2015 XXL Freshman Class

Tink Pays Homage to Aaliyah in “Million” Video
Tink's Aaliyah-sampled "Million" gets the video treatment as the talented artist keeps momentum rolling after being selected as a member of the 2015 XXL Freshman class. The Benny Boom-directed clip, which premiered on a big screen in New York City's Times Square…
Common Shares Advice For the 2015 XXL Freshman Class
A few weeks back, XXL chopped it up with the legendary Common on the 10th anniversary of his classic album Be. During our interview with the Grammy and Oscar Award winner, we asked the Chicago MC to provide us with some advice for our 2015 XXL Freshman Class and the younger artists who are tryi…
Every XXL Freshman Freestyle Over the Years
Since our second Freshman Class in 2009, each edition of our annual up-and-coming MC spotlight issue has included a slew of different stories, videos and interviews to showcase the year's new crop of talent. And while a lot of attention centers, understandably, on our cyphers, a real test of a rappe…