XXL Freshmen 2015

OG Maco Thinks His Debut Album Should Win a Grammy
OG Maco has no idea how to move in a room full of vultures. And certainly, that's part of the appeal: fans of the 2015 XXL Freshman cite his willingness to engage with societal issues and to sidestep industry red tape as part of what makes him endearing...
Fetty Wap’s Debut Album May Come Out Next Month
Fans flipped out when Fetty Wap trotted out on stage with Taylor Swift, but it wasn't all for show. The New Jersey rapper, who performed his massive hit "Trap Queen" with Swift at her tour stop in Seattle, recently told Big Boy that the 1989 singer gave him some sage…
Fetty Wap Hangs Out With the Kansas City Royals
Late last month, it became apparent that the Kansas City Royals have a bit of a Fetty Wap obsession. The team's beat writers, perplexed by players who kept using the numbers 17 and 38 in response to interview questions, were apparently tipped off about the 2015 XXL Freshman and his 17…
Rich The Kid and Fetty Wap “Keep It 100″ in New Video
Rich The Kid is a free man, but nothing in this video is. Earlier this summer, the Atlanta was arrested alongside the Migos when cops raided the rappers' respective camps during a show at Georgia Southern University. He ended up paying $25,000 to walk out, but the 23-year-old is back at it, thi…
Listen to Fetty Wap, “I Wonder”
Fetty Wap is on a roll that has taken his profile from notable street artist to an absolute star. Dropping songs at random and racking up hundreds of thousands of plays within days, Fetty has the game on lock and continues his run with "I Wonder," a hard-hitting track produced by B…
The Kansas City Royals Love Fetty Wap
You know how, after a long day of playing one of the world's most popular sports at the highest possible level, leading your division in pursuit of your second straight American League pennant and making millions of dollars in the process, you just want to kick back with your friends...
Fetty Wap Has Three Songs in the Billboard Top 20
If you told a rap fan five years ago that this summer's charts would be a one-eyed wonder from New Jersey who sounds like he's from Atlanta, they'd probably be taken aback. Then again, 1995's version of the same fan might scoff at the notion that a bleached-blonde, white-skinned …
GoldLink Is Dropping a New Mixtape
A month ago, the Chicago Blackhawks took home the Stanley Cup, their third in six years, making it seven times the Western Conference has claimed hockey's top prize in the last nine seasons. This off-season, however, teams on the Eastern seaboard have been stockpiling weapons to make a run next…
Show & Prove: Kap G, D.R.A.M. and Skizzy Mars
Show & Prove is our section in the magazine where we highlight which rappers are hot in hip-hop now. Many who have appeared in our Show & Prove section have gone on to launch successful music careers. With the goal to bring our hand-picked selections online, here are the stories from…
Train of Thought: Boosie BadAzz’s “Black Heaven”
Train Of Thought: Boosie BadAzz
"Black Heaven" Feat. Keyshia Cole and J. Cole
Words Dan Rys
Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared in the Summer 2015 issue of XXL Magazine featuring our 2015 XXL Freshman Class. Check out everything from our Freshman issue right …

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