2011's Freshman Class: Meet XXL's 2011 Freshman Class featuring Lil B, Diggy Simmons, Meek Mill, Cyhi Da Prynce, Yelawolf, Mac Miller, Fred the Godson, Big K.R.I.T., Kendrick Lamar, YG and Lil Twist.

Strength In Numbers: Travis Porter, Das Racist, L.E.P. Bogus Boys, Cali Swag District and Chiddy Bang prove that MCs can still unite for a common cause.

Let Your Soul Sing: Bei Maejor, Bridget Kelly, Leon Timbo, Wynter Gordon and Masspike Miles are the next generation of hip-hop soul artists.

Beat Knockin': XXL looks to Alex Da Kid, T-Minus, Sledgren, Araab Muzik and Kane Beatz to be hip-hop's new architects of sound.

and... Wiz Khalifa, Machine Gun Kelly, E-40 and more...