lookin forward tho best day ever 3/11/11…Cyhi wit kanye nd g.o.o.d music so he gud..nd expect diggy to go heavy mainstream sometime this year hookin up wit justin beiber or some shit like that

  • j gaudet

    Still Think XV is bettyer than almost all the people up here, beside maybe Mac Miller

  • collegeekcation

    Who the fuck let lil b’s retarded ass on here? “Girls wanna f.uck cause I smell like grandma’s cookies”? No, GTFO.

  • http://reverbnation.com/fshosaynomo F sho of BYSWO

    Hopefully they’ll bring some great music this year, there’s a litttle talent here! Y’all check me out I need to be on the XXL cover 1 day soon!!! F sho Saynomo

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  • Ughhhh

    Base Godddd and Mac Miller MOst Dope. Meek be going in his bag on niggas

  • Saysay

    why DOM KENNEDY not here??

  • Luck

    Lil B
    Based GOD!
    Waterfront h20 west berkeley

  • grand4nale

    lil b and yg should not even been mentioned in this discussion for da freshman class at all

  • TheJustin

    Mac Miller goes off, Lil twist is good, Yela Wolf can go off, Has horrible hooks though, but Lil’ B? He sucks…

  • MisterDenson

    I fuck with about half of this class. Glad to see Big K.R.I.T. Yelawolf, Cyhi, and Mac Miller get some shine

  • peewee4908

    mac miller- tough
    diggy- dude was right the world is his cause’ he can flow and is already rich
    yelawolf-dude got a future
    meek mill-ok
    kendrick-ok
    lil twist-ummmm he was cool i guess
    fred- he was cool
    cyphi-thats the word…my kinda rapper
    krit- cool i guess
    yg- went in on it
    last & certainly least
    lil b(the b is for bxtch)- they shouldve just kept it at ten becuase he”s not even a real rapper he’s the whackest dude alive. he doesnt only suck at rap he sucks at life

  • J-Jay

    lil b spits straight swagg!!!! i think this is a fraction of what he is capable of!!!! lil FTW

  • Daniel

    Mac Miller hands down

  • UncutThaLyricist

    why is Lil B in this class he is trash compared to the others

  • Kenton

    Wiz last year. Mac this year. Pittsburgh the long way! Dizzy Dave is coming!

  • Joe

    YALL ARE SOME NUTS!!! MEEK is HANDS DOWN the biggest come up on the cover. All of Flamerz 2, All of Flamerz 3, I’m a boss feat Rick Ross and sooooooo many more. I’m not sayin all the other southern soundin rappers are trash but you can’t say he isn’t better then yelawolf, Krit, DIGGEY?!?! Who the fuck is lil b??? meek would eat em up!!!

  • thatchick

    If you guys really have LIL B in this “Freshman Class”, clearly I’m in the wrong profession and genre. I heard that “basegod” b.s. and honestly I’d rather listen to Souljah Boy. Wtf happened to real lyricism?? People think just because you rhyme on a dope track you a rapper. Done promoting this nigga. lol I’ma check out everyone else. Mac is cool. Got his mixtape and I’ma finish listening to it. Dueces!

  • http://yahoo cj

    nigga my boy yela is a fuckin beast…..

  • asquarianboy

    where the fuck is XV. Makes me sick. Everything that dude touches is fire. He gets no love but hes one of the sickest in the game

  • MillzMc’afee

    Every year the top 10 are the Bottom Feeders.

  • COREY G.

    THE ONLY NIGGAZ I CAN SPEAK FOR ARE CYHI, KENDRICK, DIGGY (THOZE NIGGAZ SICK) MAC MILLER IZ SOME1 I JUZT STARTED LIZTENIN TO RECENTLY N HE PRETTY KOOL, HE JUZT A WHITE VERSION OF WIZ 2 ME… & MY NIGGA BIG K.R.I.T. CUZ HE REP THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI N OUR HOMETOWN 2 THE FULLEZT N IM ACTUALLY 1 OF THE FEW DOWN HERE WHO ACTUALLY GIVE HIM HIZ PROPZ… –SMH,. LIL B IZ WACK… U SEE SOULJA BOY IZ THE ONLY NIGGA WHO WULD SIGN HIM CUZ THEY BOTH JUZT AZ WACK… AZ FAR AZ THE OTHER NIGGAZ GO I DNT REALLY KNO THEM SO I WILL BE CHECKIN THEM OUT N SEE WUT THEY GOT TO OFFER

  • FOREVER

    FRED THE GODSON…KILLIN EM ALL!!! WORD LIFE!!!

  • Drix

    MacMiller is a flow master!

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  • tylerizaboss

    meek mill n diggy r the only ones i like twist is only up there cuzs hes in young money n yelawolf is the worst rapper ever

  • will

    Wheres Chris Webby?

  • nick

    lil b is the true based boy and mac miller is deff one of the best down to earth artists ive heard in a long time hes not flashy he just flows real shit, kool-aid and frozen pizza, senior cut day, nikes on my feet thats some real shit

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  • Educated4Life

    Y’all niggas fried, the only ones I fuck with are Yelawolf (becuase I’m from Bama and he can spit), Big K.R.I.T, Kendrick Lamar (along with J. Cole he can bring real Hip-Hop back) ayyeee!!!! WHY THE FUCK IS J.COLE NOT ON THERE??!!, and I’ll fuck with Diggy, even though he bought his way into the game he got talent.

  • hassan badi

    blizz mcfly out of milwaukee, wi should be in th 2012 class if not alot of people are sleeping, he is like talib kweli and kendrick lamar on steriods

  • hassan badi

    i came across BLIZZ MCFLY’S mixtape F.E.A.R. on datpiff last week and that shit is nice its worth checking out i think dude is gonna blow

  • VIZZY

    WHERE IS VIZZY!!!!!!!!

  • Yup

    Hopsin should have made the cut

  • mc313

    im not gonna hate on anyone for making this cover and sayin shite like they should or shouldnt be there but wheres danny brown?

  • http://qefwg RICK D

    krit, kendrick, cyphi, yelawolf r the best ones on here everyone else can burn ww2 jew style. hip hop can do without them.

  • zealous781

    Childish Gambino is better than the majority of the people on here smh. And XV needs to be on here too